Fnatic and Execration finally barged into the win column after notching their first victories to start the Week 2 of the SEA DPC Winter Tour Division I action on Wednesday, Dec 8.
Fnatic stamped its class over the TNC Predator in a dominant 2-0 fashion while Execration came through with a 2-1 reverse sweep over fellow Filipino squad OB Esports X Neon.
After dropping its first match against Team SMG last week, Marco Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto took over for the The International 10 to keep the new-look TNC winless through three games.
It was all Raven show in the series opener as he rallied the crew to a dominant 26-18 victory using his Wraith King. Raven finished with a near-perfect 8-1-9 line while Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong also had his moments on the Mars to finish with a 6-2-12 KDA.
Fnatic continued the onslaught in the second game as Raven once again spearheaded a one-sided 22-8 domination of TNC. Raven ran over his compatriots with another 7-1-10 showing on the Wraith King. Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios also came alive in the series clincher unloading a spotless performance of 8-0-6 KDA on Kunkka.
Meanwhile, Execration prevailed in a tight contest against OB Neon to score its first victory in the tournament.
The series between the two Filipino teams went the distance as Execration recovered from a Game 1 collapse to score two consecutive wins to take the victory.
EXE banked on its deadly combo of Mark Anthony “Bob” Urbina on the Batrider and Fernando “Nando” Mendoza on the Lunna in the series clincher. Bob unleashed a 13-1-15 stat line while Nando also shone with an 11-2-11 KDA.
The one-sided triumph came as a good response after Execration failed to close out Game 1, allowing OB Neon win in the final clash and take the series first blood with a 34-35 turn around.
EXE then forced a jugular Game 3 after totally outclassing OB.Neon in the second game to take a crucial 27-8 victory.
In the Division II, InterActive Philippines gave Ragdoll a run for their money after dragging the match to a winner-take-all Game 3. The first open qualifier winner, however, still came out on top over the Filipinos, 2-1, to stay perfect after two games. IAP, on the other hand, are still looking for its breakthrough win and will try it again versus Nigma Galaxy SEA net week.
Fnatic will next face fellow contenders Boom Esports on Dec 11 while EXE will return to action in Week 3 against TNC.