After weeks of reports, T1 has ultimately announced the finalizing of bringing Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte.
Following an abundance of rumors, T1’s safe lane lug vacancy has lastly been filled up. Dota 2 proficient Gabbi is the team’s most recent late-game risk. The brand-new team will undoubtedly debut at the Southeast Asia local finals starting February 11. While this is excellent news for Gabbi followers, those that choose Anathan “ana” Pham might be happy to learn that he did not fill up the placement. This doesn’t imply that Ana won’t make a comeback, simply that it will not be on T1.
T1 introduced the purchase on Twitter. Along with solidifying Gabbi as the team’s bring, the declaration likewise confirmed that Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon will certainly not show up at the Regional Finals. T1 carried out well in its regional organization, gaining the third area after sudden deaths with a 5-2 suit record.
New T1 Dota 2 roster including Gabbi
With the enhancement of its newest bring, the T1 Dota 2 lineup currently resembles this:
- Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte
- Karl “Karl” Baldovino
- Carlo “Kuku” Palad
- Kenny “Xepher” Deo
- Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon
- Park “March” Tae-won (Train).
Gabbi is among the most skilled bring players in Southeast Asia with over 5 years of competitive experience. He recently bet Talon Esports with acclaimed support of Tal “Fly” Aizik. Gabbi is most well-known for his highly successful tenure with TNC Predator. Gabbi made his most significant cash advance ever before by taking ninth place at The International 2019, taking home a combined $686,602.
Was Ana’s return on T1 a false report?
While Gabbi took up the prominent safe lane role on T1, there were hefty reports that Ana initially thought about for the place. During a current stream from T1 captain Carlo “Kuku” Palad, ana played with the group in scrims versus other Southeast Oriental squads. This resulted in eye-catching rumours that Ana would become an irreversible member.
But as Gabbi’s finalizing programs, T1 ultimately picked to component methods with Ana. The most likely cause is that the group tried out several brings for the duty, including AAna and Gabbi. One scrim does not necessarily ensure a contract.
It’s likewise feasible that Ana and T1 fell short to get to an arrangement or that the players just really felt that Gabbi was a far better fit. Regardless, this does not rule out a potential comeback in the future. If anything, the truth that Ana was playing in organized scrims reveals that he is interested in returning to pro-Dota 2. Expect to see even more news on the preferred gamer after the DPC Regional Finals later this month.