JaCkky out of T1, 23savage in?
In spite of helping T1 receive the Singapore Major, Lao bring Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong was released by the South Korea-based organization.
The group made the stunning announcement through its official social media accounts on Wednesday morning, March 3, ending its more than three months of collaboration with the former Motivate.Trust Gaming star.
This advancement came simply a couple of weeks before the start of the first Dota 2 Major tournament in 14 months which will be hosted by ONE Esports and PGL on Marh 27 to April 4.
” Today we part methods with ‘JaCkky’. We highly appreciate his contribution to the group and wish him all the very best,” the group said.
On Tuesday night, March 2, the 21-year-old JaCkky posted a puzzling “GG” on his Facebook account.
Despite a shaky start in the Upper Division of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC)- Southeast Asia, JaCkky and T1 managed to secure themselves a spot in the Significant after stunning early leader Neon Esports, 2-1, for a 5-2 record.
T1 though settled for a seat in the tough wild card stage as it lost to Neon, 2-1, in the tiebreaker for the No. 2 spot which gives a ticket to the group phase.
After parting ways with the increasing Thai team Motivate.Trust Gaming, JaCkky was worked with by T1 in November in 2015.
With JaCkyy’s exit, reports about T1 perhaps obtaining Thai carry Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon, who recently emerged as the first 12K MMR gamer on the planet, started to swirl in social networks.
23savage attained the highest ranking in Dota 2 history up until now on Tuesday night, just hours prior to T1’s announcement of JaCkky’s release.
5 days ago, 23savage published on Twitter that he is “LFT” (searching for a team) and is “willing to relocate.”
After his stint with Fnatic, 23savage was signed by Vici Video gaming however was unable to join the Chinese powerhouse group and play even a single video game due to take a trip constraints triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 18-year-old Thai prodigy worked as stand-in for BOOM Esports for its last 2 video games in the DPC-SEA Upper Department but the Indonesian team fell short of getting approved for the Significant with a 4-3 slate, same as TNC Predator.
Needs to he move to T1, 23savage will form a formidable core trio with Filipino 11K MMR mid laner Karl “Karl” Baldovino and seasoned offlaner Carlo “Kuku” Palad together with the solid Indonesian assistance duo of Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon and Kennedy “Xepher” Deo.