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EG’s Pain is BOOM Esports’ Gain at The Arlington Major 2022

Vignesh Raghuram
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BOOM Esports has secured a Top 4 place in its Group at the PGL Arlington Major 2022.
BOOM's 1-1 tie against Team Aster proved to be enough to secure a place in the Top 4 after Evil Geniuses lost 0-2 against Entity today.
If the Southeast Asian team wins its next match, it is guaranteed a place at The International 2022.

BOOM Esports has secured a spot in the Upper Brackets of The Arlington Major with 2-3-2 win-tie-loss record, which proved to be barely enough to edge it past Evil Geniuses in Group B. BOOM Esports managed to secure a single win in its final BO2 series against Team Aster which proved to be crucial at the end of the day.

Evil Geniuses, on the other hand, was not able to secure a single win in its final group stage BO2 game against Entity. The team simply couldn’t stand up to Entity’s teamfighting and hence will need to battle through the lower brackets to continue its journey in the Arlington Major 2022.

Following the end of the day’s matches for Group B, Tundra Esports and NAVI became the first two teams to be eliminated from the tournament and will go home with no DPC points and no prize winnings from the Arlington Major. NAVI’s chances of securing a direct invite to The International 2022 (TI11) is over, while Tundra will have to rely upon other teams to secure a spot at TI11.

Final table of Group B

BOOM Esports has a battle for the ages against Team Aster

BOOM Esports started off Day 1 with Saieful "Fbz" Ilham absolutely popping off on his Mars. He hit multiple, incredible spheres and almost single-handedly won many teamfights for BOOM Esports, enabling Souliya "JaCkky" Khoomphetsavong to dish out the damage and rake in the farm. The team just kept overwhelming Team Aster over and over again until the Chinese team GG’d out 46 minutes into the game.

The second game was a lot closer. While Team Aster did not have the best of starts, it managed to hit a power spike during its Bristleback’s Aghanim’s Scepter timing and grabbed objective after objective from BOOM Esports with the SEA team being unable to answer. However, another fantastic teamfight from Fbz’s Mars set up his team for making a comeback as it clawed its way back into the lead.

But an unfortunate trip to the Secret Shop cost BOOM Esports dearly, as Team Aster caught the SEA team out of position and forced it into a bad fight which eventually cost BOOM Esports the game.

BOOM Esports will next compete on August 9th in the Upper Brackets of the Arlington Major 2022 playoffs. A win in that match will secure its place in The International 2022, and will make it the first SEA team to directly qualify for the first ever TI in the region.

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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.

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