LOOK: PH team takes major win in Int’l DotA 2 tourney

Alex Villafania, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 10 2016 03:25 PM | Updated as of Aug 10 2016 07:38 PM

The Philippine DotA (Defense of the Ancients) representative has pulled off a miracle, beating a major team at the International DotA 2 Championships (TI6) at the Seattle Center in the US.

The Philippine team TNC Gaming defeated OG, the European team in a tightly contested best-of-three match in the lower bracket that saw the Philippine team take away any progression for a team considered to be among the top five groups in the DotA global rankings.

WATCH: Philippine team TNC beats US-based OG at the International DotA 2 Championships. Video courtesy of DotA Digest.

TNC also represented the Southeast Asian region in the tournament. It previously won a spot in the lower bracket of the International DotA 2 Championships during a group stage competition.

TNC is composed of Marco Polo “Raven” Fausto, Carlo “Kuku” Palad, Samson Solomon “Sam_H” Hidalgo, Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho, and Nico “eyyou” Barcelon.

The win would bring them a step closer to winning in the lower bracket event – essentially bringing them up to face the upper bracket players – for the championship game to be held on August 13. 

The top prize money for the championship is a staggering US$8,889,984, or over P400 million, one of the highest prizes for any gaming tournament. 

The TNC would next be facing off with Digital Chaos.

The International DotA 2 Championship is the world's foremost tournament for DotA and has among the biggest prize money for any gaming competition.