Blacklist Rivalry reveals new Dota 2 roster with Gabbi and Abed remaining in the team

With rumors surrounding Blacklist Rivalry due to the alleged departure of Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte Santos after some supposed bootcamp exchanges, the organization has announced that they have decided to remain with their key players.

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While it was confirmed that Abed "Abed" Yusop, Timothy "TIMS" Randrup, and Gabbi will still remain with the team, there were some notable changes that took place.

For the Pos 1 and carry position, one of the most promising core players in the country John "Natsumi-" Vargas will be taking over that position. Before being part of Blacklist Rivalry, Natsumi was with Adroit Esports, Neon, and Polaris Esports.

While for the Pos 5 or pure support role, it will be Jaunuel "Jaunuel" Arcilla who will be leading the Rivalry. From 2021-2023, he was playing with Fnatic, where he became one of the key players that took the team to compete in The International.

The new roster was revealed through an official Facebook post where the organization announced that their Dota 2 roster was made purely for the upcoming Esports World Cup that will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.