Despite having a very successful DPC season, TNC Predator has revealed that it has parted ways with support player and team captain Park “March” Tae-won.
“We would like to thank March for his efforts in bringing the team closer to the apex of Dota 2’s competitive scene and with this, we are announcing his release from our official team roster….Unfortunately, the team decided to go towards a different path to achieve our goals.”, TNC stated.
March leaves the team on a high note, with the roster change coming only a couple of weeks after TNC won ESL One Thailand 2020.
The Korean joined the team at the start of the 2019-2020 DPC season, together with Australian offlaner Damien “kpii” Chok.
TNC had a running start to the 2019-2020 DPC season, with victories at ESL One Hamburg and the MDL Chengdu Major, but slowed down after tournament play switched to online.
Lackluster performances saw TNC drop out of the ESL One Los Angeles qualifiers, and their inconsistent form during this year saw the team slowly start falling behind rivals Fnatic and Geek Fam.
No clear explanation was given as to why March and TNC split, but the announcement suggests that he was kicked from the team.
SEA shuffle still in full swing
With this year’s shuffle looking to be one of the most memorable in the history of competitive Dota 2, and with many teams still building up their rosters, March will certainly have a few different options to choose from. The veteran’s experience might prove to be an invaluable asset to many up-and-coming teams.
It is currently unknown who will be replacing March in TNC’s lineup. The core of the team has remained relatively stable over the last few years, and with so many talented players teamless currently, we might be in for a treat.
Current TNC Predator roster:
- Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte
- Armel “Armel” Paul
- TabiosDamien “kpii” Chok
- Timothy “Tims “ Randrup
Image Credits: Mars Media / TNC