Team Thailand Defeats Team Philippines to Win IESF World Championship 2021: SEA
Team Thailand won the International Esports Federation (IESF) World Championship 2021: Southeast Asia (SEA) by defeating its SEA counterpart, Team Philippines. In winning this event, the Thai team has earned itself a spot in the global championship of the event. Team Thailand dominated the BO3 grand finals in all phases of the game to win the series 2-0. It won the first game by a score of 37-15, and the second by a score of 30-13.
From 14th to 20th Oct 2021, the world's top national teams will compete in Eilat, Israel, in the global finals of the IESF World Championship 2021.
Team Thailand will represent SEA at the IESF World Championship 2021
Team Thailand entered the IESF World Championship 2021: SEA with the strongest recent record when compared to Team Philippines, Team Brunei, and Team Vietnam. Four of the players on the team are from Motivate.Trust Gaming.
Poomipat "Fearless" Trisiripanit
Natthaphon "Masaros" Ouanphakdee
Worawit "Q" Mekchai
Anurat "boombell" Praianun (also known as "Setzero")
Souliya "JaCkky" Khoomphetsavong, Motivate.Trust Gaming's carry, is from Laos, so he is not eligible to join the team. KNP, who hails from Thailand, plays for M Y, a sister team of the Trust Dota 2 organization.
On the other hand, Team Philippines consisted of players from UD Vessuwan, a team that was formed in June 2021. Former Execration players, Argle "Ken" Llesis and Glenard Lei "Rupido" Rugay are among the team's members.
Both Team Thailand and Team Philippines had topped the group stage table to secure a spot in the grand finals. In the finals, the Thai squad proved to be the better team by a large margin.
Here are some highlights of the series.
With Thailand qualifying for the IESF World Championship 2021, six out of the 12 participating nations have been determined thus far:
East Europe - Greece
East Europe - Turkey
Mongolia - Mongolia
Southeast Asia - Thailand
North America - Mexico
Africa - Namibia
This list of 12 teams will now include two teams from West Europe and one each from South Asia, CIS, South America, and Central America.
The prize pool for the IESF World Championship 2021 has not been announced yet. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the previous edition of the global championship had to be canceled. In 2019, Team Sweden won the event by defeating Team Thailand in the grand final, winning $6,414 USD of the total prize pool of ≃ $11,759 USD. At that time, Fearless, Q, and Boombell were also members of Team Thailand.