T1 Re-Signs Its Dota 2 Roster
Dota 2's competitive scene has been experiencing a lot of roster shuffles and rumors related to the same are constantly making the rounds. But despite the competitive scene going about its traditional transitions, the T1 organization has decided to retain the same Dota 2 lineup. The organization announced on its social media accounts that its Dota 2 roster had been re-signed under the tutelage of coach Park "March" Tae-won. T1 players mentioned in an attached YouTube video that they were excited to continue with the same roster and were looking forward to coming back stronger next season. Recently, T1 competed at The International 10 (TI10) and finished 7th-8th.
T1 will play with the same Dota 2 roster in the next DPC season
“March will lead our DOTA 2 squad once again, as the team re-signs with T1! Thank you for supporting us and all the best for next season,” the organization announced.
The following players comprise T1's Dota 2 roster:
Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon
Karl "Karl" Jayme
Carlo "Kuku" Palad
Kenny "Xepher" Deo
Matthew "Whitemon" Filemon
“My goal coming to TI10 was to perform to our practice, train really hard. The results don’t really matter. Play to your full potential and play without any regret,” said March. At the same time, Kuku thanked the fans for their support, noting how comforting it was to read positive comments from their fans during moments of defeats.
Southeast Asia (SEA)'s leading representative, T1 entered TI10 having already demonstrated its potential in past events. A slow start was followed by a quick turnaround towards the end of the group stage to get into the upper bracket playoffs. Despite a strong fight against PSG.LGD, the team ended up dropping to the lower bracket. After cruising to victory against Alliance, T1 lost to Vici Gaming in the next round of the lower bracket to finish 7th-8th at TI10.
At TI10, T1 was lauded for its patience during times of adversity and for its strong teamfight skills in most of its matches.
Although the team did not win TI10, it has decided to continue playing together. This move comes after 23savage had announced in a personal vlog recently that he would continue to be a part of T1.
The current T1 roster will look to continue its competitive journey into the new season. The team will begin the season in the Upper Division of the regional league. The Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 is scheduled to begin on 29th Nov 2021.