OB.Neon Exits the TI10 SEA Qualifier after Commendable Run
In yet another brutally contested TI10 SEA qualifier series, OB.Neon's hopes of qualifying for TI10 have been dashed. OB.Neon and Execration battled it out in the lower bracket in an elimination game, but the latter held its nerves under pressure. In the first game, OB.Neon prevailed in a 67-minute slugfest, but Execration battled back to win back-to-back matches that lasted 45 and 55 minutes respectively to take the 2-1 series victory. Rolen Andrei Gabriel "skem" Ong and his teammates’ DPC 2021 journey ends here while Execration continues to establish a lower bracket run as they vie for that lone TI10 slot.
OB.Neon’s TI10 hopes dashed after 2-1 loss to Execration
While OB.Neon didn't enter the TI10 SEA qualifier as one of the favorites to make it all the way. Their incredible Singapore Major had ensured that nobody would count them out. While they demonstrated their prowess in the first series and secured a 2-0 victory over Motivate.Trust Gaming, the Filipino lost to Fnatic in the following upper bracket series.
After falling to the lower bracket, OB.Neon had to fight for its life against Execration. Throughout the first game, brawls continued as they went on and on, making the match an exciting one. Execration seemed to have the advantage for a while, but OB.Neon eventually won the game in 66 minutes. Despite being equally competitive in the second game, Execration's cores edged out their counterparts, helping their team take a win in 45 minutes.
It was the same story a third time with both teams neck-and-neck. Execration had Nikko on his signature Doom, who prevailed as the king of the late game. While he died in most situations, he made sure that he rendered a few of his enemies useless by using Doom multiple times. Execration won the series 2-1 with a hard-fought third game win in 56 minutes.
Here are some highlights of the series.
OB.Neon will be disappointed that they didn't attain a TI10 slot since they were so close to getting one at one stage. They were the best and most in-form SEA team at the end of the first DPC season. Not only did they finish second in the season, but they also made a remarkable underdog run at the Singapore Major, finishing 5-6th.
However, they struggled in the second DPC season, as they failed to qualify for the WePlay AniMajor and barely avoided relegation to the Lower Division. Therefore, they were only able to earn little DPC points, which further hindered their TI10 qualification. Unfortunately, their failure in the SEA Qualifier means that the team will not make it to the International 10.
Meanwhile, Execration will be delighted with its third win in a row in the lower bracket as it is now looking like a formidable opponent. The Filipinos will be back in action later today to face the winner of Galaxy Racer vs BOOM Esports matchup.