T1 completed the Singapore Major cast from Southeast Asia following a thrilling 2-1 victory over Neon Esports on the final day of the Dota Pro Circuit 2021: S1-Southeast Asia Upper Division, Thursday evening.
T1, which also squashed TNC Predator’s chances in the process, will join the league-leading Fnatic and Neon Esports in the first-ever major of the year organized by PGL. Fnatic will take the outright playoffs spot while T1 and Neon Esports will fight for the group stage seat in a best-of-one tiebreaker where the loser will be relegated to the wild card phase.
Filipino midlaner Karl “Karl” Jayme was on a roll in the winner-take-all Game Three, picking up 12 kills and 16 assists against just two deaths playing Death Prophet. The 22-year-old garnered a total of 20,739 net worth in the 35:46-minute match.
T1 carry Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong backstopped Karl with nine kills and 13 assists against a death playing Wraith King. JaCkky finished the match as the wealthiest with 25,178 net worth through 718 gold per minute.
Carlo “Kuku” Palad (Dragon Knight) added two kills and 16 assists laced with five deaths while Kenny “Xepher” Deo (Phoenix) recorded a game-high 21 assists along with four kills and five deaths.
On the other hand, Gabriel “skem” Ong (Puck) led Neon Esports with five kills three deaths, and eight assists while carry John Anthony “Natsumi-” Vargas (Troll Warlord) was held to just two kills, five deaths, and six assists.
The T1-Neon Esports tiebreaker match will happen on Saturday, February 27.