Teams and Pros React to Team Undying Helping OG and T1 Reach the Upper Bracket
The second game of the final series of the Group A of The International 10 (TI10) between Team Undying and Evil Geniuses was of paramount importance. There would be a tiebreaker between OG, T1, and Evil Geniuses if Evil Geniuses won the second game, but if they did not, there would be no tiebreakers. Team Undying won the game and, although it was a defeat for their North American counterparts, it was a moment of celebration for both OG and T1, who qualified for the upper bracket without the need to play tiebreakers. Members of T1 and Team Undying were involved in a rather wholesome Twitter exchange following this result. This dramatic end to Group A of TI10 attracted the attention of other teams and pros as well.
The Dota 2 community reacts to Team Undying's victory that helped OG and T1 qualify for TI10's upper bracket
T1 and Team Undying put an end to the Twitter dispute
As it turned out, Team Undying's win enabled T1 to secure the upper bracket position in TI10's playoffs. However, the two teams were not on good terms prior to this win. On the third day of the group stage, T1 had defeated Team Undying 2-0 following which Carlo "Kuku" Palad tweeted "Bunch of noobs" likely in response to Team Undying's offlaner, Jonáš "SabeRLight-" Volek, who had months earlier passed the same remark about SEA. Kuku had deleted the tweet later.
After Team Undying's win today, Kuku took to Twitter to make an amusing remark.
Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon, T1's safelaner, made a similar tweet. In response to 23savage, SabeRLight- was humble, saying that this win hopefully made up for the "dumb" comment he had made in the past. 23savage also replied positively by mentioning he had taken SabeRLight-'s tweet in a light-hearted manner.
Kuku also responded to SabeRLight-, calling him his idol.
SaberLight- was arguably the MVP of the second game as he delivered an outstanding performance on Dark Seer.
David "MoonMeander" Tan Boon Yang, the captain of Team Undying, tweeted that this win was for Indonesian pride.
Reactions pour in from other Dota 2 personalities and teams
There was trashtalk between the players, but T1's Twitter account mentioned that it has been Team Undying's fan since day one.
Dota 2 community figure, Wykrhm Reddy responded to SabeRLight- and said that there was no better way to apologize than by giving T1 the place in the upper bracket.
Beyond the Summit co-founder David "GoDz" Parker mentioned how Team Undying turned from being an enemy to a friend to the SEA region.
Dota 2 commentator, Ioannis "Fogged" Loucas, was amazed at how things panned out between T1 and Team Undying.
TI2 winner, Wong "ChuaN" Hock Chuan laughed at the irony of the whole situation between Team Undying and T1.
Team Undying's victory was not only eminently beneficial to T1 but also to OG as well. In a tweet, OG thanked MoonMeander.
MoonMeander was one of the original members of the OG roster when it was founded in 2015.
The captain of OG, Johan "N0tail" Sundstein, was also pleased with the outcome.
OG, T1, Team Undying, and Evil Geniuses will now have a day off before they compete in TI10's Main Event on 12th Oct 2021.