After two disappointing performances in a week span, TNC have decided it’s time for a change.
Theeban ‘1437’ Siva, TNC’s captain and drafter since May 2017, announced the team’s decision to drop him from the roster. Filipino fans favorites, and the only team to represent the country at Galaxy Battles last week, TNC finished on the 5th-6th place. On top of that, just yesterday they got eliminated in the group stage of the only SEA Dota Pro Circuit tournament, ESL One Genting 2018.
While TNC haven’t made any official announcement, 1437 took it on social media to announce his free agency. ”TNC will go back to a full Pinoy roster and take a different route. As for me, I have no idea what I will do as of now” posted Theeban on his Twitter account.
Pizza party concluded 😥. Love 🇵🇭 fans no matter what. TNC will go back to a full Pinoy roster and take a different route. As for me, I have no idea what I will do as of now.
— Theeban Siva (@1437x) January 26, 2018
The Canadian player was brought to Malaysia to become TNC’s captain on the 16th of May 2017 and right after his arrival, the team registered an immediate success. Just four days after they signed 1437, TNC went to China to compete in the second season SL i-League Invitational. The event was held just a day after the 7.06 patch was released and 1437 was regarded as the one who put Jakiro in the new meta. His strategies at that event revolving around the two-headed dragon propelled TNC into the grand finals, where they were defeated by Team Liquid.
TNC continued to climb in the following month and took a third place at the first Galaxy Battles event, qualified for TI7 but without too much success in the main event. They won Manila Masters, China Top 2017 and placed second at the MDL Macau Minor.
Since the introduction of Dota Pro Circuit, in the post TI7 shuffle, TNC gathered a total of 270 TI8 qualifying points and are 11th in the DPC rankings. Theeban is departing from TNC with 90 points attached to his name but has only 10 days to figure out what he’ll do next. The pre-TI8 official shuffle ends on the 5th of February.
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