The position 5 support was captaining TNC during The International 2019 after joining the roster in March this year and Heen was coaching the squad.
Today we are announcing the departure of Carlo "Kuku^" Palad and Nico "eyyou" Barcelon from our roster.— TNC Predator 🇵🇭 (@TNCPredator) September 13, 2019
Our CEO Eric Redulfin has a message to them and to our fans. You can watch it here: https://t.co/IKWI1skks3#StrongerTogether#SummonYourStrength pic.twitter.com/GpVgMC9NRw
kpii and March join the Filipinos
TNC had the two replacements in the pipeline, because five hours later they already announced that Damien 'kpii' Chok and Tae Won 'March' Park will complete the roster.
To complete our roster, let us all welcome @kpiidota and @MarchDota!— TNC Predator 🇵🇭 (@TNCPredator) September 13, 2019
Here is our lineup for the upcoming season:
🇵🇭 Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte
🇵🇭 Armel Paul "Armel" Tabios
🇦🇺 Damien "kpii" Chok
🇵🇭 Timothy "Tims" Randrup
🇰🇷 Taewon "March" Park#StrongerTogether#SummonYourStrength pic.twitter.com/cutG7tvuTM
Both players have great experience and played in South-East Asian teams before. kpii played for Mineski in the last season. The biggest success of the squad was during TI9 when they came close to beat Team Secret in an epic series.
March, on the other hand, played in North America last season, but didn't qualify for TI9. In the end, he coached Fnatic during TI9, but couldn't help them to survive round one in the playoffs. This means, from now on TNC won't be a five-man-stack from the Philippines anymore. They'll have to change their language of communication to English. Their first game will be on Saturday in the WESG 2019 Philippine Online Qualifier.
What do you think about the new roster?
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