By: Paolo R. Trinidad
South Built Esports fell into the Group D elimination match after losing to FULL SENSE, 0-2, in the group stage of the VALORANT Champions Tour Asia-Pacific Stage 1: Challengers Playoffs, Thursday night.
Following last week’s victory against Action PH, Thai team FULL SENSE swept another Filipino team in South Built Esports to open its Group D campaign
South Built, who actually had control early in the game, took the first four rounds of Game Two at Breeze. However, the Thais were able to snatch a few rounds in the first half to get into striking distance, 7-5.
Second half is when things started to turn around negatively for South Built, losing a couple of winnable rounds in a tightly-contested match. FULL SENSE then started to capitalize on South Built’s errors to dominate the second half with a 9-1 run and eventually closing Map Two, 13-8.
Chanawin “JohnOlsen” Nakchain (Jett) was named match MVP who had a 25-kill performance while Johnty “JA” Arone who also used Jett led SBE’s balanced scoring effort with 14.
Right after being down 9-3 in the first half, the winner of the Philippines Challengers tried to turn things around in Map One at Ascent. They started a 5-0 rally midway through the second half but unfortunately, FULL SENSE’s lead in the first half was just too much as they finished Game One with a 13-9 win.
With this series loss, South Built will fight for tournament life against Oblivion Force of Hong Kong in the eliminations on Saturday.