TNC Predator vs BOOM Esports: Match Recap, Highlights and Gabbi Interview

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TNC Predator has managed to bounce back after the loss against T1 as they took down BOOM Esports 2-1 in the SEA 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division. All three games proved to be comfortable victories for the winning teams, but TNC Predator was the more formidable side as they clinched victories in the first and the third game. This is the fourth series win for the Filipinos in the SEA league, and they are inching towards a top-three finish that guarantees a spot in the next Major. As a result of this loss, BOOM Esports has three wins and three losses in the tournament and moves down to the third spot.

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TNC Predator clings to its top spot in the SEA 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division

Recap

Game 1 was a display of amazing teamwork by TNC as all their players were spot on with their spellcasting and positioning. Armel was a killer on his mid Puck while Boomy’s position five Tiny did loads of work. The Filipinos secured an easy game 1 victory in 32 minutes.

Game 2 saw BOOM absolutely outplaying TNC in every teamfight. Dreamocel was a beast on his safe lane Io while Mikoto and Fbz had great target prioritization in the fights. TNC only relied on a massive Chronosphere from Gabbi followed by an AA blast and Invoker Cataclysm, but that never transpired as BOOM won the second game in 34 minutes.

Game 3 witnessed BOOM come out ahead in the laning phase, but they never had enough firepower to counter Armel’s Medusa in the late game. The middle stages went horribly wrong for BOOM as they could never find any enemy kills. While Armel ultimately became a beast, it was Gabbi’s safe lane Tiny who led TNC to a victory in 35 minutes.

Highlights

Here are some highlights of the series.

Both teams have an extended break before they return to action. TNC Predator and BOOM will be playing against Lilgun and Omega Esports on May 15, 2021.

Interview: TNC Gabbi talks about the loss against T1

T1 had ended TNC Predator’s undefeated streak in the tournament on May 1, 2021. Talking about the reason behind the loss, considering T1 has not been looking like one of the strongest teams in SEA DPC so far, Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte said,

“I am not sure. I think they are pretty strong, too, T1. But I am not sure. I think we just played badly during/in that series. Kuku is our friend too. We want to give them a chance. No just kidding. (laughs)”


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In the initial series of the day, Fnatic, after going down in the first game, managed to reverse sweep Omega Esports to win 2-1. Though the second and the third game were comfortable victories for Fnatic, they did not particularly look in their best form. Jabz, in the post-match winners’ interview, rated Fnatic’s current form 7/10.

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