Karl, T1 take down ‘introboys’ Execration for solo third in DPC-SEA

Published May 9, 2021, 5:01 PM

by Jeremiah Sevilla

Screenshot from PGL and photo from Dota 2

Karl “Karl” Jayme stepped up with his signature Puck as T1 took down the erstwhile streaking Execration, 2-1, to take the No. 3 spot in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Season 2-Southeast Asia Upper Division on Saturday night, May 8. 

Karl hit a multiple hero Dream Coil then scored a triple kill to lead a 4-0 exchange in the 25th minute that allowed T1 to pull away from a close game en route to a 35-19 triumph in the 50-minute Game 3. 

Moments before Execration called GG, the 11K MMR mid laner typed “introboys”–a gaming slang used to point out that the enemy team is just strong at the start of a game. 

Karl’s elusive Puck came through with 14 kills and 12 assists against only four deaths while hard support Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon’s Lion chipped in 22 assists off setting up successful ganks. 

T1 took Game 1 with a dominant 30-10 scoreline behind the monstrous Terrorblade of 12K MMR Thai carry Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon (11-0-7 kill-death-assist) and Filipino captain Carlo “Kuku” Palad’s offlane Razor (4-1-21). 

Kuku and his crew snagged their second straight win after a 2-1 upset over all-Filipino powerhouse TNC Predator last week. 

T1 seized the No. 3 spot right at the crucial juncture of the eight-team Upper Division league with a 3-2 series record.  

Execration saw its three-game winning end as it fell to a tie at No. 4 with Indonesia’s Boom Esports on identical 3-3 slate. 

Exe lost steam in the do-or-die game after Nikko “Nikko” Bilocura’s Doom (12-3-10) and Jinn “Palos” Lamatao’s Slark (9-1-16) fueled the 31-19 win in the 32-minute Game 2. 

Later on, Djardel “Dj” Mampusti and Fnatic made short work of Mongolia’s Lilgun, 2-0, to soar to No. 2 behind TNC with its third straight win following a losing start. 

Lilgun suffered its fourth consecutive defeat and fell on the verge of going back to the Lower Division.