Winners of the last two Philippine Challengers, Bren and the Pirates finished at the 5th-6th places in the 10-team regional tournament which was eventually won by Thai powerhouse X10 Esports.
The Filipino representatives each bagged $3,250 (over P150,000) and 30 VCT points.
Composed of Jessie “JessieVash” Cuyco, Jayvee “DubsteP” Paguirigan, Jim “BORKUM” Timbreza, Kevin “Dispenser” Te and Riley “Witz” Go, PH Challengers 2 champ Bren opened its campaign with a 2-0 decimation (13-3 Haven; 13-3 Bind) of Indonesia’s Boom Esports in the upper bracket quarterfinals last Friday, April 30.
However, JessieVash and company fell short against Singapore-based team Paper Rex, 2-1 (13-4 Icebox; 5-13 Ascent; 12-14 Bind) before bowing out of the tourney with a defeat to Indonesia’s Team nxl in the do-or-die lower bracket third round (11-13 Icebox) on Saturday.
For their part, the PH Challengers 3 winning Pirates shot down Vietnam’s FEARUS, 2-0 (14-12 Bind; 13-6 Icebox), in the upper bracket first round as well as nxl, 2-0 (13-9 Ascent; 13-10 Bind) in the quarterfinals.
The Visayan pride bannered by Vince “Flash” Medado, Carl “senyorcarl” Carandang, Dominique “N1CO” Tul-id, Keith “FireSyjN” Madarang and James “2ge” Goopio under coach Yuki “Zyki” Uruma demolished X10 in Icebox, 13-1, but faltered in the deciding Haven map, 5-13, resulting in a 2-1 win for the Thai team in the semifinals.
Zyki’s crew was not able to recover from there as they yielded to eventual runner-up FULL SENSE of Thailand in their rubber lower bracket match (7-13 Haven).
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