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TNC Predator announced yesterday that Korean veteran Yong Min 'Febby' Kim will be joining the squad as the new coach. The 26-year old support player has played professionally for over 8 years and was part of the infamous MVP Phoenix stack showed the world of Korean Dota. However, Febby's success has been limited in recent years and like fellow Korean and TNC's former coach, Heen, Febby too has decided to try his luck as a coach.
(Also read: Interview with Febby)
Febby is known largely for his funny personality and lovable nature and although he has little to no experience as a coach, the player brings in a whole lot of experience. TNC's win at the MDL Chengdu Major was by far one of the greatest moments in the org's history. However, since then TNC have struggled a bit on the new patch, finishing third in the Dreamleague Season 13 SEA Qualifiers and 7th at the ONE Esports Invitational in Singapore. While their win at Chengdu, practically guarantees them a spot at TI10, it will be important for the squad to regain the same momentum that saw them dominate the second half of 2019.
More importantly, Febby has played both with current TNC players kpii and March in the past. He is also well versed with the SEA scene, having played with Mineski in 2019 and Fnatic in 2017.
DreamLeague Season 13: The Leipzig Major begins on Jan 18th and features a prize pool of USD 1,000,000 along with 15,000 DPC points. TNC Predator secured their slot after a third place finish in the SEA Qualifiers of the tournament. The other SEA Dota 2 teams joining them at the event are Reality Rift and Fnatic.