South Korean esports organization, T1, has announced that they’re mutually parting ways with Dota 2 offlaner, Lee “Forev” Sang-don.
금일부로 T1 DOTA2에서 활동한 Forev 이상돈 선수와 상호협의하에 계약을 종료하게 되었습니다. 이상돈 선수의 새로운 도전을 응원합니다.— T1 (@T1) July 30, 2020
Today we part ways with Forev. We highly appreciate his contribution to the team and wish him all the best.#T1WIN #T1Fighting pic.twitter.com/heiTyjDYvK
Forev was the first player T1 signed when the organization decided to enter the Dota 2 competitive scene back in August of last year. Since then, Forev has been competing together with T1 in the Southeast Asian region.
But T1 has struggled to produce desired results throughout the 2019-2020 Dota 2 season. The team mostly competed in lower-tier tournaments and have lost to lesser-known teams in the SEA region.
T1 also stumbled in open qualifier competitions despite often being considered the favorites. This has caused the team to rethink their roster, which is why the organization decided to swap out Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier and Yixuan “Xuan” Guo for Galvin “Meracle” Kang Jian and Wilson “Poloson” Koh Chin Wei after T1 lost to Team Oracle in the ONE Esports Dota 2 Jakarta Invitational: Indonesia Qualifier.
Forev’s efforts with the team have earned them two minor tournament wins in the Hephaestus Cup and the SEA Dota Invitational 2020. The team also finished in fourth place during the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League, losing out to the Geek Fam who continued on to win the tournament.
T1 has not announced a replacement offlane player just yet, nor has Forev mentioned where he’s moving to next.
T1’s current roster:
- (1) Galvin “Meracle” Kang Jian
- (2) Muhammad “inYourdreaM” Rizky
- (4) Tri “Jhocam” Kuncoro
- (5) Wilson “Poloson” Koh Chin Wei
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