23savage Confirms That He Will Continue to Play for T1
Thai carry player, Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon has announced that he will continue to be a part of T1's Dota 2 squad. While expressing his sentiments after being eliminated from The International 10 (TI10) in his vlog on YouTube, the player also assured his fans that he would continue to be in T1 going forward. 23savage and T1 recently competed at TI10 where they came in 7th-8th place. The revelation by 23savage comes as Dota 2 is undergoing a tumultuous time in terms of roster changes, and it was speculated if T1 would also alter its roster.
23savage will remain with T1 going into the next competitive season
“I want to tell you guys that we are going to come back stronger next season and yeah, I will still be in T1 for anyone who is asking,” 23savage said towards the end of his vlog. As part of this vlog, the player shared a peek at his day at TI10, as well as the thoughts of various team members about their 7th-8th place finish.
As for 23savage, he thought his team could have done better, and the 7th-8th finish was disappointing. In addition, he thanked the fans for their support.
“I am thankful to you guys who always cheer for us and support us in the tournament and I hope you guys continue to support us even though we only got like top eight which is kind of disappointing.”
Other members of T1's squad also echoed 23savage's sentiments as they commented that the team could have done better at TI10. Matthew "Whitemon" Filemon, the position five player, believed the team could have done better and reached the top-six or top-four. Carlo "Kuku" Palad, the offlaner and captain of the team said he felt sad after the elimination and was not happy with the results, but he also humorously remarked that the money was still good. Position four player, Kenny "Xepher" Deo said that despite achieving a top-eight finish, he was personally not satisfied with it.
T1 had a rocky start to its campaign at TI10, finishing in the bottom positions of its group at the conclusion of the first day. Although the team appeared to have gained momentum in the next few days, it eventually lost to Vici Gaming in the third round of the lower bracket. As a result of a 7th-8th finish, T1 won prize money of $1,000,500 USD. This was Southeast Asia's best performance since TI6.
23savage and T1 will now prepare for the next season of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) (DPC 2021-22), which is reportedly going to begin on 29th Nov 2021. While 23savage has stated that he will continue to be part of T1, it remains to be seen whether the team will make any other changes to its Dota 2 roster.