Rising star 23savage has finally found a home with T1.
T1 had its fans wondering why it dropped Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong from its Dota 2 squad even after he had just helped the team finish third in the Southeast Asia Dota Pro Circuit Season 1: Upper Division. In a previous article, we guessed that T1 was probably making room for another rising star in the team.
Today we have the answer. T1 announced through Twitter that Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon was taking JaCkky’s place in its Dota 2 team.
— T1 (@T1) March 4, 2021
23savage carries his pretty impressive credentials into the team. The 18-year old became the first ever Dota 2 player to achieve 12,000 MMR.
The feat is a considerable milestone considering that only about 20 players have ever reached 11,000 MMR. It took 23savage three months to move from 10,000 MMR to 11,000 MMR and seven months to reach the 12,000 MMR plateau.
23savage currently tops the Dota 2 worldwide leaderboard with John Anthony “Natsumi’ Vargas in second place and JaCkky in third.
Despite his achievements, numerous tournament wins and high rankings, 23savage had been without a team for two months. His most recent stint as a full-time member in a team was with Vici Gaming which released him at the onset of the Covid-19 lockdowns. He then played as a stand-in for Boom Esports during DPC Season 1.
We’ll be waiting to see if 23savage’s star power will be enough to take T1 to the top place in the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit Season 2.