As we draw closer to the International 2020, only 3 majors remain and the next one happening soon is the ESL One Los Angeles 2020. Therefore, many teams have become pretty desperate to have their rosters up and ready for the upcoming qualifiers. However, it might be too late to compete as the Champions are already back. Team OG just announced their final roster in preparation for this year’s DPC and TI10, while it is only 2 of 5 parts of the former two-time champion team, it’s still a fearsome team with the likes of Chadson and BigDaddy leading the team. Of course, the new members of OG are nothing less than tier-1 level, such as Midone and Sumail being known for their absurd performance.
While the champions return and the TI8 finalists are ready for their second attempt at qualifying for the regionals, there’s a team in a not-so-known region aching to play soon. T1 Telecom, more famously known in the League of Legends pro scene, has got their final roster ready. Alongside the first player who joined right after TI9, Forev, are unexpected players that we never would have imagined playing for a Korean powerhouse org.
Assuming the hard carry role, Black^ from Germany is finally back in the pro scene. After what felt like years of streaming with his best mate, AdmiralBulldog, and attending events, we can be glad that we can witness Black^ Dota once again. Taking the mid role, is the pub star from SEA, inYourdreaM. Despite being one of the 5 players across the world to reach 10K MMR, the young prodigy has yet to win a major nor has he even attended a single International. Perhaps, T1 will be his next step in his pro career this year.
Former BOOM ID player and inYourdreaM’s teammate, Jhocam is also an Indonesian player who has not attended too many international LANs in his pro career. He will be playing the pos4 support role to replace Febby. Last but not least, all the way from the land of courtesy, where Arteezy and EternalEnvy lived, is a Chinese-Canadian player, Xuan. Unfortunately, not much is known about the player, so that’s that.
There you have it, T1 turned out to be a multinational team consisting of players from every region. We are just happy for Black^ to see him return to the pro scene despite being considerably old and we also hope the best for the players representing Indonesian pride to make it to the major. Stay tuned to see how this team will hold up in the upcoming SEA open qualifiers. Perhaps if this team shows promise, they just might face OG soon enough.