PSG Quest Emerges on Top in Inaugural MENA Clash Against Falcons

Rakshak Kathuria
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PSG Quest triumphed over the newly formed Team Falcons in the upper bracket final of ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023: MENA Closed Qualifier.
PSG Quest is now in the grand final of the closed qualifier which only has one spot for the main tournament.
In the lower bracket final, Falcons will now face Winter Bear.

The ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023: MENA Closed Qualifier saw one of the most anticipated contests of the tournament when PSG Quest faced Team Falcons. A three game series in the upper bracket final ended with Quest coming out on top as it outdrafted the opponents and outplayed them in games one and three. Falcons did win the second game where it was able to outdraft Quest and leverage the advantage to win. PSG Quest is now in the grand final of ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023: MENA Closed Qualifier as a result of this victory.

Team Falcons vs PSG Quest: Match recap and highlights


Game 1 was a tight contest in which the networth lead fluctuated. However, no team acquired a significant advantage, as kills now and then by the other team kept the margin modest. When both teams were forced to teamfight in the later stages, Quest's teamfights ruled supreme, led by Malik's Brewmaster, and the team was able to seize Barracks one by one to win in 52 minutes.

In game 2, Quest drafted a sluggish lineup that included a carry Naga Siren into a Kunkka. The game was expected to last longer but Falcons took advantage of its early edge, with mid Lina making impeccable movements with the help of supports. Despite its ability to hold high ground and extend the game, Quest was unable to achieve much in this game. Falcons was always in the lead, never let the momentum shift, and won comfortably in 47 minutes with 42 kills to 18.

In game 3, Quest outdrafted and outplayed Falcons. Quest had a strong all-around draft with Muerta and Nature's Prophet as supports, as well as an offlane Axe and a mid Keeper of the Light. Aside from Malr1ne on Pangolier, no other Falcons player had a good game whereas even the supports on Quest were building damaging items. Falcons, who had a 0-9-8 KDA offlane Dragon Knight and a 0-7-4 Sven, just could not do enough damage or control throughout the game, and the team fell in 44 minutes.


Here are some highlights of the series.

In the lower bracket final, Falcons will now face Winter Bear. This was a series that Falcons won with ease in the upper bracket final by a scoreline of 2-0. Having the upper hand again, the team will likely set up a rematch against Quest in the grand final with a spot to the main tournament at stake.

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As a passionate Dota 2 fan for eight years, Rakshak has indulged himself completely in its esports circuit for the past two years as a professional. In addition to covering major news developments, he takes a keen interest in understanding team strengths and player personalities.

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