Original article by : One Esports
Thunder Predator advances to the group stage.
Thunder Predator is the second team from the South American region and 11th team overall to qualify for the ONE Esports Singapore Major.
Thunder Predator’s second place finish in the DPC SA upper division was finalized when they won against Latam Defenders, completing their record at 5-2. Thunder Predator and Beastcoast avoided a three-way tiebreaker between them and SG e-sports when Beastcoast defeated SG e-sports in their final upper division game.
🔥 @beastcoast prove they’re the best SA #dota2 team as they defeat @sgesports with 2:0 and take first place in the #OGADPC Upper Division! They’ll move directly to the Major Playoffs, while @ThunderAwakengg will go to the Group Stage.— OGA Dota PIT (@OGADotaPIT) February 26, 2021
Thank you all for watching! pic.twitter.com/rAOpxe4MXj
Thunder Predator’s upper division achievements include wins over Team Unknown, SG-esports, NoPing, and EgoBoys. These victories served to advance Thunder Predator to the Singapore Major’s group stage.
Thunder Predator’s roster features a group of Peruvian Dota 2 veterans who are popular in the South American region. Alonso “Mnz” León is a talented carry player who has the most experience on the roster. Then there’s Leonardo “LeoStyle-” Sifuentes, who is arguably one of the best midlaners in the region.
Playing the offlane role for Thunder Predator is Frank “Frank” Arias, who has represented rival SA squads like Infamous, Team Unknown, and Gorillaz-Pride. Position 4 offlaner Joel Mori “MoOz” Ozambela is best known for his time with North American squad, business associates, in 2020.
Finally, there is team captain, Romel “Mjz” Quinteros, who was formerly known as Wu. Mjz started his Dota 2 pro career when he was just 17 years old. Three years later, he was already leading Thunder Predator into the organization’s second DPC Major tournament. Thunder Predator’s Major debut was back in 2019 at the Chongqing Major.
#OGADPC— Thunder Predator (@ThunderAwakengg) February 27, 2021
En 2020 quedamos con hambre de competir con los mejores del mundo producto de la pandemia, en la Major de LA. Este año la vida nos da una revancha, en muchos sentidos.
Gracias por apoyarnos en este camino que ha sido difícil, pero lindo. ¡Nos vemos en Singapore! pic.twitter.com/6HAdBrEGWy
Thunder Predator joins Team Secret, Virtus.pro, Natus Vincere, Alliance, Team Nigma, Fnatic, Neon Esports, T1, Invictus Gaming, and Beastcoast as the organizations that have officially qualified for the ONE Esports Singapore Major, which will take place from March 27 to April 4, 2021.
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