Pinoy gamers oust Team OG, guaranteed P23.5M in DOTA 2 tiff
AJ Bolando (philstar.com) - August 10, 2016 - 12:07pm

MANILA, Philippines – TNC Pro Team defied expectations and lived up to the hype, ousting powerhouse Team OG to enter the Top 8 at the The International DOTA 2 championships at Key Arena in Seattle.

The Filipino professional gamers swept the tournament favorites in their best-of-three series on Wednesday to book a seat at the Top 8. They are already guaranteed a prize of at least P23.5 million.

TNC, compose of Marc “Raven” Fausto, Carlo “Kuku” Palad, Sam “Sam_H” Hidalgo, Nico “Eyyou” Barcelon and veteran captain Jimmy “DeMon” Ho, avenged their group stage loss against the Frankfurt and Manila Major champions, where they were swept and fell in the lower bracket of the tournament.

With the loss, the European eSports team took an unexpected early exit with a consolation prize of $300,000.

Here's the result of the second game, giving TNC a ticket to the next round.

Watch the winning moment of TNC where Team OG was forced to call "GG" to end the match.

TNC's decisive win came after they survived a do-or-die match against Vici Gaming Reborn in the first round.

The Filipinos on Thursday will face the winner between Digital Chaos and LGD gaming., whom they swept in the group stage.

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