Gabbi dazzles anew as T1 clinches Grand Finals seat in DPC SEA Regional Finals

Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte continued to show up for T1 as he powered his squad past rival Boom Esports, 2-1, in their upper bracket finals match in the DPC SEA Winter Tour Regional Finals on Saturday, Feb. 12.

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Gabbi unleashed monster numbers all-series long none bigger than his 16-1-9 showing on the Razor in the series-clinching Game 3 to drop the Winter Tour top seed to the lower bracket of the regional finals.

T1 drew the series’ first blood in a dominant fashion as Gabbi on the Terrorblade and Karl “Karl” Jayme on the Puck conspired for the 16 kills in T1’s 32-15 triumph in Game 1.

Gabbi unloaded an 8-1-11 line while Karl added an 8-3-13 tally for T1 which used a clash in the 23-minute mark where it picked off three Boom heroes to turn things around and leave Boom in the dust in the series opener.

Boom returned the favor in the second game as Souliya "JaCkky" Khoomphetsavong put up a neat 13-0-8 KDA on the Phantom Assassin to spearhead his team’s 29-14 retaliation. He also got ample support from Erin Jasper "Yopaj" Ferrer who added an 8-1-7 line on his Queen of Pain, helping Boom tie the series, 1-1.

That’s when Gabbi took over in the decider as he got his free reigns in the jungle and quickly snowball to help T1 dominate the final game. Karl also finished with an 11-3-24 KDA while Matthew "Whitemon" Filemon orchestrated the attack with a 3-1-20 line.

T1 now awaits the winner of the lower bracket match between Boom and Team SMG.

Earlier, Team SMG dispatched Fnatic with a sweet 2-0 sweep. Kam "Moon" Boon Seng showed the way in the rout with an impressive two game stretch where he finished with 24-4-18 and 20-3-16 on the Storm Spirit and Queen of Pain respectively.