Enemy eSports has expanded into Dota 2 by acquiring Brian “BananaSlamJamma” Canavan and his team. The team – recently known as Astral eSports – has been picked up by the North American organization that currently has divisions in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, SMITE, League of Legends.
Enemy eSports announced their expansion into Dota 2 today withe acquisition of Brian “BananaSlamJamma” Canavan’s team.
The North American team Stratos eSports was formed in the post TI5 shuffle. It was then acquired by Astral Authority only few months later. According to Enemy eSports press release, the players were not under contract and were free to join the organization.
“We’re excited to bring on the former Astral Authority roster. They haven’t even been around for 6 months and are already putting up significant results,” team owner Dane Clerke said in the press release. “I think we can provide exactly what they’re looking for and hope to see them do well in 2016.”
– Dan “Clerkie” Clerke, team owner
Currently Enemy eSports is first in Join Dota League’s North American Division 2 and in the Western Invite of UGC. They are currently taking part in the ongoing ProDotA National Cup representing the United States. Most recently, the team qualified to go to group stages of Dota Pit.
BananaSlamJamma was part of Summer’s Rift. With the team, he had placed 5th at Red Bull Battle Grounds.
Summer’s Rift were dropped from the TI5 Americas qualifiers and were forced to play in the Open Qualifiers following a roster change made just prior to the qualifiers. After the team did not qualify, BananaSlamJamma was removed from the roster.
Enemy eSports roster
Brian “BananaSlamJamma” Canavan
Scott “Slayer” Palmer
Wang “Godlike” Poon
Andy “LokarN” Ordonez
Ryan “fROZEN” Davis
featured image courtesy of JoinDota