Fnatic and TNC clinch ticket to The Chongqing Major

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Photo courtesy of WESG

Fnatic and TNC Predator are headed to The Chongqing Major to represent SEA at the second Major of the new DPC 2018-2019 season. 

With only two slots allocated for the SEA region, Fnatic and TNC are the first teams to punch their tickets to The Chongqing Major scheduled to be held in January 2019. 

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:

Korea Pyo ‘MP’ Noa
Philippines Abed 'Abed' Yusop
Singapore Daryl Koh 'iceiceice' Pei Xiang
Philippines Djardel 'DJ' Mampusti
Thailand Anucha 'Jabz' Jirawong
Korea Kim ‘DuBu’ Duyoung (Coach)

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:

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

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.


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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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