Karl “Karl” Jayme came alive in Game Three, steering T1 past a skidding Execration squad via a 2-1 result in the Dota Pro Circuit 2021: Season Two-Southeast Asia upper division, Saturday evening.
Karl, who was popularly known as Santino back in his Dota days, struggled in the initial part of the series. The 22-year-old midlaner, however, was able to put up a 14-2-12 Puck performance in Game Three to lift T1 to third place with a 3-2 standing.
Filipino offlaner Carlo “Kuku” Palad also did damage in the series-clincher, delivering 19 assists along with six kills and two deaths playing Doom while Thai carry Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon’s Faceless Void tallied six kills, five deaths, and 16 assists in the 50:06-minute match.
Indonesian support Kenny “Xepher” Deo’s Snapfire recorded a game-high 24 assists laced with four kills and two deaths.
On the other hand, Execration was led by Yuri “Yowe” Pacana’s Void Spirit with seven kills, four deaths, and seven assists.
T1 had a dominant Game One all thanks to Karl’s Doom which posted a 7-3-19 line in the 30-10 Game One win, but the Filipino midlaner struggled in Game Two as Execration evened the series through Jinn “Palos” Lamatao’s Slark.
Execration dropped to the fourth spot with a 3-3 record tied with Indonesian squad BOOM Esports.
T1 will go up next against Fnatic on May 12 while Execration will gear up for its last assignment of the season against Lilgun on May 19.