The TI6 SEA Open Qualifiers 2 has come to an end. TnC landed the second TI6 SEA Regional Qualifiers spot, after defeating Beyond Infinity, 2:0, in the finals. The regional qualifiers will begin tomorrow June 25 at 04:00 CEST with the best-of-one series for the group stage.
We made it to the Regional Qualifiers! GGWP Beyond Infinity! Time to rest for the war tomorrow! Thanks for all the support guys!
— TNC Pro Team (@TNCProTeam) June 24, 2016
TnC convincingly wiped out Beyond Infinity 2:0, in the finals of the second TI6 SEA Open Qualifiers.
After suffering from an early elimination in the first round of the TI6 SEA Open Qualifiers, TnC struck back hard for their last chance to advance to the regional qualifiers.
The Filipino team took their opening match in the TI6 SEA Open Qualifiers 2 Grand Finals in just over 20 minutes with a heavily lopsided match. The team continued to cruise through the best-of-one elimination brackets with ease.
DeMoN & co. grabbed the TI6 SEA Regional Qualifiers 2 spot. The team was forced to register for the open qualifiers when they became ineligible for a direct invite into the Regional Qualifiers for SEA, due to roster changes made outside the transfer window.
In April, TnC replaced Gio “WinterGSmallSon” de Ocampo with Carlo “Kuku” Palad and only one week ago brought on board Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho in place of John Linuel “Teehee” Abanto.
TnC will go up against Fnatic, Rave, Mineski, Signature.Trust, Warriors Gaming.Unity, Execration, Orange.Taring, The Mongolz and White Fries. The qualifiers are scheduled to take place between June 25th-28th.
TI6 Regional Qualifiers
The format for the TI6 Regional Qualifiers are different this year to accommodate less invites. The regional qualifiers will each gain two spots for TI6 main event and one spot in the TI6 Wild Card series.
- 10 teams in one group, played in a round-robin format
- Eight invited teams
- Two teams qualified through the TI6 SEA Open Qualifiers
- All matches are played best-of-one
- The top team qualifies to The International 2016
- Second through fifth place teams advance to the Playoffs
- Tiebreakers: Head-to-head, then best-of-one round robin, then time rating on the round robin
- Four teams compete in a double-elimination bracket
- All matches are played best-of-three
- Grand Final is best-of-five
- The winning team qualifies to The International 2016
- The runner-up qualifies to The International 2016 Wild Card
TI6 SEA Open Qualifiers 2 winners
TnC Gaming, a Dota 2 team from the Philippines, was founded in 2013. The team began to advance in qualifiers and regional events, making a name for themselves and trying to establish a foothold on the international scene.
On April 13th, TnC brought Carlo “Kuku” Palad on board to fill in the shoes of Gio “WinterGSmallSon” de Ocampo who is now inactive due to health reasons.
Then, in a surprising move, with only five days left before the TI6 open qualifiers, Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho changed his plans and TI6 route midway through. The North American veteran player joined TnC in SouthEast Asia, to compete in the TI6 SEA Open Qualifiers. Difference in goals between John Linuel “Teehee” Abanto and the team has been cited as the primary reason for the roster change.
Nico “eyyou” Barcelon
Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho
Sam “sam_H” Hidalgo
Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto
Carlo “Kuku” Palad
Gio “WinterGSmallSon” De Ocampo – substitute
Claurice “Klo” Mendoza Sta.Ana – substitute
The International 6
The most anticipated tournament of the year for Dota 2 players and enthusiasts will return to the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, this August. The International 6 main event is set to run for six days, from Monday, August 8th, through Saturday, August 13th.
The current prize pool currently stands at $12,543,595 ($10,943,595 added by the community).