The Peruvian Support may be on the move as Thunder Predator removes Prada from its roster
The pre-TI roster shuffle appears to be making its way to the South American region now, as the region’s squads prepares themselves for a shot at claiming the sole South American slot in Shanghai with a successful run through the TI9 Qualifiers. Peruvian organization Thunder Predator appears to be one of the first squad making changes to its roster, as the team removed Sergio “Prada” Toribio from its registered roster Sunday afternoon. As of right now, there has been no official announcement from the organization confirming Prada’s departure, but his removal from the registered lineup would imply that a move is on the way.
If Prada is indeed leaving the roster of Thunder Predator, the squad will be losing one of its longest tenured players, as the Support joined the roster back in April of 2018 alongside current teammate Juan “Atun” Ochoa. As a member of the team, Prada helped guide Thunder Predator to an impressive 19 Top 4 finishes in 23 non-open qualifier regional appearances, with 6 1st place performances included among those Top 4 finishes. With Prada in the lineup, Thunder Predator also made one of its most notable appearances on the international level with its 9th-12th place showing at The Chongqing Major. Across the 2018-2019 season, Prada has played the most professional matches for Thunder Predator with 100 appearances, and has averaged 2.72 kills and 12.75 assists on 5.80 deaths per game. Though his time with Thunder Predator appears to be at an end, Prada’s experience within the South American region should make him a valuable potential pick up for another squad looking to bolster its roster before the start of the TI9 Qualifiers.
The registered roster of Thunder Predator following the removal of Prada:
Juan “Atun” Ochoa (Carry)
Jeremy “Jeimari” Ruiz Aguinaga (Mid)
Frank “Frank” Arias (Offlane)
Elvis “Scofield” De la Cruz Peña (Support)
Ramón “Rehap” Contreras (Manager)