Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte proved to be unstopapable with his Sven as TNC Predator beat bitter rival Fnatic, 2-1, to advance to the upper bracket finals of the Beyond The Summit (BTS) Pro Series Season 4 Southeast Asia on Thursday night.
Gabbi with his Aghanim's Scepter-equipped Sven, fondly called as "Superman" in the Dota 2 community, wreaked havoc in the all-important Game 3, finishing with 16 kills and five assists against a lone death to power TNC's 30-14 victory in 35 minutes.
The 11k MMR hard carry dealt 32k of the Filipino powerhouse team's 74k hero damage and 17k out of 22k building damage.
TNC is set to face the winner of the ongoing upper bracket first round clash featuring stand-in Carlo "Kuku" Palad and Karl "Karl" Jayme's T1 versus Abed "Abed" Yusop and Daryl Koh "iceiceice" Pei Xiang's ragtag Team Dog.
The best-of-three UB finals will be held on Saturday.
On the other hand, Fnatic fell to the lower bracket second round and is set to battle defending champion Motivate.Trust Gaming of Thailand on Friday.
TNC took Game 1 behind the midlaner Armel "Armel" Tabios' perfect performance on Puck, logging a 14-0-9 kill-death-assist record in the 26-13 win in nearly 34 minutes.
But Fnatic retaliated hard in Game 2 with Filipino carry Marc Polo "Raven" Fausto playing flawless this time on his Phantom Lancer as he wound up with 13 kills and nine assists against zero deaths in a 27-9 triumph in 30 minutes.
TNC and Fnatic fought tooth and nail at the start of Game 3, but the Filipino squad managed to break away with a three-for-nothing exchange followed by a Roshan kill in the 22nd minute.
It was all TNC from there as Gabbi's Sven cut through Fnatic's heroes including Raven's Phantom Assassin and Djardel "DJ" Mampusti's support Enchantress to close out the series.