TNC Predator has completed its Dota 2 roster on short notice with the signing of Marvin “Boombacs” Rushton (Boomy) and Jun “Bok” Kanehara. The team announced them on Twitter and Facebook.
“We want to welcome Marvin “Boomy” Rushton and Jun “Bok” Kanehara as our new Position 5 and Position 3 players, respectively,” TNC announced on Twitter. “We are excited on what Boomy and Bok has to share with our team in terms of game strategy and playstyle.”
Boomy will be playing as the position 5 support, while Bok will handle the position 3 reins in the offlane. Their signing comes a little over a day since TNC bid farewell to “kpii” and “Febby” following TNC’s disappointing performance in the DPC 2021: Season 1 SEA Upper Division matches, where the team managed to land the fourth spot.
With its current standing, TNC won’t be playing in the ONE Esports Singapore Major. Damien “kpii” Chok was TNC’s offlaner while Kim “Febby” Yong-min had recently become the team’s hard support player after giving up coaching duties with the team.
With Boomy and Bok on the team, TNC Predator now has an all Filipino roster. “Now that our roster is yet again complete, we are ready to claim our rightful spot in SEA competitive scene,” TNC said on Facebook. “Are you excited for our revitalized all-pinoy roster?”
Both the newly signed players share a history. Their latest roles were in Omega Esports, which they had joined in December 2020. Besides this, they have also played in Arcanys Gaming, Execration, MSI-EvoGT and Adroit Esports. With Bok and Boomy’s help, Adroit had placed first across a series of tier-three tournaments in 2019 and 2020, including in the Yabo Supreme Cup, ESL Clash of Nations Bangkok and RedRain Cup Season 3.
Omega Esports had a solid showing in the DPC 2021: Season 1 SEA Lower Division, where the team placed second in the leaderboards, ensuring it a spot in DPC 2021: Season 2 SEA Upper Division. With TNC already in the Upper Division, Boomy and Bok will be facing their former team and teammates in Season 2, which will start on April 13 after the conclusion of the Singapore Major.
Current TNC Predator Dota 2 roster:
Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte
Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios
Jun “Bok” Kanehara
Timothy John “Tims” Randrup
Marvin “Boombacs” Rushton