It seems the SEA Dota 2 scene is also going through some changes, especially after TNC’s latest roster change.
Park “Match” Tae-won became a part of TNC’s roster around one year ago. He played a really important role in the SEA powerhouse and had a crucial role in TNC’s success. However, he decided to part ways with the organization.
We would like to thank Park Tae-won @MarchDota for his efforts in bringing the team closer to the apex of Dota 2's competitive scene and with this, we are announcing his release from our official team roster.
— TNC Predator 🇵🇭 (@TNCPredator) September 28, 2020
March is widely regarded as one of the oldest Dota 2 players in the pro scene. During his career, he played for numerous world-famous teams. Prior to TNC, Match used to be a part of Fnatic, where he was a coach.
However, Fnatic didn’t really do well in TI9, which means that March decided to team up with TNC. Instead of coaching, the player had to fill in the position fie role, which is where March feels really comfortable. Thanks to him, TNC became one of the strongest Dota 2 teams in the world. They’ve ripped through the competition in the WESG 2019, as well as ESL One Hamburg 2019. What’s more, March also played a vital role in TNC’s success in the MDL Chengdu Major.
Everything was going well for the SEA powerhouse, but sadly, COVID-19 changed the world. As you know, Valve decided to postpone the DPC and TI 10, which had a negative effect on almost every team. Sadly, TNC wasn’t really able to achieve something during the pandemic, which is why March decided to try his luck somewhere else.
One of the main reasons for his decision was the fact that every event is played in an online format. As a result, he had to play from South Korea, which means that he had really high ping all the time. Needless to say, this wasn’t ideal for the player because he just couldn’t do much.
His last appearance for the team was last week, where he and TNC played in the BTS Pro Series Season 3: SEA. Although the team got a top-six finish, it seems like this wasn’t good enough for the player.
This is what TNC’s team looks like after the roster change:
- Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte
- Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios
- Damien “kpii” Chok
- Timothy John “Tims” Randrup
So far, we don’t have any information about what will happen with TNC’s roster. In fact, we don’t even know whether March will continue to play Dota 2 professionally or he’ll just become a coach once more.
It will be interesting to see what will happen, so make sure you follow ESTNN.