March & Xepher Leave T1 after Disappointing TI11 Campaign
Following a disappointing The International 2022 (TI11) campaign, T1 have announced that it has parted ways with team coach Park "March" Tae-won, with Kenny "Xepher" Deo to follow suit. The Southeast Asian (SEA) team had a below average Dota Pro Circuit season, as the team saw a decline in performance during the third tour of the regional scene. Despite picking up Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen and Anathan "ana" Pham in a last ditch effort to secure qualification for TI11, the team ended up being eliminated from the Last Chance Qualifiers after a defeat against Vici Gaming.
At this time, the situation regarding the rest of the roster remains unknown however T1 may be looking at a possible full rebuild.
March & Xepher to LFT, with Topson expected to follow
T1 had a bad DPC season, as the team saw a massive dip in performance during the third tour of the regional scene after trading Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon with Kim "Gabbi" Santos from Talon Esports. With the team not being able to secure a direct invitation, T1 attempted to reclaim its throne as one of the best teams in SEA by swapping both Gabbi and Karl "Karl" Baldovino in favor of former OG superstars and back-to-back The International (TI) champions in Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen and Anathan "ana" Pham.
However, despite the roster changes the team was not able to proceed further beyond the Last Chance Qualifiers as the team was eliminated from the Last Chance Qualifiers after a loss against Vici Gaming, which saw them finishing in the top six.
Following the end of a disappointing season for the South Korean based organization, T1 have announced on Twitter that it has parted ways with team coach Park "March" Tae-won after 2 years of service with the team.
However, the restructuring of T1’s Dota 2 roster does not end there as Kenny "Xepher" Deo has also revealed that he is currently looking for a team on Twitter. While the announcement has not yet been made public by the organization, it is safe to say that the Indonesian support will not be staying with the team for the upcoming season.
With Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen also expected to be leaving the roster as he joined the team as a stand-in for TI11, T1 may be looking for a full rebuild of its lineup. The status of Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen and Anathan "ana" Pham, Carlo “Kuku” Palad & Matthew "Whitemon" Filemon in the T1 lineup still remains unclear.