Ateneo student faces Int’l 2019 Champions team captain in 1v1 competition

The Red Bull R1v1r Runes Champion 2020 is scheduled to compete against the team captain of the 2-time The International 2019 Champions. Zedrik ‘Jeff’ Dizon of the Ateneo de Manila University will get into a face-off with Johan ‘N0tail’ Sundstein at the Red Bull R1vr Runes Civil War on July 20, 2020. The competition will be streamed live at KuyaNic’s Facebook page at 6 p.m. on that date.

Dizon ruled the Red Bull R1v1r Runes this year. This competition gathered Dota 2 players from across the country in 1v1 matches for regional qualifiers mounted in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Red Bull R1v1r Runes takes place on a custom map built in the Dota 2 environment and pits players in a fast-paced 1-versus-1 mirror battle that rewards intuition and the ability to make quick decisions. The first player to achieve three kills or collects the first kill on an enemy T1 Tower wins the match.


Red Bull R1v1r Runes Champion

Dizon entered the tournament during the Luzon Qualifier. After finding little success early on with a battle-focused approach to gameplay, he successfully studied his opponents’ use of the push strategy. He devised alternatives using Meteor Hammer, an approach that led him to the National Finals against DLSU.Quanon. When everything was said and done, Dizon was crowned the 2020 R1vr Runes Champion with a score of 4-0, and a set win of 100%.

As the 2020 Red Bull R1v1r Runes Champion, Dizon has the chance to establish himself as the rightful ruler of the river by facing Sundstein on a 1v1 mirror match.


The International 2019 Champions team captain

Sundstein is among the most recognizable figures in e-sports. After establishing himself in the international Dota 2 scene, he co-founded OG and would lead the team to 4 Major Dota Championships and back-to-back The International Championships.

Can Dizon score the ultimate upset and defeat OG Team Captain, Sundstein, in a one-on-one competition? Red Bull R1v1r Runes Civil War features an undercard with four matches consisting of local and international Dota 2 players.



Zedrick ‘Jeff’ Dizon emerged as the champion in this battle (2020). With a day filled with back-to-back matches, he defeated N0tail with a final score of 2-1, using Windranger and Undying.