Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

ESports

TNC Predator weathers T1 storm, forces three-way tie for third in DPC Upper Div

TNC Predator weathered the Game Three exploits of Karl “Karl” Baldovino to escape with a 2-1 victory over T1 in the Dota Pro Circuit 2021: S1 – Southeast Asia Upper Division, Saturday evening.

With the game reaching the 74-minute mark, Armel “Armel” Tabios (Ember Spirit), Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte (Terrorblade), and Timothy “Tims” Randrup (Pangolier) caught Carlo “Kuku” Palad, who was wandering off the top lane without a buyback, off guard which resulted to a kill for the TNC midlaner.

With T1 down to four members already, Gabbi led a siege at the bottom lane to try and finish off the game. Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong (Phantom Assassin) then jumped on Gabbi to secure the one-for-one trade. Unfortunately for T1, though, Gabbi had enough money on his bag for a buy back.

Armel then took care of JaCkky to trim T1’s roster to just three personnel. Karl (Pugna) tried to salvage their base after a kill on Tims, but it was not enough as TNC went on to seal the deal in 75 minutes and 32 seconds.

The 21-year-old midlaner spearheaded the Predators’ wire-to-wire victory with 13 kills and 11 assists against five deaths. Gabbi added seven kills, seven deaths, and nine assists in TNC’s tally to win MVP honors while Kim “Febby” Yong-min (Disruptor) put up a team-high 14 assists.

On the other hand, Karl finished with 13 kills and 14 assists against three deaths while fellow Filipino Kuku was limited to just a 2-6-14 kill-death-assist-tally.

TNC has forged a three-way logjam at the third spot with T1 and BOOM Esports with identical 2-2 records.

#ReadMore  Natsumi's Ember Spirit powers Neon Esports to top of DPC standings

The Filipinos took the opening match by leaning on Gabbi’s monster Juggernaut performance which produced 22 kills and eight assists against two deaths. Karl then took the spotlight come Game Two, leading T1 to a lopsided win with his Ember Spirit to send the game to a Game Three.

TNC looks to break the tie come February 10, Wednesday while Karl and Kuku will go up against fellow Filipinos Execration on Saturday, February 13.

Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

DOTA 2

After missing out on the ONE Esports: Singapore Major boat, TNC has decided to part ways with offlaner Damien “kpii” Chok and support Kim...

DOTA 2

The Philippine flag will be the most represented come the ONE Esports Singapore Major as a total of 10 Filipino players — the most...

DOTA 2

After almost losing its spot in the Dota Pro Circuit upper division, Execration has decided to release midlaner Argle “Ken” Llesis and offlaner Glenard...

DOTA 2

Neon Esports shackled Carlo “KuKu” Palad to take a 2-1 victory over T1 in the Dota Pro Circuit 2021: S1-Southeast Asia Upper Division tiebreaker,...

DOTA 2

It’s official. Filipino powerhouse TNC Predator, the last Southeast Asian squad to win a Dota Pro Circuit Major, will not be taking part in...

DOTA 2

T1 completed the Singapore Major cast from Southeast Asia following a thrilling 2-1 victory over Neon Esports on the final day of the Dota...

DOTA 2

TNC Predator’s chance of making it to the Singapore Major is now completely out of their hands.  The Filipino powerhouse squad suffered a reverse...

DOTA 2

Armel “Armel” Tabios and Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte dominated in consecutive games as TNC crushed 496 Gaming to keep their Singapore Major hopes alive in...

Advertisement