Esports Inquirer spoke to newly-crowned Red Bull R1v1r Runes National Champ Zedrik “jeff” Dizon of LG Esports about his road to magnificence and how efforts like R1v1r Runes impact the local Dota 2 scene.

The occasion was kept in collaboration with Gariath Concepts and was streamed live by Lupon WomboXCombo last Saturday. As a benefit for being the tournament’s grand champ, he will have the honor of betting a member of back-to-back The International winners OG in a 1-versus-1 midlane match.

Esports Inquirer: You went through a lot to get where you are right now, making your way up from the qualifiers all the method to winning that nailbiting Phantom Assassin mirror match in the Grand Finals. Could you give us some insight on your journey?

My preliminary technique for the competition was to adhere to the extreme battle of mechanics that would be entertaining to see. However, I realized when I was sent out to the lower bracket in the qualifiers (due to the fact that of the first tower) that my competitors will do whatever it requires to win. I then chose to come up with an alternative technique utilizing Meteor Hammer that guaranteed I would have the ability to press much better than my challengers.

Entering into the top 8, I found out a lot of my rivals were utilizing the push technique however likewise selling their products at 5 and 10 minutes. From here I chose to begin drafting comfortable however unconventional heroes to guarantee that I still had a greater opportunity of winning. I enjoyed my grand finals matches against DLSU.Quanon since the majority of the heroes we used were heroes I barely dip into all.

This is the second edition of Red Bull R1V1R Runes Philippines, and without a doubt, it provides aiming pros some much-needed time in the spotlight. What type of impact do tasks like these have on the country’s competitive Dota 2 scene?

I think it is a good start to give aiming pros a spotlight, but at the same time, it isn’t enough. Dota 2 will constantly be a team-based video game and contending in Red Bull R1v1r Runes needs an entirely various play style. I believe there’s a lot of untapped capacity in our nation but the lack of constant and popular amateur competitions affects the possibility of these players getting found.

You’ll be taking on among the members of OG. Has that sunk into you yet? If you could select which gamer to bet, who would it be and why?

It has sunk in currently since this was my goal going into the competition. I would select Topson since I think we have comparable playstyles and he’s my preferred gamer. It’ll be intriguing too to be able to see what insane builds he would develop in Red Bull R1v1r Runes.

This post will be updated when info on the match schedule and its streaming platform appear.