Dota 2: Roster Changes in Geek Fam

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Dota 2: Roster Changes in Geek Fam

SEA Team Geek Fam welcome Filipino mid player, Karl Jayme, in their latest roster shuffle.

The SEA Dota 2 scene is looking better than ever. Apart from TNC and Fnatic, a new name emerged after TI 9 came to an end. Geek Fam rebuilt their roster from the ground up with the addition of three ex-TNC players.

Although people expected them to be one of the leading forces in the region, that never happened. Geek Fam was unable to qualify for the first two Majors. Despite securing slots for the Minors, their Summit 11 performance wasn’t too impressive.


It seems like Geek Fam realizes their situation and wants to make a change. That’s why just a couple of weeks before the WePlay! Bukovel Minor, Eric “Ryoya” Dong announced that he won’t be playing for the SEA team anymore.

As a result, Geek Fam officially announced the addition of “Karl” Jayme to their team. A very talented Filipino player who definitely has what it takes to become a great player. However, we are yet to see if he can handle the pressure of the DPC. Geek Fam and their new roster will definitely be a team to watch when the next Minor arrives.

Here is how Geek Fam’s roster looks now:

  • Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto
  • Karl Jayme
  • Carlo “Kuku” Palad
  • Kenny “Xepther” Deo
  • Kim “DuBu” Doo-young

Consequences of the roster change

Unfortunately for Geek Fam, their actions won’t be left without consequences. As you probably remember, Valve introduced a new set of rules for the 2019-2020 DPC. One part of them was aimed specifically at roster changes.

As a result, the SEA team will now suffer a penalty to the DPC points they will win. Even though it’s just a 20% reduction it’s still a lot, especially for a team such as Geek Fam. After all, they will need everything they can get to have a shot at qualifying for TI 10.

Dota 2: Roster Changes in Geek Fam
Zlosterr has been a fan of esports for many years and mainly focuses on Dota 2. He has more than five years of experience writing Dota 2 content for numerous platforms. Besides being a passionate fan of the game, he's also played for various amateur teams.