All-Filipino TNC Predator debuts in APAC Predator League Grand Final

Bannering its revamped all-Filipino roster, TNC Predator will have its mettle tested against Neon Esports and eight other teams in the 2020/2021 Asia Pacific Predator League Grand Final slated on April 6-11. 

Former Smart Omega captain-support Marvin "Boomy" Rushton and offlaner Jun "Bok" Kanehara will debut with a TNC jersey in the final stage of the APAC Predator League which was postponed last year due to COVID-19. 

With mainstays carry Kim "Gabbi" Santos, mid laner Armel "Armel" Tabios and position-4 support Timothy "Tims" Randrup, TNC will take on the Singapore Major-bound Neon and fellow Dota Pro Circuit-Southeast Asia Upper Division teams Boom Esports and 496 Gaming. 

Also in the 10-team online tournament are Galaxy Racer, Team GXR, Reckoning Esports, Team Star, Team Mystery and PSTR. 

The tourney stakes a total prize pool of $400,000 (nearly P20 million) across Dota 2 and Player Unknown's Battle Ground (PUBG). 

TNC tapped the Cebuano duo of Boomy and Bok after parting ways with South Korean captain-support Kim "Febby' Yong Min and veteran Australian offlaner Damien "kpii" Chok. 

The roster change was brought about by the Filipino powerhouse squad's failure to qualify for the SG Major--the first Dota 2 Major of 2021 which will be hosted by ONE Esports and PGL on March 27-April 4. 

Boomy and Bok, who were part of the SEA Games 2019 gold-winning team Adroit Esports, helped Omega get promoted to the Upper Division next season.