Announced in the early hours of this morning, Team Oracle, an Australian based esports organisation focused on Dota 2, has announced that they have been invited to “Para Bellum 2020” - a Dota 2 event held in Bangkok, Thailand, with a total prize pool of $16,500 USD.
Team Oracle opened their doors early this year with the full support of an international Dota 2 veteran, Kim “QO” Sun Yeob, who has played in multiple ‘Internationals’ with teams like MVP, FNATIC and Immortals - QO currently competes with the main Oracle roster.
On August 5th this year, Team Oracle announced their partnership with Australian based esports facility, Esports High Performance Centre - a strategic partnership in which they hope to use to get an Australian team to the holy grail Dota 2 event, The International.
Neon Esports, Trust Gaming and Slayers Guild will accompany Team Oracle at Para Bellum 2020 as the three other teams directly invited to the event. Four qualifying spots will be up for grabs for teams around the Asia-Pacific region; Athletico Esports, Dark Sided and Team Oracle Youth are a select few teams from the Australasian region that have signed up for the qualifier.
David Luong, Director of Operations for Team Oracle, said in a statement to us “as a team, it’s extremely rewarding to see that a tournament organiser has given an Australian based team an opportunity to go overseas and compete.”
“To us, it just highlights that out vision here at Team Oracle is being incorporated into the more global esports space. Going into the tournament, we have our sights set on nothing less than first place - based off our practice over the past few weeks against the other three teams, we have every right to move into the tournament feeling confident,” continued David.
“However, we will continue to practice diligently in preparation for the event,” he concluded.
Hosted by Thailand Esports Challenge, Para Bellum 2020 is set to kick off on January 8th next year and will run for the duration of five days.
If you wish to stay connected with the progress of Team Oracle at the event, be sure to follow them on Twitter.
Written by Ben Scott