Dota 2 Pros and Teams React to Fnatic’s Grand Final Win Over TNC Predator
Dota 2 fans found the TI10 SEA qualifier to be an exciting spectacle, with Beyond the Summit's co-founder, David "GoDz" Parker, describing it as the "best TI Regional qualifier" he has seen in the last ten years. The SEA qualifier was highlighted by nervous-wracking games lasting over 60 minutes, as all teams proved to be incredibly competitive. Despite all the competition, it was Fnatic who emerged triumphant, defeating rival team TNC Predator with a score of 3-2 in a gripping grand final. Despite the close race, Fnatic proved to be a tad more formidable in the end.
Numerous Dota 2 personalities and team handles commented on this amazing grand final, as well as the SEA qualifier as a whole. Here is a look.
Dota 2 personalities and teams express their feelings on the TI10 SEA qualifier and Fnatic vs TNC Predator
The TI10 SEA qualifier was a very crazy and entertaining experience, according to Alliance co-owner, Jonathan "Loda" Berg, who also congratulated Fnatic on the win.
A couple of tweets from OG's Twitter account praised the level of the TI10 SEA qualifier and congratulated Fnatic.
OB.Neon congratulated Fnatic and wished them and T1, the two SEA representatives at TI10, good luck.
Team Secret highlighted the competitiveness of the grand final between TNC Predator and Fnatic.
Dota 2 analyst and commentator, Kyle "Kyle" Freedman, found the qualifier quite entertaining while also accurately predicting Fnatic to take the win.
On qualifying for his first TI, Fnatic's midlaner Ng "ChYuan" Kee Chyuan seemed to be on cloud nine. In a series of tweets, he expressed his happiness.
T1’s safe lane carry, Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon, congratulated his Thai companion, Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong on qualifying for TI10.
T1's Carlo "Kuku" Palad congratulated his Filipino companion, Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto, on his victory, calling him an "idol."
Several people are praising Raven for his performance in the TI10 SEA qualifier. In the final three games of the grand final, which Fnatic won, he had an unbelievable KDA of 35-0-35. Team Secret's social media manager, midormeepo, tweeted an accurate description of this achievement.
Fnatic's coach, Lee "SunBhie" Jeong-jae, was thankful on the team's qualification for TI10. Though he notes that a long journey still awaits his team, he wants to celebrate this day.
Sport embodies both a happy and a sad side. TNC Predator put on an incredible performance but fell short in the end.
TNC’s midlaner, Armel Paul "Armel" Tabios, was saddened with Fnatic’s reverse sweep over them.
Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte, TNC's safelaner, was equally hurt, but added, "Only a warrior gets up and goes again."
TNC’s support, Timothy John "Tims" Randrup, apologized to his fans for the loss.
Evil Geniuses’ players, Tal "Fly" Aizik and Andreas Franck "Cr1t-" Nielsen, who had also suffered a heartbreaking reverse sweep in the Singapore Major grand final, sympathized with Gabbi, asking him to stay positive.
Team SMG's offlaner, Damien "kpii" Chok, tweeted a "Red heart" for this former teammates.
TNC had a taxing final day in the TI10 SEA qualifier. Over the course of 11 hours, they played three games in the lower bracket final, followed by five games in the grand final. Before the fifth game of the grand final got underway, TI5 winner, Kurtis "Aui_2000" Ling, commented on this while also putting forward his thoughts on the DPC format and the SEA region.
SEA definitely produced some of the most electrifying Dota 2 action in the TI10 qualifier. All teams looked quite evenly matched and it is a pity that only one team out of all of them will be able to compete at the $40 million dollars TI10.
Fnatic and T1 will represent SEA at TI10.