A real esports expert gamer that he is, T1’s veteran offlaner Carlo “Kuku” Palad did not take the negative remarks about his forgettable efficiency in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC)- Southeast Asia Upper Department tiebreaker versus Neon Esports too seriously.

Kuku completed with a horrendous record of zero eliminates and 26 deaths in the last two video games integrated as T1 lost to Neon, 2-1, in the tiebreak for the No. 2 spot that gives a spot in the Singapore Major group phase.

His Venomancer went 0-16 in Video game 2 while his Legion Leader plunged to 0-10 in Video game 3 as the South Korea-based organization went for No. 3 that offers a seat in the scary wild card stage.

As such, audiences on the live stream talked trash on Kuku and even the official casters, in English and in Filipino which seemed to be harsher, had some spicy words to describe his unlikely ugly performance.

But the 24-year-old T1 captain fasted to move on and look at the brighter side rather.

” Okay lang pasok pa rin kami sa wild card. ‘Yung mga kalaban namin malalakas, fine lang. Practice namin ‘yan. ‘Di naman tayo papadarag eh (We still got into the wild card. Our challengers there will be strong however it’s all right. It will be an excellent practice for us. However we’re not gon na get stomped),” Kuku said while streaming Dawn of War a couple of hours after their defeat to Neon on Saturday night, Feb. 27.

Kuku and T1 will face TI7 champ Nigma (formerly Team Liquid), possibly two-time TI winner OG and Chinese powerhouse groups Elephant, PSG.LGD or EHOME along with one CIS Squad in the wild card of the first Dota 2 Significant competition of 2021.

“‘ Kung iisipin mo, sayang talaga kasi one game away kami from certifying for the group stage. Pero nandyan pa rin naman ‘yung possibility so malay niyo baka makatsamba (It was a missed out on chanced ’cause were one video game far from receiving the group phase. But still we have an opportunity in the wild card),” he said.

” Kaso napakahirap kasi parang TI na ‘yung wild card eh. Kailangan na lang namin galingan o matuto kami para magamit sa next season. Babawi na lang kami next season (It’s gon na be difficult in the wild card since it currently appears like TI. We require to do our best or simply learn to get back next season).”.

Kuku likewise provided no excuses for their loss, confessing that Neon was just the much better group that night.

” Deserved nila yun. Kami ‘di pa namin was worthy of ‘yung ganung place, pang-wildcard pa lang kami (They deserved it. We still do not deserve that place, we’re ideal for the wild card now),” stated Kuku, who included that he’s taking a rest from playing Dota 2 after the demanding DPC season.

Although he took the garbage talk in stride, Kuku, still a player that he is, responded to back in jest through his live stream caption.

” Kuku nyo pagod na, caster nyo panot na.”.

We’ll simply leave it there for you to guess who he was referring to.