Kim “Gabbi” Santos and Armel “Armel” Tabios took charge as TNC Predator crushed Boom Esports to arrange a rematch against OB x Neon Esports in the championship series of the APAC Predator League Dota 2 Grand Final 2020/2021 on Sunday, April 11.
Gabbi’s Lifestealer and Armel’s Puck both went ham in the do-or-die lower bracket finals to keep TNC’s bid for a three-peat in the prestigious league alive.
The 11K MMR carry came through with a perfect record of 10 kills and 13 assists while the 11K MMR midlaner put up 12 kills and 13 assists against two deaths in the 31-16 pounding of the Indonesians in just 31 minutes.
With its first win in the new patch achieved in a smashing fashion, TNC advanced to the best-of-three finals where it is battling fellow Filipino powerhouse Neon Esports as of posting time.
TNC is looking to avenge its defeat to the Singapore Major top six finisher in the upper bracket finals last Friday.
Boom was able to hold its ground in the early goings through Randy “Dreamocel” Muhammad Sapoetra’s Gyrocopter armed with Aghanim’s Scepter from Saieful “Fbz” Ilham’s offlane Alchemist.
But a brilliant display of micro skills from Armel and Gabbi enabled TNC to prevail in a prolonged team fight in the 25th minute.
The Filipinos immediately went for the Roshan kill then wiped out the Indonesians to destroy two full sets of barracks.
It was all TNC from there as Gabbi and the gang forced the GG call from Boom a few moments later.