Talon Esports Secures Promotion to Division 1 in SEA DPC
Following a hard-fought victory over UD Vessuwan, Talon Esports has already booked a spot in the Upper Division of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) SEA 2021/2022 for Tour 3. The team will now have a chance to compete for a slot in the PGL Arlington Dota 2 Major which will be the third major of the 2021/22 DPC season.
Talon Esports has won six series in-a-row and has only dropped a single game through the entirety of their run through Division 2 this season. Their first and only loss came against UD Vessuwan in Game 2 of their thrilling series, earlier today.
The team currently has a 33-3 win-loss record and is yet to drop a single series after its roster change in February, which saw it add Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon and Worawit "Q" Mekchai to its lineup.
Talon Esports vs UD Vessuwan: Recap, Highlights
Talon Esports cruised to victory in the first game of the series, taking a commanding lead on the back of 23savage's overfarmed Medusa who decimated UD Vessuwan with a 20-minute Manta Style plus Eye of Skadi timing.
Surprisingly UD Vessuwan struck back in Game 2. Carry Argle "Ken" Llesis had a stand-out performance on his Templar Assassin who dished out a ridiculous amount of physical DPS thanks to his early Daedalus timing, allowing his team to hand Talon Esports its first loss of this DPC season.
However, business was as usual in Game 3 of the series with Talon Esports once again securing the victory on the back of great late-game execution and itemization.
Talon Esports is looking forward to taking on T1
After qualifying for the Upper Division on the back of this victory, Talon Esports' coach Lee "Forev" Sang-don spoke about the team he wants to face when he returned to Division 1. "I want T1, and 23savage wants T1 too. They're like friends, and I am looking forward to facing them in the future," he said.
Both 23savage and Forev are former players of T1. The former competed with T1 in Tour 1 of the 2021/22 DPC but was replaced with Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte Santos for Tour 2. It will be interesting to see the two top teams go up against each other, next season.