(Update: SPOUT 360 incorrectly stated that DK.Mirr and DK.Zeys were on Team Resurgence. SPOUT 360 regret the error and has made the correction)
Singapore esports production house Zenway Productions, the folks who were involved with the country’s Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch scene, has some big news to share. It has acquired a prominent HotS team: DeadlyKittens.
Who are DeadlyKittens? According to Zenway Productions, they were “reigning champions from 2015 and 2017 in the Southeast Asian Heroes of the Storm Global Championships (HGC)”. In reality, DeadlyKittens is a new team consisting of veteran players who have played the game professionally since 2015. The current team roster is as follows:
- DK.Mirr | Warrior
- DK.Stronger | Support
- DK.Zeys | Assassin
- DK.Nsj | Flex
- DK.Enavir | Bruiser
DK.Mirr and DK.Zeys were previously in Team Relic, while DK.Stronger, DK.Nsj, and DK.Enavir were from Bibingka. In 2016, the five of them formed their own team called IPT.
Zenway Productions founder Lee Jian Ming said that his company will do their part in supporting and growing the esports scene with the recent acquisition and sponsorship. “We have close bonds with the Heroes community here in SEA and have watched this particular team grow from strength to strength. I feel that they have the potential to push themselves even further with proper support.”
DeadlyKittens’ team captain Michael ‘DK.Mirr’ Luo said that this acquisition is a milestone for them, and are confident with their skills to make a mark in the global scene.
Since DeadlyKittens is representing the Philippines and Zenway is a Singaporean production house, which country will the team represent now? “At this moment, it will be Philippines,” said a Zenway spokesperson. “However, with their achievements in the past years and representation, we are regarding them as a representative for the whole of SEA, rather than just local.”
The team will be competing in Dreamhack Summer 2017 in the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Mid-Season Brawl. The prize pool for the tournament is worth US$250,000, so there’s a lot at stake for the team later this year.
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