TNC Predator have announced their new Dota 2 roster, switching from their all-Filipino approach.
Philippines duo Carlo "Kuku^" Palad and Nico "eyyou" Barcelon have been replaced by Australian Damien "kpii" Chok and Korean Taewon "March" Park.
Lee "Heen" Seung Gon has also left his role as coach, with a replacement yet to be announced.
The new TNC Predator Dota 2 roster:
- Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte
- Armel Paul "Armel" Tabios
- Damien "kpii" Chok
- Timothy "Tims" Randrup
- Taewon "March" Park
The new line-up will play together for the first time in the WESG 2019 Philippine online qualifiers, in which a new ruling allows two foriegn players in each roster.
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Dota 2 fan and Luckbox community member Riley shares his thoughts on the fresh faces in TNC Predator's new Dota 2 roster.
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kpii makes sense
"The addition of Damien "kpii" Chok is undoubtedly a boost. Carlo "Kuku" Palad is a talented player and a really iconic figure on TNC, but he basically moved to offlane to adapt and accomodate the changes on the team.
"He played well on the role, but the addition of kpii, an offlane main plus a TI runner up, makes absolutely more sense."
All eyes on March
"Park "March" Tae-won is undoubtedly a seasoned payer and captain - something TNC always struggle to obtain - offering a lot of experience with his past time at MVP Phoenix.
"However, he's struggling to find recent success at the moment since he returns to the pro scene after finishing his army service, and this could end up as a repeat of when Theeban "1437" Siva - a greatly experienced captain but struggles to find success - is on the helm."
Tweeting to announce the arrivals of kpii and March, TNC said: "kpii, an offlaner with rich experience and victories under his belt will complete our core trio. As a veteran and a TI grand finalist, we are excited to work and learn with him.
"March meanwhile is one of Korea's most notable supports. Bringing his coaching experience, he will be assuming captaincy for us and we are optimistic with what he brings to the table.
"We would also like to take this chance to thank Lee "Heen" Seung Gon for his time and efforts with us as a coach. He is leaving us with learnings and experience that we will need as we embark towards this new DPC season."
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