23savage and Forev shared their feelings after T1 became one of the first teams to get eliminated from the ONE Esports Singapore Major on March 28, 2021. Lee "Forev" Sang-don, who was the stand-in offlaner as Carlo "Kuku" Palad was physically unwell, mentioned that T1 would have performed a lot better as a team had they played with Kuku. He also apologized for being “unsynchronized and underperforming.” On the other hand, Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon, who is the team’s most recent recruit, stated through a tweet that he did not expect such a result and was under “so much pain.” However, 23savage expects the team to bounce back.
T1, Team Nigma and AS Monaco Gambit were the first three teams to get knocked out of the Singapore Major as they were unable to secure the top three spots in the wild card.
T1 members - 23savage, Forev and Xepher react to the team’s exit from the ONE Esports Singapore Major.
T1 had a disastrous opening day at the Major as they were clean swept in all three series that they played. They were then able to take a 2-0 win over Team Nigma but then ended their tournament run on a disappointing note as they lost 2-0 to PSG.LGD.
Forev, who had been called to stand-in for the team just a few days before the onset of the tournament, was saddened by the team’s results and felt bad for the team members. While wishing “captain” Kuku good health, he thanked the fans and the team’s sponsor, Secretlab, for their support.
In addition to 23savage and Forev, position four player for the team, Kenny "Xepher" Deo, also reacted to their elimination.
“GG day 2. Bad performance thanks who keep supporting. sorry I can't perform well especially when not a full team.
T1 vs Nigma more like airport vs airport hahaha.”
Translated Via Google Translate
When T1 and Team Nigma faced each other on day 2, they had already lost any chances of qualifying for the group stage and were just playing for the second last finish.
While T1, Team Nigma and AS Monaco Gambit return home, Team Liquid, PSG.LGD and Vici Gaming move to the group stage. Comprising eight teams, the group stage will last for two days, from March 29 to March 30, 2021. Seven teams move to the playoffs while the eighth-placed team will get eliminated.