T1 Announces Dota 2 Roster and Coaching Staff
After struggling to complete their full starting lineup, the legendary South Korean esports giant will now finally enter the 2019/2020 DPC season with a newly minted T1 Dota 2 roster.
How the New Roster Stacks Up
Here’s the full T1 Dota 2 lineup:
- Lee “Forev” Sang-don
- Muhammad “inYourdreaM” Rizky
- Yixuan “Xuan” Guo
- Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier
- Tri “Jhocam” Kuncoro
To round out the team, we have Choi “cCarter” Byoung-hoon as head coach, Nicholas “xFreedom” Lim and Pyo “MP” No-a as assistant coaches, and Hyujin “Xyun” Choi as tactical analyst.
Forev is a veteran player (who has attended multiple Internationals). Black is well-known across multiple different regions as he’s competed in Europe, China, SEA, and even the CIS. InYourdreaM and Jhocam hail from Indonesia. But, they couldn’t leave much of a mark overall despite their fearsome solo queue pedigrees. Finally, their support Xuan fits the bill of a talented, albeit under-accomplished competitor.
There’s a fair bit of potential overall. But, it’s still too early to tell whether this team can compete at the highest levels. Still, seeing cCarter at the helm definitely instills us with confidence. cCarter, known for the staggering amount of success as the head coach of T1’s League of Legends team, is one of the best and most revered coaches in all of esports. Frankly, it feels like “success” is cutting it short. Three World Championships and multiple LCK titles certainly rank him among the best esports coaches to take on the role.
We’ll see this T1 Dota 2 roster in action at the ONE Esports Indonesia Regional Qualifier that’ll begin on March 14 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Regardless of how things develop, they’ll continue to compete in the Southeast Asian region. It’s fair to say that they’ll face an uphill battle seeing just how stacked SEA currently is. Still, with a capable coaching staff and a fascinating international lineup, they might eventually upset the status quo, at least to a certain degree.
Watching this multinational lineup compete will be very exciting, especially if you’re a fan of T1 as an organization. They’re surely looking to leave a mark in Dota 2 as well. With regional leagues right around the corner, they’ve found the perfect moment to enter the fray.