SEA’s Boom take the win at Dota 2’s 2022 Dubai Invitational Series

SEA’s Boom take the win at Dota 2’s 2022 Dubai Invitational Series
Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

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Southeast Asia’s Boom Esports Dota 2 squad have bagged at least P5 million in cash and prizes as they take the win at the Gamers Galaxy: Invitational Series Dubai 2022 Esports competition. Boom beat out fierce competition from Europe, Tundra Esports, 3-2 in the Grand Finals to take the victorious title. 

The tournament was a tumultuous journey of rises and falls for Southeast Asian victors @boomesportsid as they and Tundra swapped leads during the best-of-5 series. Entering Game 4, Boom was down 2-1 on the scoreboard, but they quickly rebounded thanks to Erin Jasper “Yopaj” Ferrer, the Filipino Dota 2 veteran, and his 11-1-16 performance using his Templar Assassin. In the process, the team locked in a 19.8k net worth. 

All the while, Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong ran competitors down on his Bristleback, taking major damage for the benefit of the entire team. 

In the next game, Yopaj yet again enlisted his key hero, Templar Assassin, scoring 14 of Boom’s 29 total kills. It’s pertinent to mention that he also had no deaths during the pivotal match. Yopaj was joined by Rolen Andrei Gabriel “skem” Ong and Timothy “Tims” Randrup, two Pinoy co-stars who both played excellent support during the tournament. 

SEA’s Dota 2 victors annihilated Tundra’s Juggernaut while it cruised through the bottom lane at around the 45-minute mark, thus laying the groundwork for a brutal GG push no more than a minute later. 

Earlier, Boom had placed in the top of the group stages 3-0, thereby securing a coveted upper-bracket slot in the subsequent playoffs. However, they were defeated in their first playoff series 2-1 by notable adversaries Tundra

Boom had the following to say concerning their win on their official Twitter account: 

‘We came here with no expectations. Against the best teams, we wanted to learn. Smooth start with some obstacles. In the end, we were able to win it all. Thank you for making us proud!’

The tournament was an absolute thrasher, and we look forward to the next one. While we wait for next year’s jam-packed and star-studded invitational, why not check out our comprehensive guide on how to start playing Dota 2? Learn the ropes and unlock your future Dota 2 champion potential. If you’d like to try a game that shows lets you become a tournament master, you should check out this Esports Life Tycoon Steam Key.

Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

I hail from the awe-inspiring beauty of South Africa. Born and raised in Pretoria, I've always had a deep interest in local history, particularly conflicts, architecture, and our country's rich past of being a plaything for European aristocracy. 'Tis an attempt at humor. My interest in history has since translated into hours at a time researching everything from the many reasons the Titanic sank (really, it's a wonder she ever left Belfast) to why Minecraft is such a feat of human technological accomplishment. I am an avid video gamer (Sims 4 definitely counts as video gaming, I checked) and particularly enjoy playing the part of a relatively benign overlord in Minecraft. I enjoy the diverse experiences gaming offers the player. Within the space of a few hours, a player can go from having a career as an interior decorator in Sims, to training as an archer under Niruin in Skyrim. I believe video games have so much more to teach humanity about community, kindness, and loyalty, and I enjoy the opportunity to bring concepts of the like into literary pieces.

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