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T1 roster changes ahead of next Dota 2 DPC season

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

After falling short in the LCQ, T1 parts ways with Kenny “Xepher” Deo, coach Park "March" Tae-won, and potentially Carlo “KuKu” Palad before DPC 2022-23 Season. 

The International 2022 finals weekend is just days away, signaling the end of the DPC 2021-22 season. Ahead of that, teams that didn't make it or didn't perform as well as hoped, are and will be adjusting their rosters. 

For T1 that means parting ways with at least one player (potentially two) and the coach so far. 

Carlo "Kuku" Palad announced on his Facebook that his contract with the team has come to an end, and although he is still in negotiations he is open to other options. 

There has been no official word from T1 about either player. 

Despite signing two-time, back-to-back, TI champions Anathan "ana" Pham and Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen (stand-in for TI only) before the TI11 regional qualifiers, T1 failed to make it to the main event. 

T1 made it through the group stage of LCQ but was dropped to the lower brackets in a 2:0 sweep by Team Secret in the upper bracket semi finals and then eliminated by ViCi Gaming after the Chinese team's 2:1 victory. 

 T1 TI11 roster

Anathan “ana-” Pham
Topias Miikka “Topson” Taavitsainen
Carlo “KuKu” Palad
Kenny “Xepher” Deo
Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon

The organization is expected to finalize its roster in the coming weeks before the start of the new DPC season in December. 

DPC 2023 Preliminary Schedule Winter Tour

  • Open Qualifiers: December 11-13, 2022
  • Closed Qualifiers: December 14-15, 2022
  • Division 1 Regional League Tournament: January 9-29, 2023
  • Division 2 Regional League Tournament: January 30 - February 19, 2023
  • Major Tournament: February 24 - March 5, 2023
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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2

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