Fnatic and TNC clinch ticket to The Chongqing Major
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Fnatic and TNC Predator are headed to The Chongqing Major to represent SEA at the second Major of the new DPC 2018-2019 season.
Fnatic started and ended on a strong note. The team was able to claim the top seed of their group, dropping only one match in the first phase and then cruised through the upper brackets to cinch the first spot for the region, knocking TNC Predator to the lower brackets.
Current Fnatic Roster:
TNC had the same group stage history and results but were only relegated the lower brackets in the finals after falling 2:1 to Fnatic. Going up against the newly reformed Mineski, TNC displayed spectacular performance to overpower their opponents and take the second spot for the region.
TNC is facing a potential dilemma at The Chongqing Major following reports of an alleged ban for Carlo “Kuku” Palad after racist behavior in pub games earlier in the month. Since the remark and outcry, TNC has issued a public apology and disciplinary action that includes 50% of Kuku's winnings to be donated to The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR).
At this time, it is still not official if Kuku has been banned or if TNC will need to retain the services of a standin player for the main event.
TNC Predator roster:
The closed qualifiers for SEA, CIS and South America are coming to an end tonight, November 27th while China, Europe and NA are only gearing up to start tomorrow, November 28th through the 30th.