Thursday, March 2, 2017

What is the meaning of TNC?

TNC means TheNet.Com

The Net . Com is an internet shop franchise in our country, Philippines. I'm so glad the owner of this company decided to create a dota team.

TNC Pro Team is a dota 2 professional team. Their current roster composed of

Sam H.
Tims
Kuku
Raven
Ryor

Their team manager is Paulo Sy and I think he is also the admin or maybe one of the admins of their official facebook page and twitter account.

I really hope this roster stay at least for a year. So far, this is the strongest philippine team that I can see right now. If they change their roster, it will really break my heart (coming from a very supportive fan.)

My Thoughts On TNC's Failures
There have been times that they lost their games, of course that's part of playing, you win and you lose. I don't understand some of the comments I see on their fb page, some people told them to disband just for losing a couple of games. I mean, what if Michael Jordan did the same thing. (of course basketball is different from dota, but skipping from one team to another in just a few months, is not a good practice in an e-sport environment, just saying.)

Speaking of Michael, I love this quote from him:

Michael failed over and over again, but most people don't talk about his failures, we remember his game winning points, his success. In dota, it seems that when you lose, it means something wrong with your team or the players, and so they change their roster. As far as I can see, TNC doesn't have a problem with their players, all 5 of them have potentials and they have the skills. I just think, as what Merlini said, they need more heroes to play with, especially tims, I hope if he wants to do it (i think a human being has limitless potential), he can practice 6 heroes and be good at using them, so even if they ban 5 of his heroes, he has one spare lolz. That's one strategy I can think of, easier said than done.

If you watch their games, you can see mostly these are the heroes they pick: sand king, timbersaw or dark seer for sam h, earth spirit, slardar, tuskar or ogre magi for tims, vengeful spirit or crystal maiden or dazzle for ryoyr, outworld devourer, juggernaut or tinker for kuku, slark, juggernaut, weaver or lone druid for raven.

Even if they failed multiple times, if they learn and improve, I think they have the chance of winning TI7 heheheh

My Hope for these 5 Players
I just hope that Sam H., Tims, Kuku, Raven, and Ryoyr, will learn what Kuroky said when he was interviewed during Starseries: (i think he's the captain of Team Liquid, the team that defeated tnc which ended TNC's run at star series.) He is mature in his thinking.

He said that this is what he tells his teammates to keep them in check: "Let's do it. You only have so many chances in life. I want them to understand that you're pros but in a couple of years, you're not. It's done."



TNC has this great opportunity, their current roster is super strong, but I really hope to see more hero pools and great strategies and drafts. I hope that these 5 players will realize, that this is their time as professional dota players, in a couple of years, they may not be pros any more and they would've lost their chances if they didn't give it their best shot.

For me, giving it your best is to keep on improving on your game, to be the master in the game of dota to know more than any other player in the world and of course, to be better than you were yesterday. I love that quote from Lee (Naruto shippuden) to be better than you were yesterday or an hour ago. Just keep on improving until you win all the Majors in a year. That would be awesome!!! :D That, for me, is giving it your best shot.