TNC Predator has actually formally placed its Korean coach Kim “Febby” Yong Min into its lineup for the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC)-Southeast Asia Regional League upper division set to fire off on January 18.

The Filipino powerhouse team revealed the advancement with a subtle trick through its Facebook page on Thursday night.

“Today we reveal that we are launching Kim Yong Min, better understood as Febby, from coaching … and welcoming him back officially as our brand-new group captain!” the team stated.

A veteran in the Dota pro scene and a buddy of previous TNC captain Park “March” Tae Won, Febby was tapped by the accomplished PH esports company as its coach for the Leipzig Major in January in 2015.

After a good 7th-8th surface in Leipzig that netted them $40,000 and 450 DPC points, TNC retained Febby as its coach until the team launched March and made the former a stand-in for the Beyond The Summit (BTS) Pro Series Season 4 last month.

Numerous fans raised an eyebrow at TNC’s relocation but the 27-year-old Febby proved to be a fitting tough assistance player as they won the BTS tournament, ending the group’s slump because ruling the ESL ONE Thailand 2020 in September.

With the promotion of Febby into the main lineup, TNC will seek to control the upper division of the DPC-SEA league where the leading 3 finishers will get approved for the first Major tournament of the year.

TNC will take on fellow direct invites Fnatic, T1, BOOM Esports and qualified teams Execration, Neon Esports, Vice Esports and 496 Gaming.

“Now that our lineup is total, we are formally taking our primary step on our method back to TI (The International)! See you all in the upcoming games of the Dota Pro Circuit season,” it stated.

“Position 5 infant!” the team included, referring to Febby’s famous remark.

Febby is no complete stranger to competitive Dota, having actually bet the now-defunct Korean powerhouse group MVP Phoenix in which he had fun with March and present TNC offlaner Damien “kpii” Chok, and took a 7th-8th finish in TI5 as a wildcard.

The bubbly pro gamer continued to play for MVP and wound up at an enhanced 5th-6th surface in TI6 however the post-TI roster shuffle seemed to impact the group, leading to its dissolution in January 2017.

Febby then wore for Fnatic in TI7 but was not able to get involved in the next two editions with Immortals and Group Jinesbrus.