Thunder Predator has finally become a winner of Beyond the Summit Pro Series after winning season 4 on Sunday night.
En route to emerging the winner, the team dispatched some of the best teams in the North and South America region to win the Dota 2 tournament.
After competing in all four BTS Pro Series this year, Thunder Predator finished in three of them in the top four. They were now fourth time lucky when they won a title courtesy of a 3-1 victory over 4 Zoomers.
TP squeaked into the upper bracket after a rough start to the playoffs and lost immediately to 4Z. They were just one series away from elimination before recording a huge run by sweeping Steven “Monster” Noel and 5ManMidas before going past SA rival beastcoast in the next round.
During their encounter with NA legends in Clinton “Fear” Loomis and Peter “ppd” Dager’s Sadboys stack in the lower bracket finals, they bounced back in the fast and decisive game after losing game one. Courtesy of two strong wins, they then set up a rematch with 4Z.
They ended up on the losing note again late in the game against 4Z despite coming out swinging. In the game, 4Z racked up 14 kills in the final seven minutes to take the win.
Afterwards, TP grind out a win from every game was a grind but they were almost always favoured. All thanks to Alonso “Mnz” León, who performed impressively in three incredible games where he recorded 42/6/47 and 119,200 hero damage overall with 17 kills alone in the closing game. This was equivalent to the entire 4Z lineup’s output.
Although the usual top finishers, which include Evil Geniuses, Quincy Crew, didn’t compete, credit must be given to Thunder Predators for finally laying their hands on that elusive BTS title.
Now that PT has ended 2020 on a high note, it is hoped that it will be the first of many of their titles.
Written by Oladipupo Mojeed