In a more unfortunate turn of events for the post-TI roster shuffle, the entirety of TNC Pro Team has left the roster to pursue other opportunities. While no official statements were released regarding each player’s departure, the roster changes could be seen on the Dota 2 Majors registration list as they took their leave.

The disbandment began on Friday with Carlo “Kuku” Pala and Marc Polo “Raven” Luis Fausto. Raven joined the team in late August of last year after leaving Click ‘N Search, and Kuku was one of the most recent additions to the roster, having left Mineski to join TNC Pro Team in April.

They were soon followed by team captain Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho, who replaced John Lineul “Teehee” Abanto in June, and Samson “Sam_H” Enojosa Hidalgo, whose entire Dota 2 career has been comprised of his time spent with TNC Pro Team.

Finally, the last remaining member of the Dota 2 roster, Nico “eyyou” Barcelon, took his leave late Sunday night.

TNC Pro Team performed very well during their time together so, with no releases coming from players or the team as a whole, fans are left scratching their heads and wondering what led to the team falling apart so abruptly. During The International 2016 they performed what was arguably one of the biggest upsets Dota 2 fans have ever seen, knocking tournament favorites OG out of round 2 of the Lower Brackets in a clean 2-0 game. While they weren’t capable of taking down Digital Chaos in round 3, who went on to eliminate last year’s champions before losing in the grand finals to Wings Gaming, TNC Pro Team still took an impressive 7th-8th place in a tournament where the odds were less than kind to them.

It is unclear what plans the team members have for the future.


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