TNC Predator end 2020 with a win at BTS Pro Series Season 4|Dot Esports
TNC Predator have had a mixed 2020 run in online Dota 2 competitions. After a tough last series against Group Pet at BTS Pro Series Season 4, they are back on top in Southeast Asia.
It was a long roadway to claim their 2nd title of 2020, but TNC handled to get rid of the stacked Group Dog lineup in a 3-2 last series to finish the BTS run.
TNC were the leading finishers in the group stage, going a clean 11-3 overall to secure a leading seed in the playoffs. They took down Fnatic for a 2nd time in the first round however faced a solid wall as Evil Geniuses’ SEA duo Abed Yusop and Daryl “iceiceice” Pei Xiang sent them down the lower bracket.
In return, Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte and his team along with stand-in Ng Kee “ChYuan” Chyuan made fast work of a T1 roster that was powering through that lower bracket. They swept the upstart team 2-0 and made it to a rematch with Group Dog in the grand finals.
The series was a back-and-forth affair, with the first game being slightly in Team Canine’s favor till TNC stomped them in a teamfight and ran away with it.
Team Pet dog resisted and took commanding wins in video games 2 and three, however TNC didn’t just slip away. In a decisive game 4, Gabbi had a monster performance on Morphling in combination with Armel “Armel” Tabios’s signature Invoker and a Damien “kpii” Chok Brewmaster that opened things up.
From there, TNC took the momentum, taking the 43-minute win and then rolling to a 25-minute triumph in game five to win the entire occasion.
With this win, TNC will return house with $21,000 and end their 2020 project on a high note after having a hard time early on. With this core, the SEA giant will continue trying to find the last piece to turn themselves into a true contender ahead of the Dota Pro Circuit returning on Jan. 28.