BOOM Esports has made a substantial modification to its lineup, adding Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon as a stand-in for the remainder of the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit’s first season.

This relocation comes as BOOM attempts to end up strong in the upper department of Southeast Asia’s regional league following a 2-3 start through the very first 4 weeks.

23savage was originally slated to enter the 2021 DPC with Vici Gaming while playing in China, but the team launched him just days after the competition was revealed due to travel restrictions induced by COVID-19.

23savage also cited the language barrier in between players as a reason for his release, noting that Vici believed it could cause prospective communication problems down the line. He never ever really played in a competition with Vici and has stayed teamless since his release.

The Thai gamer now signs up with BOOM as the first non-Indonesian player to ever wear for the organization because its Dota division was founded in 2017.

Based on the image posted with the announcement, it appears 23savage will be replacing Andrew “Drew” Halim as the group’s carry for a minimum of the remainder of this season. The group has not committed to dropping the former Reality Rift gamer or signing 23savage to a long-lasting deal as of yet.

At the start of week five, BOOM is sitting in 5th location at 2-3 and only requires to win another series to ensure the organization remains in the SEA upper division for season two of the DPC. Here is what the BOOM roster must appear like heading into the group’s last two matches against Execration and Vice Esports.

If Khezcute and his team can win versus XctN and Vice, there is a possibility they might slip into the Singapore Major as the 3rd seed out of SEA must TNC Predator and T1 lose out.