Azar, Tatsurii shine as Team Secret sweeps Team Queso in Horizon Cup

Published November 15, 2021, 9:17 PM

by Reynald I. Magallon

Heri “Tatsurii” Garcia and Eleazar “Azar” Salle took turns in leading Team Secret to a 2-0 sweep of the Europe-Middle East Asia champions Team Queso in the group stage of the Wild Rift’s Horizon Cup at the Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore on Monday, Nov. 15.

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Tatsurii set the tone for the series sweep with an impressive 8-2-5 KDA on his Zed in Game 1 before Azar put on the finishing touches in the series clinching Game 2 with a blistering 13-2-0 KDA on his Fiora

It was a huge win for the Filipinos as they now sit at the second spot of the Group B standings with a 2-1 record behind the group leaders and still unbeaten ThunderTalk Gaming.

With the chance to take the top spot of the standings wand get a bye to the semifinals still within TS’ grasps, the Filipinos showed the sense of urgency and wasted no time in defeating Team Queso.

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The Filipinos cruised to a dominant 16-8 victory in Game 1 with Tatsurii spearheading the attack.

It was actually a tight contest in the early goings of the first game with TS holding on to a slim 4k gold lead and 8-7 kill advantage.

The Filipinos however broke the game wide open following a huge clash for the Baron which Team Secret prevailed by taking down three champions to the side of TQ.

TS then executed a perfect play at the 18-minute mark of Game 1 as the Filipinos used the Dragon to bait their Spanish foes. It resulted to a huge clash near TQ’s bottom lane as Zed and Trebor on the Fiora joined hands to complete a team ace on TQ and take the first point of the series

It was then Azar’s turn to take the spotlight in Game 2 as he came out firing on his Fiora with an early triple kill at the five-minute mark.

Oozing with confidence, Azar then dove through the back lines of Team Queso during a clash for the second dragon of the game, outplaying and killing four champions from TQ before getting slain for a favorable 4-1 trade for TS.

Azar continued his onslaught, scoring another triple kill in the final clash as the Filipinos easily rolled to a 20-8 victory to close out the series in Game 2.