The two teams are keen to entertain the community during the difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic. On top of the showmatches' entertainment purpose, it also serves as a charity event. All revenue from the event will be donated to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund by the World Health Organization.
And it all comes down to this. We are proud and excited to announce the TNC Predator x Fnatic Showmatch for a cause! ♥️ pic.twitter.com/i3LPwMm8SL— TNC Predator 🇵🇭 (@TNCPredator) April 4, 2020
Publicity meme-fight as advertising stunt
After Fnatic won the SEA ESL One Los Angeles 2020 Online, one of their facebook posts sparked a meme-fire: The team was sad that TNC did not participate, TNC clapped back and told Fnatic to win a Major first. Upon that, Fnatic broke up with TNC and declared that Geek Fam was their new best friend.
More and more teams got dragged into the show-beef, the quarrel spiraled into an avalanche of memes and thousands of fans cheered for their favourite teams in the comments. TNC saw only one way to settle the fight: with an old-fashioned Dota match.
Not an SEA exclusive event
The event will be covered by Filipino Dota personalities, but English-speaking fans will be able to enjoy the showmatch as well. Treephob 'Xyclopz' Tiangtrong will cast the event in English.
You can follow TNC's and Fnatic's social media channels for any upcoming information on the event.
We're not done yet.— TNC Predator 🇵🇭 (@TNCPredator) April 8, 2020
We got you guys an awesome #Pinoy caster lineup for the TNC Predator x Fnatic SEA Showmatch. Get ready for an action-packed play-by-play commentary, banters, and of course, memes! Save the date: April 18. 💯 #StrongerTogether#TNCxFnatic pic.twitter.com/wYvjwiPdIY
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Photo credit: Fnatic and TNC Predator