Thunder Predator surges through first day of Major group stage

By Kenneth UtamaMarch 29, 2021
The Singapore Major Group Stage is now underway! With Dota 2 fans finally seeing how teams from across different regions match-up against one another, Thunder Predator have stood out amongst the pack. South America's second-place team are currently undefeated in the Group Stage with a 4-0-0 record, the next closest team being PSG.LGD with a 1-2-0 record. While Thunder Predator are almost guaranteed a winner’s bracket spot, two of their remaining three series are against PSG.LGD and Vici Gaming, and might prove to be a challenge.
The team’s successes have catalyzed strong discussions on South America’s strength as a region. While South America has been hindered by lack of support and infrastructure, Thunder Predator’s success is a symbol for the tenacity of South American fans and players. Despite a travel time of around 24 hours to get to Singapore, it seems Thunder Predator are not letting their opportunity go to waste.
The recognition of South American Dota has been a long time coming. The likes of Pain Gaming and Infamous have left their mark on Dota 2 history at The International in past years. Thus, it is not a surprise that Thunder Predator are doing well.
The success of Thunder Predator has also brought along discussion about the strength of the South American region as a whole. Gustavo “D2Bowie” Mattos has been a long time supporter of his home region
He tweeted to remind everyone that Thunder Predator are the second-place team in the region, and that beastcoast (the first place team) could not attend the Major due to COVID complications.
It will be incredibly exciting to see how Thunder Predator will fare in the playoff bracket against the best of the best. If you are interested to find out how they do at the event, tune in to tonight’s group stage matchups. Thunder Predator face off against OB.Neon Esports first, at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
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