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TI 11: Yopaj, Tims, Skem team up as BOOM shocks Team Spirit


BOOM Esports had the perfect clapback against Team Spirit, booting out the defending The International champion, 1-0, in the opening round of the TI 11 lower bracket playoffs on Thursday at the Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore.

Filipino rising star Erin “Yopaj” Ferrer finished with five kills, two deaths, and eight assists on Mars in the best-of-one 17-7 win in 40 minutes of play.

Veteran support Timothy “Tims” Randrup had a 2-4-11 KDA line playing Marci while Andrei “Skem” Ong had a game-high 14 assists on Disruptor.

“We actually don’t care about [them]. We just played our own style and yeah, we’re just happy to beat the defending champions and we didn’t expect anything,” said Yopaj after the win.

“Actually we’re not thinking about it. We just played, no pressure and we didn’t think about the crowd at all,” he added.

BOOM Esports was actually on the brink of missing the main event before a huge 2-0 win over Abed “Abed” Yusop’s Evil Geniuses catapulted them to the Group A tiebreakers where they beat Soniqs and BetBoom, respectively.

Waiting for BOOM Esports in the second round of the lower bracket is TI10 grand finalist PSG.LSG.

Meanwhile, Fnatic finished at 13th-16th place after losing to Gaimin Gladiators. They will bring home $256,237 (P15,097,788).

Fnatic is led by Filipinos Djardel “DJ” Mampusti, Marco Polo “Raven” Fausto, Armel “Armel” Tabios and Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla.

On the other hand, Abed’s Evil Geniuses dropped to the lower bracket after losing to Thunder Awaken via sweep in the upper bracket first round. The North American squad takes on beastcoast in the lower bracket.

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