QO in T1's announcement

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T1 Sign QO as Dota 2 Analyst

Deven Salgaonkar
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T1 made an official announcement today through its twitter page stating that it has signed Kim “QO” Sun Yeob as an analyst for its Dota 2 team.
The Korean player would ideally be assisting T1’s Dota 2 coach, Park “March” Tae-won for the team's upcoming games.
QO used to play alongside March when both the players were a part of MVP Phoenix.

T1 has brought in a new analyst for its Dota 2 Team. The organization made an official announcement today through its twitter page stating that it has signed Kim “QO” Sun Yeob as an analyst for its Dota 2 team. The Korean player would ideally be assisting T1’s Dota 2 coach - Park “March” Tae-won. T1 has performed very well within the Southeast Asia Dota Pro Circuit and is currently second within the regional league behind BOOM Esports. T1 seems to be heavily vying for the top spot and is sparing no expenses to bring in the right professionals. QO used to play alongside March when both the players were a part of MVP Phoenix. With the duo sharing a history of having played together their combined expertise may just be the factor that may jetset T1 to that top spot.

An Overview of QO’s Dota 2 Career and what he could bring to the table for T1

QO will be taking on the role of the Dota 2 team analyst and shall aid March train the team for their upcoming games. QO began his professional career in 2013 and has played for teams of the likes of Fnatic and Immortals. At the peak of his career from 2014-2016 QO was playing for MVP Phoenix alongside March with whom he finished 5th-6th at The International 6.

The player went through a hiatus for a while, stretching into 2018. During his time in Australia QO eventually founded his own team which was known as Team Oracle. The team did not perform very well internationally as it played in Southeast Asia and Oceania Tournaments. As a result, QO departed from Team Oracle in 2020 and now has come on board with T1 as its new Dota 2 analyst.

QO’s overall experience coupled with that of T1’s Dota 2 coach March should bring some amazing strategies to the fold. T1’s Dota 2 team is being coached by veteran Dota 2 players with years of experience. With such solid guns backing the team, T1 will be aiming for the top spot at international events like Majors and The International 11.

The cancellation of the first Major of the season certainly will put a dent on T1’s momentum and could delay their appearance on the international stage by a few weeks. QO will have enough time to use his experience to influence the team in the meanwhile. Currently T1 is competing in the 2021-22 DPC Winter Tour: SEA Division 1 where it is vying for a top place finish.

If T1 manages to beat BOOM Esports and Fnatic in their final games of the season, the team would be taking $30,000 USD along with 300 DPC points as they move towards the Spring Tour. All shall be known in due time as T1 shall take on BOOM Esports tomorrow, 15th Jan, and Fnatic on 19th Jan.

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Deven is a former game developer who is currently writing and editing content for AFK Gaming.