One month after TI 10 came to an end, some of the very best groups in the world are still doing modifications to their lineups. After learning Tal “Fly” Aizik is making a move to SEA, this region has even more exciting news. This time, it is about TNC Predator, among the important names in the specialist Dota 2 scene.
From the ashes of the old, the Phoenix az is reborn anew.
TNC Predator revealed their new Dota 2 roster included a mix of professional as well as fresh talents. This follows the release of their all-Filipino lineup last September.
TNC’s brand-new roster is currently composed of:
Levi “YoungGod” Lagaret
Yuri Dave “Yowe” Pacaña
Lee “Xiaoyu” Qian Yu
Prieme Ejay “PlayHard” Banquil
Kim “Febby” Yong-Min
“This period, we will deal with a big challenge as the SEA Region will be piled and also packed with powerhouse teams. For the past years, our team has always had high-profile players. Yet, this time, we want to relocate in a different direction by increasing abilities from the area and teaming them up with a veteran leader in the form of our new captain, Febby. Recalling, this is a formula that worked for us during 2016 and 2017. We hope that the same formula can bring favorable results to our group,” TNC mentioned in their roster statement.
“The road may be difficult for us this period, but we believe that with the ideal frame of mind mindset, as well as technique, our team will certainly be able to go toe-to-toe with the best groups in the region and ultimately in the global phase,” TNC added.
Being a previous trainer and player for TNC, Febby returns to the organization as a group captain after his last job as an instructor for Team Undying. The Filipinos on the lineup, namely YoungGod, Yowe, and PlayHard, come from Reech Pinnacle, Execration, and OB Esports x Neon, respectively. Finally, the Malaysian Xiaoyu was a former Team Secret player.
On the other hand, previous TNC stars Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte, and Damien “kpii” Chok lately signed up with Talon Esports as the renowned esports organization finally got in the Southeast Asia Dota Pro Circuit.