Former Geek Fam players Carlo “Kuku” Palad and Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon have joined the Dota 2 roster of South Korean organisation T1, joining two more of their former teammates.
While there has been no official announcement from T1 yet, Kuku and Whitemon were included in the roster that the organisation registered in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) roster registration on Friday (1 January).
Kuku and Whitemon will be replacing Samson “Sam_H” Hidalgo and Wilson “poloson” Koh, who parted ways with the team on 31 December 2020.
The two will also be reuniting with former Geek Fam teammates Karl “Karl” Jayme and Kenny “Xepher” Deo, who joined T1 in October and November of last year, respectively.
T1 notably tested out its new roster in BTS Pro Series: SEA Season 4 last December, where they were able to finish in third place.
Geek Fam were one of the best teams in Southeast Asia last year, being the most dominant team in the region from June to July, when they won back-to-back titles at BTS Pro Series: SEA Season 2 and the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League.
Unfortunately, Geek Fam disbanded their Dota 2 roster last September due to lingering uncertainties surrounding the return of the DPC at the time.
Now reunited under T1 and joined by rising star Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong, Kuku and company stand as one of the three best teams in Southeast Asia ahead of the DPC restart.
T1 was also one of the four teams to receive direct invites to the Upper Division of the DPC’s SEA regional league, alongside TNC Predator, Fnatic, and BOOM Esports.
The first season of the league will take place over the course of six weeks from 18 January to 27 February.
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