T1 Players Head to Romania Ahead of ESL One Fall 2021: Bootcamp Edition
T1 Dota 2's roster members have left for Romania, where The International 10 (TI10) will take place. The team’s captain and offlaner, Carlo "Kuku" Palad posted a Facebook message announcing that he was flying to Romania. Meanwhile, Kenny "Xepher" Deo posted an Instagram story revealing that he and Matthew "Whitemon" Filemon had boarded the flight from Jakarta, Indonesia, to Romania. Even though TI10 is still some time away, these T1 players will begin preparing for ESL One Fall 2021: Bootcamp Edition, which commences on 21st Aug 2021.
T1 members leave for TI10’s host location - Romania
On his Facebook page, Kuku recently posted an update on his flight to Romania, announcing that he has a five-hour layover which should give him enough time to read the new Dota 2 patch.
As of now, it is unknown if T1's carry, Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon, and midlaner, Karl "Karl" Matthew Baldovino, have also departed for TI10's host location. Considering ESL One Fall 2021 is only a few days away, it is likely that these two players will also arrive at the location soon. Both of them also recently announced through their social media accounts that they had received their visas.
In ESL One Fall 2021, T1 is in Group A with Creepwave, Team Spirit, Thunder Predator, Virtus.pro, and Tundra Esports. The schedule of the matches for the event is not yet available.
T1 had won ESL's last Dota 2 event, ESL One Summer 2021. In the grand final series, they defeated Virtus.pro 3-2 to win first place. The team was able to play in the event because they were proceeding to bootcamp from Ukraine after the WePlay AniMajor had ended. They had then returned to Southeast Asia post-ESL One Summer 2021.
The ESL One Fall 2021 will last from 21st to 29th Aug 2021. Other teams hailing from other regions, that include PSG.LGD from China, SG esports from South America, and more, are also expected to bootcamp from Romania for this tournament. After the event, these teams are likely to stay in Romania to prepare for TI10. TI10 will take place from 7th-17th Oct 2021.