TNC Predator survived and earned their spot in The International 8

Dota 2 Kerr “Vegeta07” Ambrosio

Photo courtesy of PerfectWorld

On the heels of disappointing losses by TNC Predator halfway through the Dota 2 Season, they found themselves in a precarious position after showing mediocre performance on their Qualifiers and LANs. A roster shuffle was inevitable and the team parted ways with their former Captain Theeban “1437” Siva.

They had gone with an all Filipino roster with Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios filling the void left by 1437 who became the Position 2 for the team. Meanwhile, Carlo “Kuku” Palad reverted back to his old support role and captained the all Pinoy squad. It was a long journey for TNC Predator as they competed for the DPC points and one game was all that it took for them to qualify in the International.

Everything was on the line as both TNC teams were on the brink of elimination to secure their spot to TI8. TNC Predator slightly lost their footing as they had to claw their way back with everything they had and was able to stall out the game with a comeback to clinch their spot in the International. One Roshan play, one barracks were all that TNC Predator need to punch their tickets to TI8. TNC Tigers had 20k net worth and two barracks lead against TNC Predator. TNC Tiger’s victory was within their grasp were it not for Timothy “Tims” Randrup Naga Siren TI-saving play that turned the game around to stage their formidable comeback.

After the huge, if not the game-winning play, TNC Predator smelled blood and capitalized on the mistake and inexperience as a team of TNC Tigers. TNC Predator closed the gap to even out the game and seize the lead, and they never looked back as they swung the TI8 spot into their favor.

TNC Predator continued to show flashes of brilliance and enormous amounts of potential as they head into TI8. They have already proven how they would ultimately fair with the biggest teams in the world especially during the DAC.

The last game of TNC Predator should remind their foes of the squad's resilience that when their backs are already against the wall, they can certainly prove their mettle to compete for the Aegis.

TNC Predator has learned their lessons from picking the right drafts, managing Rosh fights, closing out games and now being able to stage a comeback. They should pick up the pace where they left off during their TI6 run to possibly have an Aegis steal - the TI8 trophy, as they will fight their way through to the International.

TNC Predator Roster:

Philippines Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto
Philippines Armel Paul "Armel" Tabios 
Philippines Sam "SamH" Hidalgo Sam
Philippines Timothy "Tims" Randrup 
Philippines Carlo "Kuku" Palad 
Philippines Nico "Eyyou" Barcelon (Coach)


WIll TNC Predator be able to snatch the TI8 Aegis?

Yes. TNC Predator will be the first SEA team to win The International.
Thank you for voting!
No. It is China's turn to claim the Aegis.
Thank you for voting!
Kerr “Vegeta07” Ambrosio
"Lakad Matatag! Normalin. Normalin." ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


  • Tian Yi "v3luotianyi" Luo ,
    let me guess... the Yes vote surely only by peenoise (peenoise will become filipinos once they earned my appreciation on them but it will take centuries to happen) now to the serious topic, dota is just about chinese trying to even things out against the superior westernians. as of now, i cant see chinese dominating westernians (liquid is still way above them) lets now count the replies from peenoises
    • "DELETED-USER-1534732647" ,
      +1 fvck ,since no one gave a fvck
    • John "darc_templar" Cook ,
      Listen to this cvnt! The fvck cares about your appreciation. What is it with TNC that you hated so much - they fought a good fight and even managed a great comeback after a 20k deficit. They deserved to qualify.
    • Kelvyn "kgvallester" Vallester ,
      wot? who are you tbh. stop crying about filipinos wrecking your ass and get a life
  • Tian Yi "v3luotianyi" Luo ,
    we got 3 cries, more!
    • "DELETED-USER-1534732647" ,
      More more gift me more attention coz I am a Attention Whore..fuck my lonely attention vagina more
  • Tian Yi "v3luotianyi" Luo ,
    what is this? no more losers? only same crying face?
  • raging "kubasang" tomato ,
    Actually who says tnc needs appreciation from a guy whose racist, havent prove himself and prolly dont have a life. You can keep your so called appreciation and stick it up ur arse. As people above said +fvcks, since no fvcks are given.
  • Tian Yi "v3luotianyi" Luo ,
    im a genetic racist and peenoise is a linguistic racist (thinking that being fluent in english makes them great - yes! great at sucking american balls) when i see the poll, i immediately checked who is the article maker and viola no mistake its a fellow peenoise. dear article maker, you can't just post anything (poll). make sure its highly appropriate: example, with the poor performance of TNC this year, would they even surpass their past placement at last TI (wherein OG makes a sweet revenge out of their asses)? dude, be professional and don't be emotional. ur an article maker. as much as possible, stick to rationalism and less bias. anyways, no more crying monkeys? just another one barbarian again?


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