Southeast Asia had plenty of modifications and odd circumstances influence how its qualifiers for The International 2022 seemed, however in the tip, followers will get to see Talon Esports make its TI debut in the group’s first season after they made a 3-2 comeback in opposition to Polaris Esports.
Talon entered Dota 2 for the primary time final November, and although it wanted to make some modifications to its roster to present some flexibility after its preliminary lineup failed to carry out, the workforce is now packing its luggage for a visit to Singapore.
Even although Talon didn’t lose a single sport till that closing collection in opposition to Polaris, the qualifiers weren’t a simple highway for them. Up till the grand finals, Talon didn’t have a sport that ended earlier than the 40-minute mark, that means each workforce from Lilgun and Polaris (the primary time round) to T1 gave them hassle.
It is a testomony to the basics and power of Talon that they might stand up to a few of these video games and pull issues again in the closing minutes. Especially in opposition to T1, the place they’d to fend off each ana and Topson, it seemed like Talon’s backline was greater than able to stabilizing itself in tough moments till 23savage was in a position to come in and clear issues up.
T1 was the favourite all through the complete qualifier, having introduced in the previous OG powerhouse frontline pairing of ana and Topson earlier than the qualifier started. However, after dropping consecutive collection to Talon and Polaris, their run ended prematurely at third.
That is nonetheless sufficient to punch their ticket to the TI11 Last Chance Qualifier, the place T1 and Polaris will compete with the second and third-place finishers from different areas for the 2 closing spots on the principle stage. And even after acknowledging that Polaris was doubtless their harder opponent, Talon’s most skilled participant kpii famous that T1 is who he and everybody else will need to see make it by means of qualifiers.
“I really need to see T1. No flames however I really need to see T1 at TI Because , what’s a TI without ana and Topson proper?” kpii said.
The TI11 LCQ will run from Oct. 8 to 12 earlier than The International kicks off in full, that includes 12 groups combating for these closing two spots. T1 doubtless enters as a high six roster in a subject of expertise that features Team Liquid, Team Secret, Outsiders, and Xtreme Gaming—however followers may have to wait and see simply who exhibits up in their finest kind for his or her final shot at TI.