Nearly two months ago we saw T1, the South Korean Dota 2 organisation, remove two players from their active roster and replace them with two stand-ins who have now been added to the squad permanently.
On March 16th, 2020, T1 removed both Dominik ‘Black^’ Reitmeier and Yixuan ‘xuan’ Guo from their roster, shortly before they were set to take part in the Beyond the Summit Pro Series Southeast Asia. Instead the team opted to utilise Galvin ‘Meracle’ Kang Jian Wen and Wilson ‘Poloson’ Koh Chin Wei as stand-ins – which unfortunately still saw them being eliminated in the group stages. However, this did not faze them as they would still look forward to ESL One Birmingham 2020 Online SEA qualifier with their stand-ins.
Although the team were eliminated from the ESL One Birmingham Online qualifiers on Sunday, they have gone ahead to announce that their two stand-ins would become full-time members of the roster. The full T1 roster is as follows:
- Galvin ‘Meracle’ Kang Jian Wen
- Muhamma ‘inYourdreaM’ Rizky
- Lee ‘Forev’ Sang-don
- Tri ‘Jhocam’ Kuncoro
- Wilson ‘Poloson’ Koh Chin Wei
While the T1 team are out of the running for the ESL One event, they are participating in two ongoing tournaments: Hephaestus Cup and Cyber.bet Cup Spring Series SEA – and will also be playing in the SEA Dota Invitational which kicks off from May 16th. It will be interesting to see if they finally manage to find their footing with their new players or if more changes are to be seen in the future.