Top Filipino Zerg player Caviar “Enderr” Acampado of Liyab Esports ruled the Dreamhack Starcraft 2 Masters 2020 Winter: Oceania/Rest of Asia after crushing Australian Terran player Sheldon “Seither” Barrow, 4-1, on Sunday night.
Enderr, a SEA Games gold medalist, bagged the champion’s prize of $3,500 (nearly P170,000) and booked a seat in the $57,000 Season Finals where he will battle the best SC2 players in the world.
The national team Sibol member also earned 220 ESL Pro Tour Circuit points, enabling him to make a massive jump to No. 3 with 265 points in the 12-man standings of the Oceania region.
“Honestly, I don’t know how or what I am feeling right now. I just wanna thank the players who practiced with me before the tournament,” said Enderr in a Facebook post shortly after the victory.
“To my Beda high school friends, thanks for keeping me sane! To my team and sponsors Liyab Esports, Mineski, Globe, without your fuel, hindi ako liliyab ng ganito.”
Enderr lorded over Group A after taking 2-0 wins over British-New Zealander Zerg player Joshua “RiSky” Hayward and Australian Protoss player Sean “Probe” Kempen.
The 27-year-old PH pride then cruised to the grand finals as he swept Pakistani-British Terran player Raza “RazerBlader” Sekha, 3-0, in the first round and outplayed Seither, 3-2, in the upper bracket finals.
He qualified for the Major online tournament after lording over Group B of the ESL ANZ Champs held on October 16-18.