Despite the amazing success registered lately, Geek Fam are down to four as their carry player Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto leaves the team.
He joined the team last year in early May with the big hopes of clinching a spot at TI9. The dream wasn’t fulfilled, but the hard work started to pay off in the season following The International 2019. Geek Fam started the year strong, qualifying for two consecutive Minors in the 2019-2020 Dota Pro Circuit and going on an impressive 9-1 win streak in the qualifiers for the Los Angeles Major. The excitement of finally being able to play on a Major stage made Geek Fam one of the first teams to arrive in March in LA to give their players time to adjust to the time zone, the weather and the food, so their form won’t have to suffer once the tournament would have started. Unfortunately, the LA Major was the first DPC event to get cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Geek Fam had to return home and adjust for living in isolation and competing like everyone else, in the online leagues.
The online format proved to suit Geek Fam perfectly as they placed top four in all major regional leagues, and over the past month, they have actually defeated the SEA best teams to win the BTS Pro Series Season 2 and the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League, two events where both Fnatic and TNC Predator were regarded as the absolute favorites.
Given the fact that Geek Fam’s most recent tournament victory was registered only ten days ago, Raven’s departure from the team comes rather surprisingly for all the fans.
“He has given us a lot of joy throughout the time that he has been part of Geek Fam and definitely leaves us on a high. We would like to thank Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto for his efforts with Geek Fam. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
Your home will always be here. Once A Geek, Always A Fam,” said Geek Fam in the official announcement.
Geek Fam current roster:
Karl “Karl” Jayme
Carlo “Kuku” Palad
Kenny “Xepher” Deo
Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon
Neither Geek Fam nor Raven revealed anything about what’s coming next for them. Most likely, just like the Chinese scene, the big competitors in Southeast Asia are going to take some time off and might come back to action with revamped rosters around September.
After Team Adroit, Neon Esports and Reality Rift underwent slight roster adjustment earlier this month, Geek Fam is the first team with championship trophies secured to make a roster change.