To manage Southeast Asian Dota 2 team

Rivalry and Blacklist International expand partnership for Dota 2

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Esports bookmaker Rivalry and Blacklist International, an esports organization under Tier One Entertainment, have announced the renewal of their collaboration for Dota 2. Together, the two entities will continue to manage the Southeast Asian Dota 2 team Blacklist Rivalry.

The partnership will have a focus on “creative storytelling” and engaging activations, including opportunities for fans to meet their favorite players, the production of new episodes for Blacklist Rivalry’s behind-the-scenes docuseries called UnRivaled, and interactive experiences during Dota 2 events.

Blacklist Rivalry, introduced to the Dota 2 scene in December 2022, has swiftly made its mark in the video game's competitive scene. The team's achievements include securing qualification for the ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 and the Bali Major 2023 events.

In conjunction with the partnership renewal, Blacklist Rivalry has unveiled its roster for 2024, comprising talents Abed Azel ‘Abed’ L. Yusop, Kim ‘Gabbi’ Santos, Timothy John ‘Tims’ Randrup, Juan ‘Carlo’ Chua Manalo, and Jinn Marrey ‘Palos’ Lamatao.

This latest collaboration marks Blacklist Rivalry’s second significant announcement in February 2024. The team has also joined forces with former professional League of Legends player Filipe ‘Ranger’ Brombilla de Barrios.

Reflecting on the partnership extension, Tryke Gutierrez, CEO of Tier One Entertainment, stated: "As we enter our second year, our focus remains on developing Blacklist Rivalry into an elite team capable of competing with the world’s most skilled squads.”

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