One of the most famed players in the SEA region, Park "March" Tae-won who is now aged 32 has joined the South Korean organization of T1 as a head coach. March replaces cCarter and will now be leading the coaching department where he will be assisted by fellow Korean Pyo "MP" No-a who has been the coach for the team since the roster was introduced.
T1 announced March’s addition to the squad through a tweet.
March’s Return As A Coach
At the end of September 2020, March departed from the roster of TNC Predator after serving the organization as a captain for one year. The move came as a surprise to many SEA Dota 2 fans and it was being contemplated which team March would be joining. Also, it was being speculated that there could be an all-star lineup on the horizon considering the high number of free agents in SEA currently.
Kuku and Abed formed Among Us V2, a temporary stack, by adding March, inYourdreaM and Xepher to compete at the Dota Summit 13. Now, whilst the team is playing at the tournament, March has been added to the T1 squad as a head coach. March has had short stints as a coach before this as he last mentored the Fnatic squad for TI9 where the team had a disappointing run with a 13th-16th place finish.
March had also taken a long break from Dota 2 from 2016 to 2018 owing to the compulsory Korean military training. All in all, March has had a successful career that spans almost 12 years and is also one of the most respected Dota 2 players in the SEA region.
March will look to bring in his experience and expertise as a veteran of the scene to help T1 establish a name for themselves in the region. T1 has had some decent performances as a relatively newer team but they have been unable to secure top finishes in any of the leagues they have played. Officially, their current roster comprises inYourdreaM, Sam_H, Poloson and Jhocam but as per Valve’s Minor/Major Registration page, inYourdreaM and Poloson had been removed from the squad weeks ago.
A new roster reveal is likely around the corner by T1 considering March’s addition to the organization. As mentioned above, some of the finest free agents in SEA are available and we can certainly still witness a team full of superstars being assembled by T1.