Boom Esports tehbotoL Clutch Play Takes Win Against ONIC Esports in a Thriller
VCT APAC LCQ is on fire!
The Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2022 Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) gives teams one last chance to make it to the much-anticipated Valorant Champions in September. The Last Chance Qualifier for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region is well-underway and began with ten teams competing for that one final spot to represent APAC. On 4th August, fans were treated to an exciting upper bracket semi-final series between Boom Esports (BME) and ONIC Esports (ONIC). Though BME won the series 2-0, the matches were entertaining. The second match of the best-of-three (BO3) series featured multiple overtimes, amounting to 36 rounds in total.
Boom Esports tehbotoL wins crucial round
The first match in the Boom Esports vs ONIC Esports series was played on Breeze and BME won the map with a 13-10 score. Though ONIC lost this map, it was still incredibly close. After half-time, ONIC was on a roll where it picked up a steady lead over BME. At one point in the game, ONIC was 10-6 but Boom Esports quickly caught up and equaled the rounds, and eventually closed out the map.
The second game of the series was played on Fracture and it was a barnburner. ONIC Esports played incredibly well and did not let the first game loss sway its gameplay. The half-time rest started with both the teams having a 6-6 score and after winning the pistol round, ONIC was able to propel ahead and stack a lead. However, after a back and forth fight, the game was pushed into overtime. The overtime rounds were again traded between the teams and the match was pushed to a 17-17 score. In this round, Boom Esports’ David "tehbotoL" Monangin executed an amazing clutch play to protect the spike and granted his team a perfect advantage.
tehbotoL was playing Breach and was the only member alive on his team in the round and had to defend the spike from getting defused. tehbotoL was facing a Chamber and Fade from ONIC’s squad and on top of that, he was marked and near-sighted because of Fade’s ultimate.
Despite being at a disadvantage, tehbotoL sprayed through the smoke to kill Chamber who was defusing the spike and ONIC eventually ran out of time. Thanks to tehbotoL’s play, Boom Esports was able to win a crucial round and eventually push the round to map and series point.
Boom Esports and Bleed eSports advance to Upper Bracket Finals
After winning the upper bracket semi-final against ONIC Esports, Boom Esports locked in its spot in the upper bracket final which is scheduled to happen on 5th August. Likewise, on 4th August, Bleed eSports took down Team Secret with a convincing 2-0 score in the other upper bracket semi-final and advanced to the upper bracket final against BME. The winner of the Boom Esports vs Bleed eSports matchup will be the first team to qualify for the grand final and have a 50% chance of making it to Valorant Champions in Istanbul, Turkey.