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TNC Predator sweeps Team Nigma, Beastcoast in WePlay AniMajor

Delfin Dioquino
TNC Predator sweeps Team Nigma, Beastcoast in WePlay AniMajor

BOUNCE BACK. TNC Predator starts to pick up steam in the WePlay AniMajor.

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After back-to-back sweeps, TNC Predator improves from joint fifth to a share of second place in the group stage of the WePlay AniMajor

TNC Predator bolstered its bid for a playoff berth in the WePlay AniMajor, the second major of the Dota Pro Circuit, with back-to-back sweeps in the group stage in Kiev, Ukraine on Saturday, June 5.

After winning just one game in its first two series, the all-Filipino team dominated North American squad Beastcoast, 2-0, and stunned European giant Team Nigma, 2-0.

The highlight of the day came from Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte, who delivered a dazzling rampage (five straight kills within a short period of time) with his Phantom Assassin in the second game against Beastcoast.

Hiking its record to 5-3, TNC Predator improved from joint fifth to a share of second place with Evil Geniuses, Team Nigma, and Vici Gaming.

PSG.LGD currently leads the group stage with a 6-2 card, while Beastcoast (2-6) and Team Liquid (1-7) are at seventh and eighth places, respectively.

Only the top six group stage teams will advance to the playoffs, where six other squads have already qualified.

All group stage teams have three remaining matches apiece. – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.