Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

DOTA 2

Neon Esports locks Kuku down, breaks tie with T1 in DPC

Neon Esports shackled Carlo “KuKu” Palad to take a 2-1 victory over T1 in the Dota Pro Circuit 2021: S1-Southeast Asia Upper Division tiebreaker, Saturday evening.

With the victory, the all-Filipino squad has secured the second seed – punching its ticket straight to the ONE Esports: Singapore Major group stage while T1 will have to fight for its group stage slot in the wild card phase.

After splitting the first two games, Neon Esports came out on top with a 38-6 Game Three stomp of the South Korea-based squad. The game lasted for 43 minutes and 37 seconds.

T1 executed a tri-lane at the top lane with Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon (Lion) and Kenny “Xepher” Deo (Phoenix) protecting Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong’s Terrorblade in the early game. Neon Esports countered it by sending Ejay “PlayHard” Banquil (Lina) in to help Gabriel “skem” Ong (Wraith King), and Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla (Disruptor).

This left Kuku, who played the Legion Commander, all alone with John Anthony “Natsumi-” Vargas’ Razor, who constantly bullied him all throughout the laning phase of the match.

Karl “Karl” Jayme (Death Prophet) and JaCkky actually had a decent early game for T1, with JaCkky picking up his Manta Style as early as the 13-minute mark. But the fall of Kuku at the bottom lane proved to be too costly for T1 later on which ultimately resulted in the loss.

PlayHard put up 10 kills and 15 assists against one death to lead Neon Esports while Erin Jasper “Yopaj” Ferrer (Queen of Pain) supplied 10 kills, four deaths, and 11 assists. Natsumi- recorded a game-high 20 assists along with eight kills and three deaths.

#ReadMore  PlayHard's Pangolier lifts Neon Esports to upset of TNC in DPC

JaCkky, on the other hand, had three kills, five deaths, and three assists for T1 while Karl ended up with three kills, six deaths, and two assists.

Kuku, who recorded a game-high 16 deaths in Game Two, suffered 10 deaths and three assists in the winner-take-all Game Three.

T1 rode JaCkky’s monster Monkey King in Game One to take match-point, but Yopaj’s Void Spirit was enough to tie the series at 1-all.

T1 will be joining Team Nigma, who has all-time Dota great Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi, in the wild card phase and will wait for two teams from China, one from Europe, and one from the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Neon Esports, on the other hand, will go up against Dota 2 powerhouse Natus Vincere, Alliance, Thunder Predator, and the no.2 seeds from China and North America.

The Singapore Major will open on Saturday, March 27.

Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

DOTA 2

OB Esports x Neon will be heading to the grand finals of the Asia Pacific Predator League 2020-22 after taking down Boom Esports in...

DOTA 2

John Anthony “Natsumi-“ Vargas finally made his return as OB Esports x Neon thrashed Team SOOS in the Asia Pacific Predator League 2020-21, Tuesday...

DOTA 2

OB x Neon Esports went down swinging in the ONE Esports Singapore Major, Saturday afternoon. This, as the Filipino squad dropped a tightly-contested Game...

DOTA 2

There is no stopping Filipino squad OB Esports x Neon’s rise in the ONE Esports Singapore Major. The tournament’s last Southeast Asian squad left...

DOTA 2

Filipino squad OB Esports x Neon proved that they are the stronger Southeast Asian squad, outlasting Fnatic via hard-fought 2-1 decision to advance to...

DOTA 2

TNC Predator carry Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte has made some bold statements in an interview with ex-TNC coach Kim “Febby” Yong-min last Monday.  Just a...

DOTA 2

Despite being forced to change personnel in the midst of the group stage, all-Filipino squad OB Esports x Neon managed to punch its ticket...

DOTA 2

All-Filipino squad OB Esports x Neon received another major blow, this time while in the midst of the ONE Esports Singapore Major. After the...

Advertisement