Neon Esports has claimed yet another tournament victory by emerging as the champions of PNXBET Invitationals Season 3. They convincingly defeated Omega Esports 3-0 in the Grand Finals of the tournament, which ended an hour earlier. The Filipino squad takes home the lion’s share of the prize pool winning a sum of PHP 250,000 ($5,197 USD).
Neon Esports has clinched the championship title in all of the three seasons of PNXBET Invitationals with this win.
They have not only outperformed and emerged as the champions in this Tier 2-3 tournament but have also been outclassing the strongest teams in the region like TNC Predator and BOOM Esports in SEA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division.
Neon Esports are your PNXBET Invitationals S3 champions.
Despite entering the tournament as the favorites, Neon Esports, after a decent performance in the group stage, fell to Omega Esports in the first round of the upper brackets. This was the first time in the three seasons that Neon Esports had to make a lower bracket run to win the tournament.
However, the Filipinos overpowered each of their opponents in the lower bracket as they defeated Team Novus, Execration and Vice Esports to reach the grand finals.
They then faced Omega Esports in a redemption match that was considered to be very competitive. But, showcasing their top form and momentum in 2021, Neon Esports outdid their opponents to win the title.
Neon had also defeated Omega Esports (previously Smart Omega) in the first season of PNXBET Invitationals, which took place in September- October 2020.
The Filipinos have also been reigning supreme in the Tier 1 circuit in the region as they are currently undefeated in SEA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division. They have four wins in four series and are likely only one series victory away from reaching the first Major of the season. In the DPC, they play their next series against Vice Esports on February 11.