NAOS Esports Wins VCL 2023 Philippines Split 2, Qualifies for Pacific Ascension
The team delivers a champion performance. 👊
Slots are quickly filling up for the upcoming VCT 2023 Ascension Pacific and the latest team to qualify for the same is NAOS Esports, winners of the VCL 2023: Philippines Split 2 which concluded today on 4th June.
The best-of-five grand final between NAOS Esports and Oasis Gaming, two of the strongest teams from the Philippines, went down to the wire and lived up to the expectations of all the viewers.
Both gave it their absolute best shot, Oasis starting with a win, NAOS taking the lead by securing the next two maps, Oasis equalizing the score, and NAOS finally edging past to cross the finish line.
NAOS Esports has been crowned as the champions of VCL 2023 Philippines Split 2
The competition between NAOS Esports and Oasis Gaming has been tight since the VCL 2023 Philippines Split 1. They registered an identical score of 6-1 during the regular season and proceeded to reach the grand final through the playoffs.
Similar to this time, Oasis had started the proceedings by winning the first game but NAOS came back strong and won the next three in succession, registering a 3-1 victory and denying any opportunity for the series to go down to a decider.
Even in the VCL 2023 Philippines Split 2, NAOS and Oasis were both indomitable, the former registered a flawless 7-0 score while the latter trailed right behind with a 6-1 score during the regular season.
They fought through the playoffs to meet each other in the grand final yet again, Oasis looking to change the script while NAOS hoped for a repeat outcome. This time the series did go down to the final map but the winner remained the same, NAOS Esports holding tight onto its throne.
Haven | 13-6 | Oasis wins map pick
Fracture | 13-9 | NAOS wins map pick
Pearl | 13-7 | Oasis loses map pick
Bind | 13-8 | NAOS loses map pick
Lotus | 13-10 | NAOS wins decider map
NAOS Esports will now be seen representing the Philippines at the VCT 2023 Ascension Pacific, which is the final step to qualify for the VCT 2024/2025 Pacific League. It will be their toughest challenge yet with top teams from every region delivering their absolute best to grab the one available spot and make it into the international circuit.