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T1 wins the SEA Regional Qualifiers thanks to Ana's excellent performances

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T1 wins the SEA Regional Qualifiers. Thanks to Ana's excellent performances. 

As the last round of qualifiers gets underway today, the International 2022 (TI11) Regional Qualifiers are going to warm up. The Southeast Asia (SEA) Regional Qualifiers for TI11 featured a match between T1's newest lineup and Execration in the Upper Bracket Quarterfinals. Both the Western Europe (WEU) and Southeast Asia (SEA) regions are competing. T1 defeated Execration 2-0, with Anathan "ana" Pham serving as the series' lone champion. 


With this victory, T1 advances to the Upper Bracket Semi Finals where they will play RSG in a few days while Execration is eliminated and moves to the Lower Bracket. 


Quick summary of the T1 vs. Execration game 

Since T1 recently hired two-time TI winners Anathan "ana" Pham & Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen to replace Karl "Karl" Baldovino & Kim "Gabbi" Santos. The fanbase had ridiculous hopes for the organization. 


First round 

T1 drafted an unusual Marci carry for Ana in game one while also selecting Morphling and Nature's Prophet. Along with Shadow Fiend (SF) and Death Prophet in the off lane, Execration picked up a carry Pudge for Jinn "Palos" Lamatao on the other side. 


T1 was having a terrible time in the first rounds since Topson was continuously being pressed in the middle lane. However, Ana's Marci was controlling his lane, which enabled the rest of T1 to support Topson's recovery in the middle of the match. Execration was unable to counteract the carry Marci; thus, it decided to end the game after 30 minutes, earning T1 its first series triumph. 


Second round 

Execration continued to use the Death Prophet and Shadow Fiend in Game 2 of the series while also adding Lycan as an off lane hero. On the contrary, T1 maintained the Morphling and Marci and chose Pugna, one of Topson's iconic heroes. 


Execration was the attacker this round since it was consistently winning team clashes in the early stages of the game. However, Ana's Morphling was doing admirably as he helped T1 win the game in the closing moments. Despite Justine "Tino" Grimaldo's Lycan's best efforts to infiltrate T1's base and force a third game, T1 was able to end the match at 52 minutes and sweep the series 2-0. 


Anathan "ana" Pham had a stellar performance amidst having little time to get to know the other T1 players; he was able to achieve a total KDA of 24/2/17 and only died once in both matches. 


With this win, T1 advances to the Upper Bracket Semi Finals, where they will play RSG in two days. Execration faces a difficult path because it is the team's final opportunity to go to TI11 through the Lower Bracket. 


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