Dota 2: All-Filipino team TNC Predator clinches WePlay AniMajor playoffs spot

Kennedy Caacbay, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 08 2021 12:47 AM

After battling in the highly competitive group stage, all-Filipino team TNC Predator has qualified in the lower bracket of the WePlay AniMajor playoffs.

This developed after drawing their last best-of-two series in the group stage Monday night vs. Russian squad Team Spirit 1-1.

In the first game, the Filipinos built a massive gold lead after consistently winning battles in their favor, and eventually winning the game.

Filipino star Armel Paul "Armel" Tabios' Puck was unstoppable, earning a massive 55.5k net worth on his hero.

Armel also etched 17 kills across his name, alongside 23 assists and 2 deaths.

However, things did not go their way, as the Filipino team lost the second match.

TNC failed to kill Illya "Yatoro" Mulyarchuk's Ursa in Game 2 while securing 16 kills.

The whole squad was held to only 14 kills, versus Team Spirit's 40.

Despite the series draw, TNC secured a 2-3-2 win-draw-loss record in the group stage, enough to enter the lower bracket playoffs.

They will continue to fight for Filipinos' esports pride in the AniMajor playoffs starting June 9.


TNC PREDATOR: Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte, Armel Paul "Armel" Tabios, Jun "Bok" Kanehara, Timothy "Tims" Randrup, Marvin "Boomy" Rushton

TEAM SPIRIT: Illya "Yatoro" Mulyarchuk, Alexander "TORONTOTOKYO" Khertek, Magomed "Collapse" Khalilov, Miroslaw "Miroslaw" Kolpakov, Yaroslav "Miposhka" Naidenov