In Week 1 of the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League group stage, T1 took the top spot on the leader board with two wins, one draw, and one loss, while almost every other game ended in a tie.
Meanwhile, NEW Esports also showed promise moving forward in the group stage by taking the runner-up spot on the leader board.
Week 1 results
- NEW Esports 1 — 1 Team Adroit
- Execration 0 — 2 T1
- Execration 1 — 1 Team Adroit
- NEW Esports 2 — 0 T1
- Reality Rift 0 — 2 T1
- Team Adroit 1 — 1 TNC Predator
- Reality Rift 1 — Neon Esports
- TNC Predator 1 — 1 NEW Esports
- Team Adroit 1 — 1 T1
Match of the week: T1 vs. Reality Rift
T1 showed signs of fatigue after losing to NEW Esports on Day 2 of the tournament, but the squad showed great resilience by bouncing back on Day 3 by defeating Reality Rift 2-0.
T1 outlasted their opponents in a 70-minute marathon that included multiple Tier 5 items, which made every late game team fight exciting to watch.
Galvin “Meracle” Kang Jian Wen’s Monkey King would eventually finish the series after he secured his second Divine Rapier and pummeled Reality Rift into submission. Meracle finished the game with a 20/2/7 KDA. He also had a 737 GPM (gold per minute) rating, along with doing 53,600 points of damage to Reality Rift’s heroes.
Player of the week: T1’s Galvin “Meracle” Kang Jian Wen
Meracle’s Game 2 performance against Reality Rift wasn’t even his best showing. The talented Singaporean hard carry also had an unbelievable Phantom Assassin 23/1/15 KDA display against Team Adroit. He even secured a Rampage against Team Adroit during the third day of competition.
Meracle finished Week 1 with an average KDA score of 12-4-12, 643 GPM, and 677 XPM across all of T1’s eight games played.
- T1 (5-3)
- NEW Esports (4-2)
- Team Adroit (4-4)
- TNC Predator (2-2)
- Execration (1-3)
- Neon Esports (1-1)
- Reality Rift (1-3)
- BOOM Esports (0-0)
- Geek Fam (0-0)
- Fnatic (0-0)