Mad Kings set to swap out Benjaz for LeoStyle-.
The South American Dota 2 scene got some news Wednesday, as Peruvian organization Mad Kings made an alteration to its lineup in the midst of the Open Roster period set by Valve. The squad appears to be dropping Benjamín “Benjaz” Lanaos from its roster in order to make space for the addition of Leonardo “LeoStyle-“ Sifuentes at the carry position.
For Mad Kings, the roster change comes just a month after another change to the lineup that brought Benjaz to the organization. The team has seen significant struggles on the Pro Circuit so far this season, having participated in seven regional qualifiers and earning just two Top 4 finishes while failing to qualify for any events. Outside of the Pro Circuit, the team has also been finding difficulties competing within the South American region, with the team falling short of qualification for the ROG MASTERS 2017, WCA 2017, Galaxy Battles II, and WESG events.
For LeoStyle-, the move to Mad Kings marks his fourth official squad so far this season, having previously played for Infamous, Digital Chaos.SA, and Sacred. The young Peruvian carry has a solid track record within the South American region, as well as experience on the Pro Circuit stage coming from an appearance at the Dota Summit 8 with Sacred in December. Hopefully his addition to the Mad Kings roster will elevate the team to a more competitive position within the region.
Benjaz has become something of a journeyman this season as well, having played for Infamous Young, Sacred, and Mad Kings, as well as serving as a stand-in with T show, Digital Chaos.SA, and most recently paiN Gaming. Benjaz is one of the most experienced players in the South American scene, and will likely find himself a spot on another squad in the region before the roster lock period ends.
The Roster of Mad Kings following the change
- Leonardo “LeoStyle-” Sifuentes (Carry/Mid)
- Juan “Atun” Ochoa (Carry/Mid)
- Alexis “Greedy” Ventura (Offlane)
- Steve “Kaze” Amaro Huaranga (Support)
- Alexis “sl4d1n-” Cepeda (Support)(Captain)