Two TNC stars leave: can the SEA powerhouse become reality?

posted by Smyke,
The results of TNC Predator at The International 2018 were disappointing. They lost in the first round of the Lower Bracket against Mineski, their Southeast Asian rivals. Two important players have now left the team.
Carry player Marc Polo Luis 'Raven' Fausto and offlaner Samson E. 'SamH' Hidalgo are no longer part of the Filipino organization. This is a big step for the offlaner who played his whole career for the same team. Sam started playing for TNC in the beginning of 2015.

On the other hand, Raven already played for several big organizations including Fnatic and Mineski. Meanwhile, Carlo 'Kuku' Palad and co. will stay with the team to rebuild TNC.

A new SEA powerhouse with Fnatic?

This could be the perfect situation to finally build a new Filipino powerhouse with Fnatic. Since Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao and the two other players who aren't from Southeast Asia have left the team, Abed 'Abed' Yusop and Djardel 'DJ' Mampusti are the remaining players in the squad.

Rumours say that the new Fnatic lineup could include Raven and SamH. In that case, it would only miss a position five player. All four players are known to be one of the best in their position in the whole region. This would be the first time Raven and Abed play side by side. A possible captain for that team could be Theeban '1437 / Rose' Siva who has experience in fulfilling that role. He also previously played alongside Raven at TNC.

Possible lineup for Fnatic
ph Marc Polo Luis 'Raven' Fausto
ph Abed 'Abed' Yusop
ph Samson E. 'SamH' Hidalgo
ph Djardel 'DJ' Mampusti
ca Theeban '1437 / Rose' Siva

Do you think the Filipino powerhouse could become reality?

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