OB.Neon, Execration seal Division I spots

Published January 22, 2022, 7:09 PM

by Reynald I. Magallon

Philippine-based teams OB Esports X Neon and Execration sealed their spots in Division I of the next tour as they emerged as the two best teams in the three-way tiebreaker with Motivate.Trust Gaming for the fifth and sixth spots.

Photo from OB Esports X Neon

OB.Neon went perfect in the tiebreaker, blanking both Exectration and MG.Trust to secure the fifth spot along with the $25,000 prize and the 30 DPC points. Execration then held off MG.Trust in their do-or-die match to secure the last seat in the Division I.

OB.Neon, which forced the tiebreaker after pulling off a 2-1 reverse sweep against MG.Trust in its final assignment, wasted no time in proving that it still belongs to the upper division.

After a rough start in the first game against EXE, OB turned it on at the 14-minute mark after scoring a three-man wipe against. OB seized the lead and never looked back from that point as it cruised to a 30-11 win with Jinn Marrey “Palos” Lamatao leading the charge with a 13-1-8 showing on the Drow Ranger.

The momentum carried over for OB.Neon in the next game as it reasserted its mastery over MG.Trust with a 24-12 victory. Palos continued to shine with a 7-0-7 KDA on the Luna while Tri Daya “MamangDaya” Pamungkas showed up with a 9-3-12 showing on the Rubick.

With the lone slot in the Division I at stake, EXE redeemed itself from the loss against OB.Neon with a stomping 24-13 triumph against MG.Trust. Mark Anthony “Bob” Urbina took over in the crucial win with a 12-1-6 performance on Lina to help the all-Filipino crew drop MG.Trust to the lower division.

 
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