Talon Esports will be making an appearance at this year’s PGL Arlington Major – the second Major of the 2021/2022 Dota Pro Circuit season.
18 teams from around the world will compete for the top spot in a slew of best-of-three games, in the hopes of securing a spot in this year’s The International, set to take place in Singapore.
And Talon Esports is confident, having just wrapped up the Southeast Asian Dota 2 Pro Circuit Tour 2 with a 6-1 record, dropping only one game against Fnatic – a move that ties them on the leaderboard with BOOM Esports.
A tie-breaker is scheduled for 16 July.
Talon Esport’s good run this season comes on the back of a major roster reshuffle that saw the addition of 20-year-old Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon.
The youngest member of Talon Esports got his start back in 2018 with a local team called Alpha Blue, before being picked by Fnatic and later, T1.
He told TechStorm that despite the different playing styles between teams, it was not hard to adjust to Talon’s and in fact said it was “easy to play here in Talon, because I can be myself here in this team.”
Coincidentally, Talon would face off against T1 during the Southeast Asia Dota Pro Circuit Tour 3 – a game that 23savage’s team would take with clinical precision as they beat T1 2-0.
When asked how he felt playing against his former team, 23savage said “it was just a normal match”.
During the winner’s interview after the game, he had said that while Talon had outperformed T1, the match also felt “like redemption for the past few months.”
The team had started 2022 with a disappointing run, resulting in the organisation parting ways with Talon Esports’s then-captain and carry player.
Now it seems like Talon Esports has gotten its groove back.
That might be partly due to 23savage – the Thai carry is seen as one of the most promising players in the region and one of the most popular faces for the organisation – so does he feel any pressure to perform?
“No, I am not pressured. Instead, I feel more comfortable (…) perform(ing) here.”
(This post is done in affiliation with Talon Esports.)
*Featured image from Talon Esports PH
By Samantha Chan \ 15:00, 15 July 2022