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BOOM Esports have continued their stellar pre-season form by winning the Minseki Masters. They defeated Motivate.Trust Gaming 3-2 in the best-of-five grand finals after overcoming a 2-0 deficit. The comeback helped BOOM Esports bag ₱400,000 grand prize.
Mineski Masters is the third consecutive tournament win for BOOM Esports in the pre-season. They previously won BTS Pro Series Season 8 and BTS Pro Series Season 9.
BOOM Esports' Dota 2 manager Isaac "LANE" Alfon sees this win as the start of something special for his roster. He also believes that they will be tough to compete against in the Dota Pro Circuit this season.
“Sure we can [carry this momentum at DPC]. But we think that the DPC is still on a whole other level. We have to be prepared for every scenario. It’s important to not be complacent and also not let the pressure get into our heads, and fortunately, the players are neither. They just play accordingly and are focused on the matter at hand," LANE said.
“[We want to beat] everyone. In the DPC Regional system, every game, every point is important for any team. Only three gets qualified and we don’t wanna risk it by having tiebreakers or whatnot. So yes, everyone,” he added.
BOOM Esports' newest addition to their Dota 2 roster, Justine Ryan Evangelista “Tino” Grimaldo, had a lot to prove. Mineski Masters was his first tournament for BOOM, and he wanted it to go well for his team. Many saw Tino's recruitment as a poor move with more established players available as free agents. So, the Filipino athlete certainly wanted to win the tournament more than anyone else.
“Keep doubting, I guess? I mean, there will always be bashers or doubters whether I play bad or good. I want to spend more time learning the game and our playstyle. There are numerous ways to play/carry a game, I play for my team not just for myself, and if people can’t understand [that] then… salamat nalang sa lahat (thanks anyways),” he declared.