TNC Predator Clutch Epic Late-Game Win Against BOOM Esports in the TI10 SEA Qualifier
In one of the most competitive and thrilling series of the TI10 SEA qualifier, TNC Predator just barely outlasted BOOM Esports with a 2-1 victory. The series included a 66-minute game, a 46-minute game, and a 76-minute game, all of which were rollercoaster rides. While BOOM managed to win the first game, TNC Predator reverse swept their opponents with some amazing spellcasting and pressure handling in the final moments. A classic showdown between TNC Predator and Fnatic will make up the upper bracket final, while BOOM Esports will be in the lower bracket, competing against Galaxy Racer.
TNC Predator vs BOOM Esports: Match Recap and Highlights
Game 1 was a gripping contest because both teams were in it until the end, showcasing their tenacity and teamfight skills. Despite the networth lead indicating that BOOM Esports was miles ahead, this was not the case. TNC always seemed to be fighting back anytime BOOM attempted to trick them. Gabbi and Dreamocel each had over 1k farm by the end, but it was the latter's team that finally sealed the deal in 66 minutes with some clutch buybacks.
In Game 2, the two teams were again neck and neck. There were a few small skirmishes where TNC came out ahead, but the networth never really favored them heavily. However, BOOM won a massive teamfight courtesy of some great spellcasting. As things looked like they were pretty much in the bag for BOOM, TNC came back to win two crucial teamfights and take the victory in 46 minutes.
Game 3 was a back and forth contest where both teams came back when they were behind. Once again, the seesaw tilted in BOOM's favor as they just needed to take down one Melee Barracks to secure Megacreeps. TNC never gave up and did not let their guard down throughout the game, and they ended up securing a couple of crucial support kills to go straight for the Ancient and win in 76 minutes.
Here are some highlights of the series.
With the experience that their players possess, TNC Predator held their nerves through all three games and won. Boom Esports played incredibly well, but it was just a matter of margin, and they were not able to win.
The TI10 SEA qualifier is turning out to be a great event with many games surpassing the 60-minute mark. Everything from spellcasting, teamfighting, rat Dota plays, to game-ending mistakes has been featured in the TI10 SEA qualifier with two days still to go.
The action in the qualifier resumes on July 2, 2021. Six teams are still in the hunt for the coveted TI10 spot. Fnatic will take on TNC Predator in the upper bracket final for a spot in the grand final while Galaxy Racer and Execration will compete against BOOM Esports and OB.Neon respectively for tournament survival. The action begins at 11:00 AM SGT.