Talon Esports will compete in Dota 2s The International in 2022 in its first season

Talon Esports will compete in Dota 2s The International in 2022 in its first season ...

Southeast Asia's qualifiers for The International 2022 were affected by a lot of changes and strange circumstances, but fans will get to see Talon Esports make its TI debut in the organization's first season following their 3-2 victory against Polaris Esports.

Talon joined Dota 2 for the first time last November, and while it had to make a few changes to its roster in order to give it some flexibility after its initial lineup failed to perform, the organization is now packing its bags for a trip to Singapore.

The winner of the show. pic.twitter.com/sr1Co4TmKR

Talon did not lose a single game until their final series against Polaris, but the qualifiers were a difficult journey for them. Up until the grand finals, Talon did not have a game that ended before the 40-minute mark, meaning every team from Lilgun and Polaris to T1 gave them trouble.

It is a testament to Talon's fundamentals and ability to weather certain games and pull things back in the final minutes. Especially against T1, where Talons had to face both ana and Topson, it appeared like the Talons backline was more than capable of stabilizing itself in difficult moments until 23savage was able to intervene and clean things up.

Every game Hyde walks so we can run pic.twitter.com/kBcIbL1Ko4

T1 was the preferred team throughout the whole qualifier, having brought in ana and Topson as the former OG powerhouse frontline pairing before the qualifier began. However, after dropping consecutive series to Talon and Polaris, their run ended prematurely at third.

T1 and Polaris will compete for the two final spots on the main stage in the TI11 Last Chance Qualifier, which will be played by Talons' most experienced player, kpii.

I want to see T1 at TI, although there are no flames, because you know, what is a TI without ana and Topson right? kpii said.

J1WlLkpspA pic.twitter.com/j1wlLkpspA

The TI11 LCQ will run from October 8 to 12 before The International kicks off in full, featuring 12 teams competing for those final two spots. T1 is expected to enter as a top six roster in a field of talent that includes Team Liquid, Team Secret, Outsiders, and Xtreme Gamingbut fans will have to wait and see who shows up in their best form for their final chance at TI.