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T1 Claims ESL One Summer 2021 Victory ahead of The International 10


T1 are now the favorites going into The International 10, whenever that is.


The Southeast Asian Dota 2 team came out of ESL One Summer 2021 as victors, taking home the $175,000 grand prize. On the final day of ESL One Summer 2021, T1 defeated Alliance 2-0 and advanced to the grand finals against Virtus.pro. A 3-2 victory solidified their spot as the top Dota 2 team going into TI10.





T1 take down Virtus.pro in ESL One Summer 2021 Finals


T1 started off the match strong with first blood. Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon truly proved himself from the start.


But Virtus.pro wasn’t willing to roll over. The top team fought back against T1 hard next match, led by Egor “Nightfall” Grigorenko. With 22 kills and zero deaths, Nightfall carried Virtus.pro to a win of their own.


By game four, both teams were looking even. Throughout the match, Virtus.pro and T1 had similar gold and experience gained. But T1 finally inched ahead and took full advantage of this small lead. A team fight victory quickly snowballed during the late game, ultimately pushing T1 to defeat Virtus.pro in the final stretch.


Then it was time for the final deciding match. T1 focused on pushing while Virtus.pro drafted with team fighting in mind. The game continued to be even. But when Virtus.pro made a mistake during a team fight, T1 took down Roshan and dominated Virtus.pro until the end. This led to the 3-2 victory.


ESL One Summer 2021 Results


ESL One Summer 2021’s finals were definitely the match to watch. But there were many top teams competing for glory and moolah at the intense tournament. Here are the results of ESL One Summer 2021:

  • 1st ($175,000)

  • T1

  • 2nd ($85,000)

  • Virtus.pro

  • 3rd ($45,000)

  • Alliance

  • 4th ($25,000)

  • OG

  • 5th–6th ($15,000)

  • Vikin.gg

  • Quincy Crew

  • ​7th–8th ($10,000)

  • AS Monaco Gambit

  • Team Nigma

  • 9th–12th ($5,000)

  • Tundra Esports

  • Team Unique

  • Team Secret

  • Team Liquid

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