Shortly after parting ways with Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier and Yixuan “Xuan” Guo, T1 has tried out Singaporean players Galvin “Meracle” Kang Jian Wen and Wilson “Poloson” Koh Chin Wei as possible replacements.
T1 removed Black^ and Xuan from their roster on March 17 after the team lost to Team Oracle in both the Upper Bracket Semifinals and the Lower Bracket Final of the ONE Esports Dota 2 Jakarta Invitational Indonesia Qualifier.
The ONE Esports Indonesia Qualifier was notably the debut event for T1’s Dota 2 roster after the organization formally announced it had entered the scene earlier this month.
It apparently didn’t take long for T1 to find new carry and support players, however, as they competed in the Thailand Celestial Cup with Meracle and Poloson on trial. The team has managed to tie both of their best-of-two series in the tournament against Hillary Gaming and Lowkey thus far.
Meracle first entered the scene in 2012 as one of Southeast Asia’s young prodigies with First Departure. He has bounced around a number of teams since then, with notable stints with Mineski, Fnatic, and Complexity Gaming. He has recently played on Alpha x Hashtag with Poloson and on Team IO with Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung.
Meanwhile, Poloson started out his career together with Meracle on First Departure. He has also played on a number of teams, including three additional stints in First Departure in 2014, 2015, and 2016 before joining forces with Meracle once more on Alpha x Hashtag in 2019.
T1 Dota 2 roster:
- Galvin “Meracle” Kang Jian Wen
- Muhammad “inYourdreaM” Rizky
- Lee “Forev” Sang-don
- Tri “Jhocam” Kuncoro
- Wilson “Poloson” Koh Chin Wei