TNC Predator and OB.Neon have shown some top tier Dota 2 gameplay to register comfortable wins on the first day of the Asia Pacific Predator League 2020/21 - APAC. While TNC Predator defeated Galaxy Racer in their first official series with Bok and Boomy, OB.Neon beat Team SOOS with Natsumi- back on the active roster. All the series in the tournament are single game affair except for the grand finals, which will be BO3. Gabbi and his teammates will now be facing the Taiwanese squad of PSTR in the quarterfinals on April 7, 2021. The winner of this series will be competing against OB.Neon in the semifinals on April 8, 2021.
TNC Predator and OB.Neon outshine their opponents in the Predator League 2020/21
TNC Predator vs Galaxy Racer
The game saw Galaxy Racer draft an Io carry, as the hero had been quite successful in this role at the Singapore Major 2021. While the game looked evenly poised after the first 10 minutes, TNC made some crucial ganks and pushed the towers to put their opponents on the back foot. Before Meracle could amass any significant items on Io, TNC ended the game in just 29 minutes.
OB.Neon vs Team SOOS
The game saw OB.Neon draft an unconventional yet effective Queen of Pain offlane, that was played by skem. Right from the very first minute, the Filipino squad looked like the much better team as they consistently kept taking down enemy heroes one after the other. They ended the game in just 26 minutes with a favorable scoreline of '48-12'.
Both Filipino teams had easy matchups in their first series and were able to notch up quick victories. While one can expect TNC to win their next match against PSTR as well, it will be intriguing to see how their refurbished squad performs against OB.Neon. Even with stand-ins, OB.Neon looked formidable and was able to secure a 5th-6th finish at the recently concluded ONE Esports Singapore Major.
Here is how the bracket of the Asia Pacific Predator League 2020/21 - APAC looks after the conclusion of the first day.