The addition of 1437 as their captain skyrocketed the Peenoise squad starting from the Starladder Invitational. Where the team was able to get a perfect record leading up to an epic Grand Finals against Team Liquid where they went to Game-5 (OG vs. VP style). While the team wasn’t able to handle Miracle's Invoker, we can't deny that they have one hell of a run in that tournament.
It all comes down to the addition of Kipspul, when they get her as their coach and analyst. She had a lot of experience working with Fnatic previously, and the outcome of that shows with each game TnC had during these qualifiers. I think for most players, they never really take into account of what the analyst reporting to them and its advice. This is not the case for TnC, aside from the fact that Kips is also their coach; she also did a hell of a research for the upcoming teams that TnC will be playing. TnC's drafts is like we've never seen before, with the addition of KuKu and Raven switching lanes and odd support heroes, the opposing team couldn't find any solution for their drafts. It shows that all of them listened to what their coach/analyst is suggesting, and combined with one of the best traits of a Filipino who will listen to their captain they were able to qualify for TI second time in a row. It really shows that the team really wants the Aegis this time around with their dedication, team-work, and respect for their captain and coach, it is safe to say that TnC is one of the teams to watch out in this coming TI.
For the results in SEA TI7 Qualifier:
I have a feeling there will be a lot of surprises and upsets in this TI.