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Dota 2 Weekly Recap – T1 Telecom’s roster, LGN return & MDL Chengdu

T1 Telecom Dota 2 roster

The first Major of the 2019-2020 DPC season is finally here! Sixteen of the best teams in the world are going head to head to determine which of them will take home the lion share of the $1,000,000 prize pool. Apart from the Major, there were a couple of notable things that happened this week including the announcement of T1 Telecom’s Dota 2 roster and the return of LGD.

Chaos Esports Club is down to four

Quincy Crew (Chaos Esports Club) is one of the newest additions to the North American Dota 2 scene. Despite their shaky start, the team is slowly but steadily starting to walk on the path to success. Unfortunately, they will have to find a replacement for Jonáš “SabeRLight-” Volek whose trial period at Chaos EC is now over.

Even though he played pretty well, it seems like it was not enough for the NA team. He will now return to his former team Singularity to help them qualify for the next DPC events. As you probably know, the qualifiers for the next Minor & Major start in just a couple of weeks from now.

T1 Telecom’s Dota 2 roster is now complete

T1 Telecom's DOTA 2 roster forev 2019-2020 season

T1 Telecom is one of the most legendary teams when it comes down to League of Legends. That said, they are also among the most significant gaming organizations in the world, which is why they’ve decided to try their luck in professional Dota 2 as well.

In the beginning, many people thought that T1’s Dota 2 roster would be entirely Korean. After all, their first player was Lee “Forev” Sang-don, who is famous for being a part of the all-Korean team called MVP Phoenix. However, this was not the case at all because T1’s final roster revealed that there are only 2 Korean players.

Christian John “Skadi” Abasolo, James “XemistrY” Lee, Kim “Febby” Yong-min, and Johan “pieliedie” Astrom will join forces with Forev in what looks to be one deadly new Southasian team. The first big challenge ahead of the T1’s Dota 2 team is the qualifiers for the next DPC tournaments. Needless to say, it will be fascinating to see if they have what it takes to win.

LGD.int is revived

The Chinese Dota 2 teams are famous for having multiple Dota 2 teams. Even though this might seem useless, it is actually a very good method of scouting new players. However, Valve’s new DPC rules stated that an organization could only have one team competing at TI 10. This led to the disbanding of some pretty legendary teams such as LGD Forever Young, for example.

Regardless of the changes, LGD decided to announce the formation of a “new” team – LGD.int. We’ve put new into quotes because if you remember, LGD.int existed around six years ago when it took part in TI 3 with an entirely European roster. Even though they were considered one of the best teams back then, they failed to live up to the lofty expectations.

Unlike the first “edition” of this team, the current LGD.int is going to be based in SEA.

MDL Chengdu Major

The first Major of the 2019-2020 DPC season is finally here! Check out our in-depth analysis of the tournament and the teams that will be taking to the stage.

You can watch all the action live on Twitch from the Beyondthesummit channel

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