T1 Topson and ana play over 350 ranked games as they prepare for TI11 LCQ

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Oct 09

Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen and Anathan “ana” Pham have been hard at work as they prepare for another TI run.

The two T1 newcomers have played a combined total of 366 ranked games after they qualified for the TI11 Last Chance qualifier on September 17.

At the time of writing, Topson has played 150 games, while ana went above and beyond playing 216 games, according to Dotabuff.

Former TI8 and TI9 champions are both dedicated to their Dota 2 comebacks with T1. Topson, in particular, played a total of 30 games on September 21, according to former Talon Esports coach Lee “Forev” Sang-don. 

The two nearly played 100 games each the week after T1 was eliminated by Polaris Esports in the lower bracket final of the TI11 SEA qualifier.

In their many ranked games, the Finnish midlaner showed his deep hero pool by playing more than 33 heroes with Void Spirit being his most picked hero.

Meanwhile, the Australian carry player was seen in the offlane during most of his games, playing heroes like Enigma, Marci, and even Bounty Hunter.

It seems that the two former OG superstars are looking to catch up to the competition and get back to TI form by playing as many ranked games as possible.

Ana retired in June last year but has shown up as a last-second stand-in for Team Liquid and Royal Never Give Up at LAN events this year. Meanwhile, Topson decided to take a break from competitive Dota 2 after OG finished top eight at TI10.

The two reunited by signing with T1 and quickly prepared for the TI11 Southeast Asia qualifier with Carlo “Kuku” Palad, Kenny “Xepher” Deo, and Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon in hopes of qualifying for The International 2022.

T1 is set to face Western European squad Team Liquid in their opening TI11 Last Chance Qualifier group stage match on October 8 at 12:30 p.m. GMT+8 | October 7 at 9:30 p.m. PT. | October 8 at 4:30 a.m. GMT.

Only the top two teams from the TI11 LCQ will advance and join the 18 squads that have already qualified for TI11’s group stage.

Fans can watch the matches live on PGL’s Twitch streams: PGL_Dota2, PGL_DOTAEN2, PGL_DOTA2EN3, and PGL_DOTA2EN4.

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