- Organizations are hastily preparing for the upcoming Eastern European TI11 qualifiers
- BetBoom places its hopes on the 28-year-old veteran
- He has been hailed as the MVP in previous major Dota 2 events
BetBoom is bringing in Dota 2 veteran Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosian in preparation for the upcoming Eastern European TI11 qualifiers in September.
BetBoom Signs RodjER
Dota 2’s The International 2022 is just around the corner, ad with the final invites claimed for the event, fans are eagerly awaiting to see the likes of Evil Geniuses, Outsiders, and Gaimin Gladiators duke it out. Meanwhile, organizations are hastily finishing up their roster compositions in preparation for the Eastern European TI11 qualifiers which are less than a month away.
One of these teams is BetBoom which recently announced the acquisition of Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosian to its Dota 2 roster. The CIS veteran will be replacing Forcemajor who is stepping down due to health reasons.
RodjER is an interesting choice. He spent most of last season playing for the CIS Rejects, excluding a brief stint he had with PuckChamp. BetBoom is most likely hoping that RodjER’s many years of experience would give them an edge in the regional qualifiers, which can get very challenging. Despite the organization having the most DPC points in its region’s qualifiers, getting into the most prestigious Dota 2 event can still pose a big challenge.
RodjER Brings in a Ton of Experience
Over the past nine years, the Russian/American player has gathered a significant amount of experience. He started his professional Dota 2 career in 2013 in Cleave Gaming, and later Team Empire became his first professional success. RodjER helped his team place 7th-8th at The International 2017.
In September of the same year, RodjER transferred to Na'Vi, at his request and became the Adrenaline Cyber League champion, claimed fourth place at DreamLeague Season 8, and reached the semifinals of MDL Macau.
In February 2018, RodjER was part of a deal between Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro, who came to a mutual agreement to swap him and Ukrainian player Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk. This transfer allowed RodjER to help his new team reach new heights at ESL Katowice 2018. The team won the event, marking RodjER’s first major win where he was also awarded the MVP of the tournament.
BetBoom is counting on the 28-year-old’s experience to help them perform well at the Eastern European TI11 qualifiers which will kick off on September 3 and wrap up on September 18. The qualifier’s winner will proceed to TI11, while the second and third place finishers will have a second chance at making it to the event at the Last Chance Qualifiers.