Rebuilding TNC lets go of gold laner Kousei

Published November 25, 2021, 10:10 AM

by Reynald I. Magallon

The roster overhaul continues for the TNC Pro Team ML for the upcoming MPL Philippines Season 9 as it released another member of the original Work Auster Force in gold laner Clarense Jay “Kousei” Camilo.

Photo from TNC Pro Team ML

Kousei is out of the TNC roster for next season as announced by the TNC management on Wednesday, Nov 24.

“Kousei is the way!” We will surely miss your outplays, Kousei! Thank you for the time you spent with TNC. As much as we’re gonna miss you, we are excited for what your future holds. Always remember to rise up for your dreams! Nice G!,” said TNC.

With Kousei’s departure, TNC is expected to field a different roster next season as Daniel “Chuu” Chu and Ben “Benthings” Maglaque remain the only remnants from TNC’s Season 8 lineup.

TNC had earlier released former Work Auster Force members Dylan “Light” Catipon, Frediemar “3martzy” Serafico, and Patrick “P-God” Ibarra. Season 8 additions Douglas “ImbaDeejay” Astibe, Lander “Der” San Gabriel and Adrian “Toshi” Bacallo also departed from the team during this off season.

Head coach Lorenzo “Lift” Ruiz was also out of the roster and was rumored to be replaced by former Cerebrum coach Vrendon “Vrendon” Lin.

TNC is hoping to rebound from a forgettable season where it finished dead last in the standing with only four wins to show in 14 outings.