TNC disbanded as Hidalgo, Barcelon leave squad too

TNC's TI6 team is now disbanded. From TNC's Twitter account
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Even more surprising than their deep TI6 stint, TNC's squad to the said DOTA 2 tournament is now history as captain Nico Barcelon and offlaner Sam Hidalgo made their intention to leave the squad too.

In the latest update of the DOTA 2 post-TI6 shuffle on Monday, Barcelon, known in the e-sports community as "Eyyou", and Hidalgo, who is simply known as "Sam H.", were confirmed to have called it a day with the club which they helped bring to a Top 8 finish in the said tourney in Seattle last month.

Hidalgo was first listed as out of TNC on Saturday, a few hours after their three other members, Jimmy Ho, Carlo Palad, and Marc Fausto, officially left the team as well.

Barcelon then made the transfer window two days later when his decision to leave TNC was made official.

In a development only a few saw coming, TNC will now have to build a new quintet for the start of the new DOTA 2 season, which will start with the Fall Major. The venue for the said event will be announced at a later date.

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