Legendary Dota 2 pro iceiceice parts ways with Bleed Esports as the Dota 2 community waits for official confirmation from Bleed Esports.
Prominent player in the Dota 2 esports scene, Daryl “iceiceice” Koh has announced his departure from Bleed Esports, a Singapore-based team. He made this surprising announcement on his Twitch account during a private conversation. Although the specifics of his departure are not yet known, it appears that Bleed Esports will soon be making changes to its roster.
Iceiceice, well-known for his early participation in the Dota 2 professional scene, has been a competitor with Scythe Gaming since the first The International (TI). Throughout his storied career, he has played for renowned groups like Evil Geniuses, Team Secret, Team DK, EHOME, Mineski, Fnatic, and Team SMG.
Earlier in March 2023, iceiceice teamed up with Djardel “DJ” Mampusti to take on the position of offlaner with Bleed Esports. They won four tournaments and took first place in the DPC SEA 2023 Tour 3: Division I when he was on the squad.
The Dota 2 offseason is made more intriguing by the news that iceiceice will no longer represent Bleed Esports. In a stream, he said, “I'm not with Bleed right now. It appears that they are putting together a new team. It's a little strange. A few adjustments are anticipated.”
Bleed Esports is going through a difficult time right now because they were eliminated by Geek Fam from The International 2023 after placing fifth or sixth in the qualifiers.
The esports community is waiting for Bleed Esports to formally address the departure of iceiceice, a highly influential player. It's expected that the team will change, maybe adding some new players to get back to their competitive advantage.
Darryl “iceiceice” Koh’s professional Dota 2 career
Darryl “iceiceice” Koh, As a member of Scythe Gaming, Pei Xiang began his Dota 2 competitive career in August 2011 at The International 2011. Third place and a $150,000 prize were won by the squad. Iceiceice switched to Team Zenith after the event. Though his performance at The International 2013 was unimpressive, he won the 1 vs 1 solo championship and became the best solo mid player in the game. China's Team DK recruited iceiceice after the team's dissolution.
He first played for DK before they broke up after The International in 2014. He then went on to play for Vici Gaming and then EHOME, where he stayed until The International 2016 when he placed in the top six. After that, he went back to Singapore and formed Team Faceless with xy- and NutZ, two local gamers. Faceless split after failing to make it to The International 2017 (TI7), despite their potential in the SEA area.
Following that, iceiceice teamed up with his former teammate Mushi at Mineski. They had a mid-tier finish at TI8, but they achieved international prominence with a triumph at DAC 2018. After that, he relocated to Fnatic, where he played until traveling to North America to join Evil Geniuses. Darryl “iceiceice” Koh achieved some noteworthy successes with EG, like as placing first in the 2021 NA DPC Season 1 and finishing second in the Singapore Major versus Invictus Gaming.
Future of Darryl “iceiceice” Koh’s Dota 2 career
Darryl “iceiceice” Koh is one of the legendary Dota 2 players who has proven their worth in many tournaments over the years and Bleed Esports really felt the impact of iceiceice’s absence, which was reflected in their poor performance.
With the conclusion of The International 2023, most of the teams are looking to strengthen their squads or reshuffle them. Darryl “iceiceice” Koh will surely be on the priority list of many professional Dota 2 teams. Darryl “iceiceice” Koh will surely make the headlines soon, where he will start his new journey and aim for the ultimate price, the aegis of the immortal, in the next edition of The International 2023.