A new organization will grace the competitive Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) scene in the Philippines next season.

Philippine-based esports organization TNC will enter the mobile MOBA scene for the first time. This comes after they announced a major partnership with Work Auster Force for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League PH Season 8 (MPL PH S8).

TNC’s debut season in MPL PH S8

TNC, most well-known for fielding its Dota 2 squad, hinted before that it was interested in securing a slot for MPL PH S8, which will now run on a franchise-based model.

Yesterday, it formalized its partnership with a young and promising squad, Work Auster Force, acquiring all of its players, including coach Laurence “Lift” Ruiz, and a few newcomers to complete the 10-man team.

“We are back and this time we’ll give you something new in the mix, see you around,” TNC wrote on their Facebook page.

First import in MPL PH S8?

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang MPL PH S8 team TNC silhouette
Credit: Work Auster Force

Key additions to the roster include former Cignal Ultra’s team captain Douglas “ImbaDeejay” Astibe, Omega Esports’ Adrian “Toshi” Bacallo, and rookies Ben “Benthings” Maglaque and Der.

TNC has also teased a 10th player, who will be the first import ever to MPL Philippines.

“Any guesses for our 10th man? Clue: He came all the way from Singapore!” TNC wrote.

TNC MPL PH S8 official lineup

  • Frediemar “3MarTzy” Serafico
  • Clarense “Kousei” Camilo
  • Adrian “Toshi” Bacallo
  • Douglas “ImbaDeejay” Astibe
  • Patrick “P-God” Grecia
  • Dylan “Light” Catipon
  • Daniel “Chuuu” Chu
  • Ben “Benthings” Maglaque
  • Der

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