kpii and Febby are no longer with TNC Predator’s Dota 2 squad. The Southeast Asian team announced on Twitter and Facebook that its position 3 and 5 players would no longer be playing under its banner.
Damien “kpii” Chok had joined TNC in late 2019 as its position 3 offlaner. Kim “Febby” Yong-min had been coaching the team as its coach in January 2020; after a year, he was moved to the main roster as TNC’s position 5 support player in January 2021, and has left TNC to become the head coach for T1’s Dota 2 roster.
“We would like to thank Kim YongMin Febby and Damien Chok Kpiidota for sharing their unrivaled professional skills with the team and bringing us multiple title wins during their stay. Today, we are announcing their release in our current roster,” TNC said.
Playing alongside Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte, Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios, Timothy John “Tims” Randrup, and Park “March” Tae-won, kpii had placed first in ESL ONE Hamburg 2019, MDL Chengdu Major, and ESL ONE Thailand 2020: Asia. Febby’s coaching had been instrumental in improving the team for securing the win at ESL ONE Thailand.
TNC stated that the team had decided to chase different goals and had agreed with the players to part ways, but that its “roster with them is the best so far.”
“Kpii and Febby displayed great potential and offered us a plethora of different strategies that made our team shine. Their help in bringing the team closer to the aegis of champions will forever be engraved in the history of our team, TNC Predator,” the org stated on its Facebook post.
TNC Predator is yet to announce what the future holds for the team. It placed fourth in PGL’s Dota Pro Circuit 2021: Season 1 – Southeast Asia Upper Division. It will remain in the Upper Division for Season 2 of the DPC 2021.