TNC sweeps Fnatic in battle of ASEAN rivals in TI7

From TNC's Twitter account
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--TNC showed Fnatic who are the kings of the Southeast Asian DOTA 2 scene right now.

The Filipino club swept its Malaysian foe, 2-0, in their TI7 group stage clash at the Key Arena in Seattle on Thursday (Philippine Time).

Carlo Palad and Marc Fausto put on a show in both matches as TNC capped a good start to its campaign.

Palad played Razor in Game 1 and provided some early game brilliance before Fausto's Naga Siren sparked the deciding 19-1 run that forced Fnatic to call GG after just 26 minutes.

Palad then scorched hot as Tinker, going for a Beyond Godlike streak on kills, while Fausto, now playing Lycan, sneaked into the middle lane while everyone was clashing near the Roshan area and took down Fnatic's tier-4 towers. Leading to the GG-calling in the 34th minute.

TNC will carry a 3-1 record entering Day 2 of the group stages on Friday (Philippine Time).

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