Omega Esports returned to the win column after pushing TNC to the brink, 2-1, in the MPL Philippines Season 10, Sunday at the ICITE Auditorium.
The SMART-backed squad (6-5) tied RSG PH (6-4) at the fourth spot with 17 points each.
TNC, on the other hand, dropped to 1-10 with eight points. The team still has a chance to make it to the playoffs but must sweep all its remaining matches and hope that Bren Esports and Nexplay EVOS lose theirs.
After losing the opener, Omega Esports immediately bounced back in Game Two with Deomark “Mikko” Tabangay (Ruby) catching Mark “Kramm” Rusiana’s Esmeralda during the first siege that resulted fo a five-on-four advantage.
Kramm respawned in time to help his team defend but it was not enough as Kielvj “Kielvj” Hernandez (Yve) popped his Real World Manipulation to keep TNC at bay.
Duane “Kelra” Pillas (Clint) delivered three kills and three assists without any deaths in Game Two while Mikko had seven assists and just one death.
Despite losing Dean “Raizen” Sumagui (Balmond) during the 21st minute Lord fight, Omega Esports still came out with the upper hand after Kielvj (Lylia) secured the objective.
Kelra (Claude) then went in with the Blazing Duet while Mikko (Ruby) and Renz “Renzio” Cadua (Uranus) completed the kill on Robee “Yasuwo” Pormocille’s Beatrix. Omega Esports then took out Daniel “SDzyz” Chu (Thamuz), Ben “Benthings” Maglaque (Grock), and Kramm (Esmeralda) for the win.
Kielvj led the way with four kills and two assists in the 7-9 Game Three win in 23 minutes and 19 seconds.
Omega Esports will face Nexplay EVOS on Friday at 7:30 PM while TNC looks to salvage its campaign against ECHO on Saturday also at 7:30 PM.