TNC Predator Provides an Update on Future Dota 2 Plans
Eric Redulfin, CEO & owner of TNC Predator, has communicated that the organization will continue to work in the Dota 2 sphere in a statement posted on its social media handles. Southeast Asian Dota 2 fans will likely be pleased by this development following the official departure of the entire roster including staple members, Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte, Armel Paul "Armel" Tabios, and Timothy John "Tims" Randrup, earlier today on 15th Sept, 2021. It will not be easy to rebuild the squad from scratch, but TNC Predator mentioned that it will do what it takes to once again compete at the highest levels of Dota 2.
TNC Predator will return to competitive Dota 2 following TI10
“As the previous roster of Tims, Armel, Gabbi, Bok, and Boomy goes into free agency, the journey of TNC Predator Dota 2 goes on. We have achieved many things during their stay but this is not the end of our story. We are here to stay and continue to pursue the ever elusive Aegis of the Immortal,” said Eric in the statement.
While TNC Predator had been to every The International (TI) since 2016, this was its first time not making it to the biggest stage after losing to Fnatic 3-2 in the Southeast Asia qualifier for TI10. The team was then placed inactive in order to give the players a "much-needed break." This was only supposed to be a temporary break with the team returning in the following TI season. To the surprise of many, all five of the TNC Predator members put on inactive status later parted ways with the organization.
Gabbi, Armel, and Tims, the prominent members of TNC Predator, had won their first Dota 2 Major in 2019 at the MDL Chengdu Major.
No comments have been left so far on Chai "Mushi" Yee Fung, who was hired as TNC Predator’s Dota 2 coach in June 2021 to help the team prepare for TI10 qualifiers.
“See you after TI, our Phoenix Army,” Eric concluded in the statement, indicating that the organization's new roster will likely be announced after TI10. TI10 will be held from 7th to 17th Oct, 2021, at the Arena Nationala Stadium, in Bucharest, Romania. When TI10 ends next month, information about the next season of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) will likely be revealed.