Letran, Lyceum, EAC barge into upper bracket of CCE’s Varsity Cup

Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Lyceum University of the Philippines and Emilio Aguinaldo College all finished spotless in the group stage to secure a spot in the upper bracket playoffs of the Collegiate Center for Esports’ Invitational Mobile Legends Varsity Cup.

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The Knights, Pirates and Generals emerged victorious in Day 4 of the eliminations to keep their unblemished 3-0 records heading to the MVC playoffs. Also joining the three in the upper bracket was Mapua University at the fourth spot which boasted a 2-1 win-loss card.

Letran capped the dominant run in the group stage with a 2-1 reverse sweep victory over San Sebastian College-Recoletos Stags in the first match of the triple-header on Saturday.

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It was the Stags that drew first blood in the series and gave the Knights their first taste of defeat with a 24-12 domination in Game 1. Rafael Are dashed his way to an MVP honor with a near perfect 10-1-8 KDA on his Lancelot.

The Knights returned the favor with a 27-14 triumph in Game 2 with Jeo Ambohot disrupting the enemy line with his 9-2-8 performance on the Phoveus to force the winner-take-all Game 3.

Letran just continued to roll from that point as it took down San Sebastian in the decider, 26-16, with Ambohot once again leading the charge with a perfect 12-0-3 performance on the Paquito.

In the second game, Yancy Remulla and Shawn Umali took turns as the Knights thumped the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers, 2-0.

Remulla started off the onslaught with an efficient 10-0-10 stat line on his jungler Ling in the 26-10 win in Game 1. Umali then finished what Remulla has started as he boasted an equally impressive 10-1-3 KDA on his Guinivere in Game 2.

EAC managed to keep up with the tournament leaders with its own 2-0 sweep of College of St. Benilde Blazers in the third and final match of the day.

Kyle Carlos shone anew for the Generals with a masterful performance in the two-game stretch. Carlos wreaked havoc on his Lancelot in Game 1 with a 17-1-5 KDA before following it up with a 6-0-10 score line on the jungler Barats.

San Beda University Red Lions and the Heavy Bombers failed to advance to the double-elimination playoffs after win-less stint in three matches for the two squads.

Meanwhile, SSC-R and CSB together with Arellano University Chiefs and University of Perpetual Help -DALTA will be battling for survival in the lower bracket.