TNC Predator are one of the three Southeast Asian teams set to compete at the upcoming Kuala Lumpur Major and, in their quest to conquer the first Major of the current Dota Pro Circuit season, they welcome back a familiar face.
— Muriëlle "Kips" Huisman (@Kipspul) November 5, 2018
Murielle “Kips” Huisman was in the coach position for TNC back in 2017 and she’s was actively working with the team during TI7, but that was not her first experience in the SEA region. Prior to TNC, Kips worked with Fnatic, back then being the Analyst for the team and placed top 4 with them at TI6. After she returned to Europe, Kips continued to work as a Coach and in the post-TI7 Shuffle, she joined Vega Squadron where she remained until an unsuccessful TI8 qualifiers campaign.
Post TI8 qualifiers, before Vega announced the full disbandment of the team, Kips was the first to depart upon what the organization called it back then “a premature contract termination.”
Returned now to TNC, Kips will be working with a slightly different roster from the one at TI7 after the organization decided in the post TI8 shuffle to let go two of their long-standing members, namely Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto and Samson “Sam_H” Hidalgo.
Current TNC Predator Roster:
– Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios
– Timothy “Tims” Randrup
– Carlo “Kuku” Palad
– Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte
– Michael “ninjaboogie” Ross
Kips and TNC will begin their journey at the Kuala Lumpur major this coming Friday, 9th of November when the event will start with a double elimination (GSL) group stage. The 16 teams attending the event will be divided into four groups, where top two teams from each group will be seeded in the playoffs upper bracket and the bottom two teams from each group will be seeded in the lower bracket rounds. Group drawings are yet to be done as the organizers are waiting for all the teams to arrive in Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur participating teams: