Esports: Philippines’ TNC Predator eliminated in TI9

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 21 2019 10:20 PM

MANILA—All-Filipino Dota 2 team TNC Predator was eliminated from The International 2019 at Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai after losing to Team Liquid on Wednesday.

Team Liquid upended the TNC 0-2, essentially avenging its 2-0 loss early in the group stage.

During the early parts of the two matches, TNC appeared to have the upper hand but Liquid had other plans. 

Despite the defeat, TNC finished higher this year compared to last year when the Filipinos became the second team to exit T18.

TNC nearly became the first Filipino team to barge into the Top 6 on Wednesday, but the squad fell to Vici Gaming, 1-2.

The prize pool for The International has already reached $33 million (P1.7 billion) as of writing.