Thunder Predator is the first team eliminated from The International 10 as of October 9. The team came into The International 10 as a direct invite through DOTA Pro Circuit points during the season. However, they are have been eliminated from the International 10 without taking a single game.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) October 9, 2021
Thunder Predator is eliminated from The International 10
Thunder Predator came into The International 10 as one of the hopes for the South American region. Along with fellow invites Beast Coast and SG Esports, the three teams represented the best of the entire South American region. However, ever since the Group Stages have begun, the Thunder Predator crew have had a disappointing showing.
The first day of the Group Stages ended with the team accruing three straight best-of-two losses to OG and Alliance. While they were not predicted to win against OG, they could have taken a game against Alliance, but failed to. On the second day, their two matches against Invictus Gaming and Team Undying ended in the same way. On the third day of Group Stages, their matches were the most difficult, a gauntlet of some of the top teams in the scene – Virtus.Pro, Evil Geniuses, and Team Aster. Unfortunately, they were not able to push through, and the final losses were the nail in the coffin for the South American hopefuls.
The prediction from analysts and casters did not have them going out this early. Instead, Alliance and their South American brethren SG Esports were pegged as the first teams out of The International 10.
While Thunder Predator’s performance at The International 10 may not have been their best, they still have a lot to be proud of throughout the year. They were able to get 5-6th at the One Esports Singapore Major, despite being a last-minute stand-in. However, beyond that point Thunder Predator’s results have been lackluster. The hope is that the team comes back better next year.