The new Valve rules regarding team ownership has started to take effect as we see TNC Tigers separate from the TNC brand. Valve made it clear that organizations with stakes in multiple teams will only be allowed to send one of their teams to TI9, irrespective of their DPC placements. With that in mind, the team has decided to part ways with the TNC organization who already have a main squad known as the TNC Predators, whose roster was finalized earlier today.
The Tigers as they will now be known as will be a part of the Static Dream organization. The team showed promise, coming agonizingly close to qualifying for TI8 as they lost out to their sister team, TNC Predators in the Regional Qualifiers. The team, like most teams, went on a break after that period as captain, Theeban ‘1437’ Siva went on to coach the Predators for the duration of TI8 as well.
The team continued to play in SEA online tournaments like the ProDota Cup #13 and managed a respectable top 2 finish without their captain. However, more recently, the conclusion of TI8, marked the beginning of the shuffle season and as SEA teams began to go through the works, it was revealed that kY.xY had left the Tigers roster. The future of the team was unclear but with this announcement, the team looks to be looking to build themselves as an SEA squad. Top players from the region like inyourdream, Xepher have played for the team but whether the side will retain the players or rebuild completely is unknown.
As of today, TNC Tigers will set down the TNC banner and will be under a new organization — Static Dream, while keeping the Tigers name. Tigers want to thank the TNC organization for the supports given in the past few months.— Tigers (@tigers_dota) September 6, 2018
A full roster and more details will be announced soon pic.twitter.com/5p00XkOmoi