BTS Pro Series Season 13 Americas – Where new rosters are confirmed daily
All eyes on the South American teams at BTS Pro Series S13 Americas. Demand for reliable and affordable SA teams in the region soared after its TI11 representatives delivered phenomenal results.
More importantly, it was a stab at its North American counterparts, which have traditionally been deemed the superior region. As such, the BTS Pro Series S13 Americas is worth watching because there are several notable teams competing.
BTS Pro Series S13 Tournament Format and Teams
We covered the BTS Pro Series S13 SEA yesterday, which share similar tournament format. With the exception that several high-profile teams have reserved slots in Playoffs while the other participants, aka Phase 1 seeds, compete in Play-ins to qualify for group stage. Infamous, DogChamp, No Runes, 5RATFORCESTAFF, Alpha, The Cut, Cringe Crew, and Team Brasil are Phase 1 teams.
Phase 2 seeds include Thunder Awaken, Hokori, Wildcard Gaming and Infinity, which await in group stage. Phase 3 seeds enjoy the luxury of Playoffs slots, which ironically include TeamSoloMid, beastcoast, nouns, and an unrevealed team.
All eyes on South America
SA teams are the new craze in town, even the North American powerhouse, Evil Geniuses, is eager for one.
Bestcoast and Thunder Awaken‘s unicorn roster comes into the frame as the most accomplished SA squad in TI history. TA scouted the roster after TI10, which formerly played for NoPing esports. While the latter org eventually fail to build a team that rivals its predecessors, TA went on to make history.
Unfortunately, even a promising line-up such as TA’s doesn’t last long as all TA players departed right after TI11. Nevertheless, TA will eventually showcase its new line-up at BTS Pro Series S13 as group stage begins on November 25. This might explain why TA only got a Phase 2 slot despite their great accomplishment at TI11.
Whereas, their local rival, beastcoast boasts a confident roster, featuring two former TA players, Herrera “DarkMago” Gonzalo and Rafael “Sacred” Yonatan. The two carry players have been credited for many crucial plays during their time in TA, so beastcoast’s decision to recruit them might just be a game-changer for beastcoast going into DPC 2023. Unfortunately, it’s the end of an era for the former TI9 Infamous roster with two founding players out.
North American powerhouses
It’s a rough off-season for North American Dota 2 teams, as all their representatives drop like flies at TI11. While EG looks to play at the SA region for a more promising team and affordable division, TeamSoloMid remains true to the NA roots.
Nevertheless, they have recently announced the departure of Kim “DuBu” Doo-young, while there has not been any news on the other players. This is unusual, considering a roster change of only the hard support player would mean absolutely nothing when DuBu wasn’t their captain/drafter previously. Hence, we might just see TSM shock the fanbase with a more drastic roster shuffle.
Nouns also recently announced the departure of Guilherme “Costabile” Costábile and Nicolas “Gunnar” Lopez, their carry duo. This is a breath of fresh air since new carry players redefine the team’s playstyle altogether.
The Big Reveal
It wouldn’t be too farfetched to predict the final invite might just be for Evil Geniuses. The slot in Phase 3 is for top candidates in the scene, so we can only expect the biggest namesakes to be in that slot. Since EG hasn’t announced their official roster yet, it seems natural that BTS Pro Series S13 Americas kept their final invite under closed doors.
Of course, the less exciting potential invite could just be Quincy Crew (formerly Soniqs). EG hasn’t participated in BTS Pro Series for several seasons, so the odds of having EG debut their new roster here might just be too good to be true.
Regardless, the BTS Pro Series S13 Americas features a narrative into what we can expect from the Americas region at DPC 2023. With SA teams being the prominent one, NA teams have to pick up their pace momentarily.