Karl’s Puck stars as T1 surges Vice, surpasses TNC at No. 3 in DPC
Star midlaner Karl “Karl” Baldovino’s Puck ran amok in the series closer as T1 drubbed Vice Esports, 2-0, and took the 3rd spot in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC)-Southeast Asia upper division on Thursday night.
Karl, an 11k MMR stalwart, led T1’s rampage in Game 2, coming through with a best video game of 16 eliminates and 6 assists to power the group’s 31-5 crushing of Vice in just 15 minutes.
The 22-year-old Filipino standout is commonly acknowledged for his Puck gameplay even way back to his Dota 1 career when he was commonly called Santino.
Veteran Filipino offlaner Carlo “Kuku” Palad also revealed up in the 2nd game with his Lycan chipping in eight kills and 4 assists versus no deaths.
It was 11k MMR Lao bring Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong who took charge with his Monkey King in Game 1 as he tallied 15 kills and 12 assists with no deaths in a 29-minute 40-14 thrashing.
With the lopsided series success, T1 enhanced to 4-2 and surpassed TNC (3-2) at No. 3 of the eight-team upper division.
Just 2 tickets to next month’s Singapore Major are left as Neon Esports (5-0) currently protected itself an area in the first Dota 2 Major of the year.
Vice remained at the cellar with a disappointing 1-5 slate, same with Execration which suffered a 2-0 sweep at the hands of Indonesia’s BOOM Esports led by stand-in Thai bring Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon.
Execration and Vice are on the edge of ending up being the bottom two teams that will be relegated to the lower department at the end of the season.