beastcoast treated Dota 2 fans to a huge upset victory in the group stage of TI10.
The South American squad defeated podium contender Team Secret 2-0 with in the fourth round of group stage matches. Off-laner Adrián “Wisper” Céspedes Dobles was the MVP of the match with a 29-5-26 score line across the two games.
Game one belonged entirely to Wisper. He piloted his signature Timbersaw to perfection with 20 kills in just 26 minutes. Wisper even scored the first rampage of The International 10 with a fountain dive on Secret’s supports.
In game two, all three of beastcoast’s cores showed up in full force. Core duo Héctor “K1” Rodríguez and Jean Pierre “Chris Luck” Gonzales danced around Team Secret’s teamfight-oriented lineup. But once again, it was Wisper’s playmaking that made the difference for beastcoast.
A gutsy Divine Rapier pickup on K1’s Gyrocopter was enough to secure a comeback victory in game two. After this big victory, beastcoast currently has a 2-2 games record.
beastcoast is one of three South American teams attending TI10.
beastcoast earned a spot in Bucharest with first and second-place finishes in the two regional 2021 Dota Pro Circuit seasons. The squad qualified for the Singapore Major but withdrew at the last minute over health concerns. beastcoast finished in 14th place at the AniMajor, but the team has clearly been training hard for The International 2021.
The five players on beastcoast have played together for over two years now. They previously played as Infamous, where they achieved the highest South American placing in The International history at TI9. The squad earned $858,252 from an eighth-place finish at The International 2019.
Nowadays, the squad is held up as an example of what five players with chemistry can become over time.