TNC Predator stomp their way to ESL One Hamburg 2018

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

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TNC Predator ran through the ESL One Hamburg 2018 SEA qualifiers with an undefeated streak to claim the sole spot for the main event next month. 

The Filipino squad was heads above the rest during the ESL One Hamburg 2018 SEA qualifiers. Without dropping a single match, TNC Predator cruised through each of their opponents - Tigers and EVOS esports twice. 

Upper Bracket

Round 2 - Best of 3

Lower Bracket

Round 1 - Best of 3

Round 2 - Best of 3


Earlier in the month TNC bid farewell to Sam "SamH" Hidalgo Sam and Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto after two years, following a very disappointing year and 13-16th place finish at The International 2018. The next day the Filipino organization announced their replacements, picking up both Michael “Ninjaboogie” Ross and Kim “Gabbi” Santos for the upcoming season. Since then, the team has made strides in their results and had qualified for the first major of the new DPC 2018-2019 season - The Kuala Lumpur Major.

TNC Predator roster:

Philippines Kim “Gabbi” Santos
Philippines Armel Paul “
Armel” Tabios
Philippines Carlo “
Kuku” Palad
Philippines Timothy “
Tims” Randrup 
Philippines Michael “
Ninjaboogie” Ross

ESL One Hamburg 2018 Info: 

ESL One Hamburg 2018 will have an expanded format featuring round robin groups and double elimination playoff brackets.

Group-stage Format: 

  • Teams will be divided into two groups
  • Round robin two-game series
  • Top two teams each group will advance to playoffs Upper-Bracket
  • Bottom two teams each group will advance to playoffs Lower-Bracket

Main event format: 

  • Double elimination bracket
  • All matches are 'Bo3' 
  • Grand-final match will be 'Bo5'



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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2


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