It’s a busy day in the TNC Predator house. Early in the morning, the organizations announced the departure of their iconic player Carlo “Kuku” Palad along with the team captain Nico “eyyou” Barcelon, and later on the same day they introduced the finalized roster for the new competitive season.
While TNC’s TI9 coach Lee “Heen” Seung Gon has been also confirmed to have left the team, another South Korean player joins now the squad. Park “March” Tae-won is the new support five player of TNC, and most likely will assume the captain role as well. March resumed his professional career at the beginning of the previous season when he finished his mandatory army service in South Korea. He was signed by J.Storm in September 2018, but he was moved to an inactive position in May 2019. He tried to qualify for TI9 with a Southeast Asian stack, along with Kim “Febby” Yong-min, and he’s been extremely close to snatch the ticket to TI9 after an incredible run in the qualifiers group stage and in the playoffs. However, in the best-of-five grand finals, Team Jinesbrus was defeated 2-3 by Mineski. Some of the team members got to attend TI9 from different positions. Febby was a part of the English broadcast, while March traveled to Shanghai, China with Fnatic as their coach.
In the post TI9 shuffle Fnatic signed Team Jinesbrus carry, Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon, which now leaves only two of the SEA stack members free of contract.
In the meantime, Mienski are left with no players as Damien “kpii” Chok was announced to have officially joined TNC Predator today.
TNC predator final roster:
- Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte
- Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios
- Damien “kpii” Chok
- Timothy “Tims” Randrup
- Park “March” Tae-won
According to the official announcement made by TNC on September 13, the full new roster will have their first competitive experience together starting tomorrow, September 14, when they will enter the battle for the 2019 WESG Philippine qualifiers.