Following their incredible 3rd place performance at The International 3 and the departure of Mushi to China, it looks like the rest of Orange eSports has decided not to play under the Orange Tag any longer. In a move that saw the remaining 4 members of Orange eSports join forces with Ice (formerly of Zenith and Orange before that), the 5 will be playing under a new team in the South East Asian region named Titan. Titan, a German organization based out of Singapore looks to “be the prime example for professionalism in eSports” and for its first team, it chose to dip their feet in the Dota 2 world. Leading the team would be Xtinct and Orange (and old school MUFC fans) can look forward to Ohaiyo taking the mid role again.
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In a message on the Orange eSports Facebook Page, Frank Ng the Team Principal had this to say:
Orange Esports DotA 2.0 in the name of Orange Neolution had a great run in 2013. However, TI3 3rd placing and USD287k/5 prize money could not keep Mushi, Xtinct, Net, KyxY and Ohaiyo in the team. After Mushi left for DK, we are sad to announce the departure of Xtinct-Net-KyxY and Ohaiyo for a new sponsor – Team T*. We hope the new sponsor who promised to pay more than double of what we can afford (1 Euro = 4.3 Ringgit Malaysia; 1 SGD = 2.5 Ringgit Malaysia) will support them till TI4. As such, Orange Neolution could not join the WPC-ACE Tournament in China this weekend and have to reform the entire DotA team from scratch. We wish the XtincT-Net-KyxY-Ohaiyo+Ice ex-Orange Esports team the best in their endeavor.
To clear the air, Orange Esports did not make any monetary gain or get any transfer fees from the new sponsors or TI3. Yes, losing the 5-man team will be a net loss for us and our fans but we can accept it with grace.
Orange Esports believes in building and supporting the South East Asian Esports scene since its inception 2 years ago. Our DotA, CSGO and HoN teams are widely recognized as the leading & talented SEA team in their respective disciplines. You can expect us to assemble a new Orange Esports DotA 3.0 team of high caliber soon.
We like to thank our sponsors Neolution, Razer, Asus, BenQ and Kingston for their relentless supports. Last but not least, we continue to seek out supports from you – Orange Esports fans!
Best of luck to team Titan and Orange eSports!