Today we announce that Michael 'ninjaboogie' Ross will no longer be a part of our active roster. We are thankful for his hard work and valuable contributions to our team throughout his captaincy and we wish him the best of luck for his future endeavors. pic.twitter.com/02rpJqluwb— TNC Predator (@TNCPredator) 5. Februar 2019
The South-East Asian team TNC Predator attended the first two Majors of this DPC season in Kuala Lumpur and Chongqing. Together with Fnatic, they were considered to be one of the best teams in their region. However, the recent SEA qualifier revealed that qualifying for the upcoming Major tournaments isn't a given.
The squad around Timothy 'Tims' Randrup and Armel Paul 'Armel' Tabios failed to secure their tickets for the DreamLeague Major in Stockholm. TNC lost against Mineski and Lotac in the group stage of the qualifier. However, their losing streak didn't end there. After an exhausting loss in the first game, WarriorsGaming.Unity turned the series around and emerged victorious, eliminating TNC in the very first round of the Lower Bracket.
Kuku will take over as captain
For now, Carlo 'Kuku^' Palad will assume in game leadership, he will still play as our Offlane.— TNC Predator (@TNCPredator) 5. Februar 2019
A few days after the disappointing result at the qualifier, TNC announced that ninjaboogie has left the team. For now, he will be replaced by Nico 'Eyyou' Barcelon who played for Lotac after getting replaced by Rolen Andrei Gabriel 'Skemberlu' Ong. Kuku will be the temporary captain. He made headlines just a few months ago.
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