TNC Predator shift Febby from coach to team captain

Kurt Lozano
·Esports Content Producer
·2-min read
TNC Predator shifts Kim "Febby" Yong-min from coach to a playing position and team captain. (Photo: TNC Predator Facebook)
TNC Predator shifts Kim "Febby" Yong-min from coach to a playing position and team captain. (Photo: TNC Predator Facebook)

TNC Predator have finally filled the void in their roster at the position 5 support role by officially shifting coach Kim “Febby” Yong-min to a playing position, as well as the team’s captain and drafter, the organisation announced on Thursday (7 January).

Febby will be taking over from Park “March” Tae-won, who left TNC last September after a year-long stint where he notably led the squad to their first Major championship at the MDL Chengdu Major. March is now the head coach for one of TNC’s regional rivals, T1.

TNC tried out Febby in a playing position at BTS Pro Series: SEA Season 4 last December, where they walked away with the championship.

Febby is one of the most decorated Dota 2 players to have come out of South Korea, alongside March. He started his career in 2012, eventually becoming a member of the MVP Phoenix squad that became one of the best teams in the world in 2016, with Top 6 finishes in the Manila Major and The International 2016 (TI6).

After his stint with MVP Phoenix, Febby bounced between Southeast Asia and North America from 2017 to 2019, playing for the likes Fnatic, Mineski, and Immortals. He moved to a coaching role when he joined TNC in January last year.

Despite repeated bouts with inconsistency issues throughout the last year, TNC ended 2020 as arguably the second-best team in Southeast Asia with two championships — ESL One Thailand: Asia in September and BTS Pro Series: SEA Season 4 in December — under their belt.

With that said, TNC will be entering the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season as one of the best teams in the Southeast Asian regional league.

The team was one of the four squads that received direct invites to the Upper Division of the DPC’s SEA regional league, alongside T1, Fnatic, and BOOM Esports.

The first season of the league will take place over the course of six weeks from 18 January to 27 February.

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