The e-sports club's management announced that T1 will come to the first Major in 2021 without Kuku, since the latter fell ill. Club officials have not disclosed what exactly Kuku got sick with, but the Dota 2 community suggests that, like the rest of the players, Kuku was found to have a coronavirus. All esports athletes were ordered to pass the COVID-19 test upon arrival in Singapore. Carlo Palad will be replaced by Korean esportsman Lee 'Forev' Sang Dong.
Recently, many clubs have announced that they will play with a substitute player in the tournament. The list of such teams includes NAVI, Neon Esports, Team Nigma, Quincy Crew and others.
The first Major tournament of 2021 will take place from March 27 to April 4. 18 participants will fight among themselves and share a total prize pool of $ 500,000 and 2,700 rating points.
T1 squad for ONE Esports Singapore Major 2021
- Nyengnara '23savage' Tiramakhanon
- Karl 'Karl' Jame
- Lee 'Forev' Sang Dong (standin)
- Kenny 'Xepher' Deo
- Matthew 'Whitemon' Filmon