Rave reform with former members Michael “Ninjaboogie” Ross and and Ryo “Ryoyr” Hasegawa. The previous teammates will be taking the place of Ken “FLY SOLO” Coloma and Armel “Armel!” Tabios, who were released from the team on February 16th. The new roster will compete in the upcoming ESL One Manila Filipino qualifiers Sunday February 21st.
The Filipino team has announced via Facebook the Rave reform. To many fans delight, the team will be including former members Michael “Ninjaboogie” Ross and and Ryo “Ryoyr” Hasegawa.
Only three days ago the organization had also announced that they were parting ways with two of the current members.
We regret to announce that Ken “FLY SOLO” Coloma and Armel “Armel!” Tabios were both released from RAVE effective today. The decision was made in line with preparations for the upcoming ESL One Manila qualifiers and other tournaments.
We would like to thank Ken and Armel for sharing their talents with the team and we wish them good luck as they move forward with their careers.
The new lineup will be released soon. Stay tuned and thank you for the usual support.
RG – Team Director
Rumors began to circulate around earlier of the Rave reform and the return of ninjaboogie and Ryoyr when the team’s profile for their registration in ESL One’s Manila open qualifier was brought to light by Mineski news.
On November 27th, the organization had announced their new lineup, featuring all new and local talent from the Philippines. Their first roster since June 2015 had not produced any achievements and results.
Rave reform roster
Ryo “Ryoyr” Hasegawa
Frederick “fred!” Velasco Fernandez
Jobert “DaReMo” Rodel De Villa
Michael “Ninjaboogie” Ross
Rafael “Rapy~” Sicat Palo
Rave roster changes timeline
TI5 SEA qualifiers
Despite their strong performances in the SEA region and in international tournaments, Rave-Dota disbanded soon after they were eliminated, 0:2, by MVP.Phoenix in the Lower Bracket finals of the TI5 SEA qualifiers.
Later in June, Rave-Dota announced that the organization would be inactive for a period of time.
To all our fans, Rave will be ‘Reborn’ in a few months. This inactivity will lead to a better Rave to continue the #RAVEvolution. Let’s be patient and continue the support. God Bless!
Jeyo and Ninjaboogie status
Earlier in June, Mineski.net revealed that the team had registered for one of their open qualifiers with a new roster that included three of the original members – Ryo “ryOyr” Hasegawa, Djardel “chrissy” Jicko b. Mampusti, Mark “Cast” Pilar, plus two other players.
The released information prompted Team Rave’s confirmation on the roster changes. The organization indicated that Ninjaboogie has retired from competitive gaming and Jeyo has returned to Canada for some time.
Ninjaboogie then released a contradictory statement regarding his status.
Departure of Cast, Chrissy and ryOyr
Six days later, Mark “cast” Pilar made an announcement, stating that the Rave-Dota trio had parted ways with the organization to form their own new team.
At the end of August, with the start of the new roster lock, it was confirmed that Djardel “Chrissy/DJ” Mampusti was an official member of Fnatic’s new squad.
On October 28th the organization had announced they were returning to the scene after the Frankfurt Major. Rave-Dota had been on a hiatus since late June 2015 and was scouting for regional talent.
As part of their dedication to developing and growing local talent, Rave-Dota encouraged young players to apply for the available slots within the team.
On November 27th the return was official.
The new squad consisted of players in the area that had no former or minimal prior professional team enrollment. The fresh talent was expected to participate in regional tournaments and qualifiers and represent the Philippines positively.
Rave-Dota is a South Korean organization. Their last roster was comprised of Filipino players, who were supported by the organization and moved from the Philippines to a team house in South Korea, in an effort to provide them with better conditions to train and compete in, as the Philippines is widely known to have one of the worst Internet conditions in the Southeast Asian region.