Paris Saint-Germain, popularly known as PSG, is making an electrifying comeback to the Dota 2 world. In a surprise announcement, PSG disclosed its partnership with Quest Esports, aligning perfectly with the much-anticipated event, The International 2023.
A Walk Down Memory Lane: PSG and LGD
The end of PSG’s collaboration with LGD on September 4 left many wondering about the former’s next move in the esports arena. Their collaboration, which began in 2018, witnessed a remarkable journey, with them securing a spot in the top three at The International three times. Their departure from the competitive Dota 2 stage seemed abrupt.
Enter PSG Quest: The Next Chapter
PSG Quest is now the name to watch out for in the forthcoming TI 2023. This partnership not only signifies PSG’s strong intention to maintain a foothold in the competitive Dota 2 landscape but also emphasizes its trust in Quest Esports. The new brand, now united with PSG’s reputation, is ready to make waves at the imminent prestigious championship.
DOTA 2 FANS, PSG IS BACK!
We are proud to announce our return to the #Dota2 scene through an exciting partnership with the Qatar based team @questesports_
Please give a warm welcome to PSG Quest 🔴🔵 pic.twitter.com/8BTfjP7E8t
— PSG Esports (@PSGeSports) October 10, 2023
The Dota 2 Community’s Take
This newfound alliance has sparked diverse reactions within the Dota 2 community. The fact that both PSG, under the umbrella of Qatar Sports Investments, and Quest Esports hail from Qatar has raised eyebrows. Some industry watchers speculate that with PSG’s substantial backing, Quest Esports might have an overwhelming advantage against other contenders.
Nonetheless, one can’t undermine the strides Quest Esports made prior to this partnership. Their achievements in the current year are a testament to their capabilities, having achieved their accolades independently before joining forces with PSG.
New Scene for PSG!
While the world waits with bated breath to see how PSG Quest performs at Dota2 Esports TI 2023, one thing is clear: esports partnerships are becoming more strategic and impactful. Organizations are now more careful about alliances, ensuring they make the most of collaborations to stand out in this competitive domain.