Finally there is clarity on the burden of Thai Nuengnara”23savage“Teeramahanon’s future with T1’s Dota 2 team, as the organization announced on its social media that he would be moving to the inactive roster. Hence, Kim”Gabbi“Villafuerte, who recently played for Talon Esports, will replace 23savage as T1’s substitute in the upcoming 2021-22 Southeast Asia (SEA) Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Finals. Additionally, 23savage is being loaned to Motivate for BTS Pro Series Season 10 is underway.
23savage moves to inactive roster as T1 moves to Gabbi for SEA Regional Finals
T1 announced the roster adjustment on Twitter and asked fans to continue supporting the team in the Regional Finals.
T1’s Dota 2 roster that will compete in the SEA DPC Regional Finals:
Joining T1 in March 2021, 23savage left the active roster after becoming a key member throughout the 2021 DPC. The team had a rough start with him on the roster at the Singapore Major, with Kuku absent. face, but recovered to emerge as the most successful team in Southeast Asia in 2021. Among the achievements at DPC 2021 were third place at WePlay AniMajor, first place at ESL One Summer 2021 and 7th place. 8 at The International 10.
After TI10, T1 has retained its entire team and performed very well in Tour 1, although not as well as in DPC 2021, to finish third and secure a spot at the Regional Finals.
After Tour 1 of the DPC 2021-22, 23savage’s future with T1 was beset by rumors and speculation about his replacement. Anathan”ana“Pham and Gabbi are two players with big names in the spotlight, but in the end it’s the one behind.
Gabbi is currently only listed as a substitute for T1, and it is unclear if he will continue to be a part of the team after the Regional Finals. The last time he played for Talon Esports was in Division 2 of Tour 1, where the team had a worse record coming in at 5th place.
The Regional Finals start on February 11th and T1 will face Fnatic in the first round.
Additionally, 23savage, after being loaned to Motivate.Trust Gaming, will likely be witnessed in the match against Team Orca (formerly Ragdoll) on February 9 as part of BTS Pro Series S10: Phase paragraph 1. He also participated in the first game of the Motivate.Trust Gaming Series against Yangon Galacticos on February 7 in the event, but did not play the second game.
After being directly invited to Stage 2 of BTS Pro Series S10, T1 will also be playing during the event from February 14.
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