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Boom Esports Dominates OG to End ESL One Malaysia Group Stages on a High

Ammar Aryani
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Boom Esports has been eliminated from ESL One Malaysia 2022
Boom Esports' dominant 2-0 win over OG in its final series was not enough to secure a spot in the playoffs.
OG will face Team Secret in the Upper Bracket playoffs later today.

The final day of the group stage saw OG going up against Southeast Asia (SEA) powerhouse Boom Esports in its final match in group B. While OG had already secured an upper bracket slot for the playoffs, Boom Esports was looking to attempt a final charge to fight for its tournament life in the final day of the group stages. Boom Esports ended up causing an upset as OG conceded the series to Boom Esports in a 2-0 defeat. OG will face Team Secret in the Upper Bracket playoffs later today.

OG vs Boom Esports: Match recap

One of the final games of Day Three at the ESL One Genting Group Stage saw OG play against Boom Esports. While already claiming an upper bracket slot for the Playoffs stage, OG was looking to close out the day with a 2-0 win over Boom Esports. Going into the matchup, OG were looked as the overwhelming favorites as the team had an outstanding performance throughout the Dota Pro Circuit(DPC) season and were on top of the Groups while BOOM was languishing towards the bottom of the table.


OG vs Boom Esports - Game One

OG went with a triple core line of Invoker for Artem "Yuragi" Golubiev, Faceless Void for Bozhidar "bzm" Bogdanov and Sand King for Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf. Boom answered with Batrider for Erin "Yopaj" Ferrer, Mars for Saieful "Fbz" Ilham and Souliya "JaCkky" Khoomphetsavong on the Chaos Knight.

The early game started fairly well for OG, with the team managing to sustain during the first 20 minutes of the game and securing the first Roshan. However, the state of the game changed with OG overcommitting during a crucial team fight at the Dire jungle, wasting its Aegis, allowing Boom Esports to come back into the game. Additionally, Rolen ``skem" Ong’s Clockwerk Hookshot caught OG heroes off guard multiple times during the game, allowing Yopaj and JaCkky to follow up with their abilities and overwhelm their opponents. Despite OG’s team fight potential on its heroes, Boom Esports outplayed OG in every other aspect of the game and secured an overwhelming net worth advantage. The game ended at the 36th minute mark as OG called the game and Boom Esports secured game one.

OG vs Boom Esports - Game Two

Game Two was even more one-sided as OG’s draft of Templar Assassin for Yuragi and Mars for bzm did not work out for them as Boom Esports kept up its momentum from Game One. Boom’s aggressive line up of Kunkka, Pudge and Pangolier for its core players allowed them to steamroll OG during the early stages of the game. Furthermore, skem’s Chen was applying push potential and healing for Boom Esports, not allowing OG to get back into the game. The game ended at the 24th minute mark as OG conceded the game to Boom Esports as they lost 0-2 to the SEA powerhouse.

OG will face Team Secret in the Upper Bracket playoffs later today, while Boom Esports is unfortunately eliminated, joining Talon Esports, Alliance and Team Liquid despite its final day heroics.

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Ammar has been actively engaged in the esports industry in Malaysia in multiple roles in the past. Now, he utilizes his esports expertise to create insightful and meaningful content as the de facto Dota 2 writer at AFK Gaming.

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