TNC Predator has announced its new Dota 2 lineup, featuring the return of former coach and captain Kim “Febby“Yong-min. As position five and captain of the new TNC Predator team, Febby will lead a group of young and highly ranked players from Southeast Asia (SEA). TNC Predator wrote on Twitter that it decided to move in a different direction by to bring in young players after a long line-up of a team full of high-profile players.The team will now participate in the SEA Regional League in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22.
Febby returns in TNC Predator’s new Dota 2 series
TNC Predator stated that it decided to take the same approach by setting up a young roster under the guidance of a veteran leader, as it did earlier around 2016 and 2017. The approach worked well at the time and the organization hopes to achieve the same results again.
TNC Predator’s Dota 2 list for the first regional league in DPC 2021-22:
Levi “Young God“Lagaret
Yuri Dave “You“Pacaña
Lee “X1aOyU“Qian Yu
Premier Ejay “Play hard“Bankvil
“The road may be tough for us this season, but we believe that with the right mindset, attitude and discipline, our team will be able to go toe-to-toe with the best teams in the region and ultimately on it. global scene, ” wrote TNC Predator.
In early 2020, Febby joined the TNC Predator as a coach, and then he became a player at the start of the DPC in 2021. Due to the team’s lack of qualifiers for the first major, the TNC Predator expressed a desire for an al- Filipino list, which led to Febby’s departure. He then coached Team Undying at The International 10 (TI10).
In DPC 2021, Yowe and PlayHard showed their potential with Execration and OB.Neon, respectively. Despite a modest first league campaign, Execration strengthened its credentials in the second season to qualify for the WePlay Major. Execution could not overcome the stacked wild card from AniMajor, but Yowe was praised for his abilities in midfield. On the other hand, PlayHard has been an essential part of OB.Neon for a long time. The team finally broke through the row 2 chambers by qualifying for the Singapore Major and showed their strength by finishing 5th-6th.
For Young God, who comes from the Philippines, TNC Predator will be his first big team as he has not yet played at the highest level. At the time of writing this article, he is ranked in the top 50 of Dota 2 SEA MMR Leaderboards. X1aOyU is a 20-year-old Malaysian player who played for teams like ZeroTwo and Team Mystery last season.
After parting ways with a roster that included some of the best players in the SEA, TNC Predator has chosen a new roster that is largely composed of players who have not yet proven themselves at the professional level. It will be interesting to see how the team performs when it begins its journey in the top division of the SEA Regional League at the end of this month.