The International 2019 is still not over but we already have news about new teams. SK Telecom T1 is, arguably, the most powerful League of Legends organization in the world and has decided to step in into the Dota 2 world by giving the task to Lee “Forev” Sang-don to form a roster.
We are proud to announce our first step into DotA2. Please welcome #Forev – the first member of #T1 #DotA2 !#T1 이 #도타2 에도 출사표를 내려합니다. 그 첫 발걸음을 함께 하기 위해 새롭게 영입된 #Forev #이상돈 선수를 소개합니다. pic.twitter.com/A14A2jV9nx
— T1 (@T1) August 22, 2019
The Current Situation
There are many amazing South-Korean players in Dota 2. Having said that, there are none of them left at TI 9. Forev used to be one of the best players during the MVP Phoenix era. That team consisted entirely of South Korean players and did very well in nearly all tournaments.
However, after they stopped playing together, the South Korean Dota 2 scene slowly died out. Of course, there are many reasons for this such as the popularity of other games like League of Legends and StarCraft II for example. Despite that, SK Telecom T1 decided that they want to give Dota a shot.
There is still no certain information about their upcoming roster outside Forev. There will probably be more information as soon as TI 9 comes to an end. After all, there are usually many changes in the post-TI shuffle.
Until then, be sure to follow the tournament because it is absolutely phenomenal. Every single game is worth watching as each team gives all they have on the field.