Infamous set a new record for the South American region, this time around with their run at The International 2019. The organization that was the first ever to attend a TI via SA qualifiers, back in 2017 become this year the first ever to reach top eight at the biggest Dota 2 tournament.
Courtesy of the incredible underdog run in Shanghai last week, Infamous took home $858,252 which makes Steven “StingeR” Vargas the highest-earning Peruvian player in any esports discipline. The five players on the TI9 Infamous squad played for the last couple of months of the 2018-2019 Dota Pro Circuit season without a sponsor, under the Team Anvorgesa tag. They finished top four at the last two Minors before TI9 and were regarded the top contenders for a ticket to TI9 via SA regional qualifiers. Ahead of the final battle for a trip to The International 2019, Infamous signed the five Anvorgesa players offering them a bootcamp facility in Brazil for the TI9 qualifiers and a bootcamp in Shanghai a week before TI9.
Returned home, the five members of the team announced that they will stay together for the new competitive season, however, they will not represent the Infamous banner anymore. The announcement was made on Twitter by their Manager, Vitória Otero.
Vitória Otero managed the five South American players since the first day they grouped together in the previous season and traveled with them under the Majestic Esports at the Dota PIT Minor and under the Anvorgesa tag at the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2.
Former Infamous roster:
- Hector Antonio “K1” Rodriguez
- Jean Pierre “Chris Luck” Gonzales
- Adrian “Wisper” Cespedes Dobles
- Elvis “Scofield” De la Cruz Peña
- Steven “StingeR” Vargas