On June 21, TNC Predator announced that Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung would be joining the team as head coach ahead of the regional qualifiers.
As a longtime veteran in the Dota scene, Mushi has been the lifeblood of Southeast Asian Dota for the better part of a decade. Mushi is an experienced captain who has led teams such as Team DK, Orange Esports and Fnatic as a player. Additionally, he has experience coaching a young Mineski team to a 9-12th place finish at the International 2018. Now, Mushi joins TNC Predator as their new head coach.
We are excited to announce that the legendary Chai "Mushi" Yee Fung will be joining our current roster as Coach for the TI10 SEA Qualifiers.
— TNC Predator 🇵🇭 (@TNCPredator) June 21, 2021
TNC predator has been a team on an upward trajectory since the WePlay AniMajor of 2021. They proved themselves to be a top tier team by fighting through the group stages and eventually taking out the first seed from the Chinese Dota Pro Circuit: Team Aster. Even though they suffered a second round playoff exit at the hands of Evil Geniuses, their recent tournament results set them up as favorites in the upcoming Southeast Asian regional qualifier.
How can Mushi help TNC Predator?
The addition of Mushi only bolsters TNC Predator’s chances. It cannot be understated how important it is to have a skilled coach. A close example can be found in TNC Predator’s in-region rivals, T1. The addition of March at the beginning of the second season of the Southeast Asian DPC led T1 to a first place finish in the region and a shocking top three finish at the most recent WePlay AniMajor.
Now, TNC Predator looks to prove themselves worthy of an International invite. They must fight their way through a tough Southeast Asian regional qualifier; one that most analysts regard as the most difficult.
Will the addition of Mushi be the needed push TNC Predator needs to reach the higher echelon of Dota teams? Fans can find out on June 30 on the BeyondTheSummit’s Twitch Channel.