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TNC Predator win ESL One Hamburg

The two top teams from Group B faced each other in the Grand Final in a best-of-five showdown.

TNC Predator's Dota roster have won ESL One Hamburg after beating Gambit Esports in the Grand Finals in a Group B rematch.

After a strong group stage showing that saw TNC go 4-1-0, only dropping a single map in their final matchup against Wind & Rain, the Southeast Asian were looking dangerous heading into the playoffs.

Games against the new Alliance roster and Gambit both went 2-0 as the TNC dominance continued in the Upper Bracket. On the other side, Gambit were able to recover in the Lower Bracket Finals against Alliance 2-1 to set up a perfect revenge arc for the CIS hopefuls.

Back-and-forth maps saw the Grand Finals go the distance and into a fifth map after Gambit held their own in the fourth. TNC played like the better team in the end and secured the win in just under half an hour.

Park "March" Tae-won, one of TNC's latest signings, was crowned the Mercedes-Benz MVP of ESL One Hamburg 2019 and was awarded a Mercedes-Benz car as a bonus prize.

TNC made changes after their villification at The International 2019 as a result of former offlaner Carlo "Kuku" Palad's use of racially insensitive language in a public game towards a Chinese player.

March and Damien "kpii" Chok replaced Kuku and Nico "eyyou" Barcelon which will hopefully shake some of the stigma around the team and organisation.

The MDL Chengdu Major will begin in just over two weeks, with the Group Stage from 16th November. TNC qualified for the Major through the Southeast Asia Qualifier and will be looking for a deep finish to continue their winning streak.

As well as the Major, the World Electronic Sports Games 2019-2020 Southeast Asia Finals will take place 31st October - 3rd November and see TNC Predator in attendence.