TNC vows to come back stronger in next DPC-SEA season
After taking a setback, the only method to go is to recover.
And that’s what TNC Predator swore to do in the next season of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC)- Southeast Asia after stopping working to qualify for the very first Dota 2 Significant competition this year.
TNC’s hopes of making it to the ONE Esports Singapore Major provided by PGL was offed when the Karl “Karl” Baldovino and Carlo “Kuku” Palad-led T1 stunned Neon Esports, 2-1, on Thursday night, Feb. 25.
The Filipino powerhouse squad, which was the last SEA group to win a Major with a success at the Chengdu Major in November 2019, finished with a 4-3 record in the eight-team, six-week Upper Division.
Strong rival Fnatic (6-1), T1 (5-2) and Neon (5-2) made the right to represent the area in the $500,000 SG Major wherein the 18 finest groups worldwide will clash on March 27 to April 4.
Still, TNC was grateful for the learning experience it went through in the first season.
” Although we did not manage to get approved for the Significant this time, we are appreciative, as constantly, for the experience and the opportunity,” the team said in a declaration published on Facebook.
A direct invite to the regional league, TNC had a rough start as it suffered a shocking sweep at the hands of qualifier Execration, 2-0.
TNC rebounded at the expenditure of Vice Esports, 2-1, however failed again versus the dark horse Neon, 1-2.
The PH team got its bearings back with a 2-1 success over T1 followed by a 2-0 sweep of Boom Esports where Gabbi and Tims unleashed their outrageous Morphling-Earthshaker combo with Aghanim’s Fragment, which was later on nerfed by Valve.
TNC made it 3 wins in a row with a 2-0 demolition of Vietnam’s 496 Gaming, but took in a crucial 1-2 loss to rival Fnatic to close the season despite a strong start behind its Morphling-Spiritbreaker duo.
It was an excellent project for TNC at the least, which encourages them to pick up in the next season.
” You understand the drill, we might stumble at the beginning however we #AlwaysRise in the end. See you people at DPC Season 2!”
TNC was likewise grateful to its legion of fans who supported them throughout their project.
” We desire to express our deepest thanks to all the fans who supported us during our Season 1 run.”