Orangutan Elite Are the Esportz Premier Series Free Fire Champions
The year-long tournament reached its crowning moment.
The year-long tournament, Esportz Premier Series, is set to conclude on 6th January, crowning champions in five different esports titles. While the Valorant event is taking place on LAN in Mumbai, the Free Fire event has already crowned Orangutan Elite as its champion.
A total of 12 teams qualified through various qualifiers last year, setting up the Grand Finale stage which took place online on 3rd and 4th January.
Across two days, 15 matches were played in three sets of five maps each, resulting in Orangutan Gaming claiming the top spot on the overall standings by securing a total of 188 points, including 100 finishes and 88 placement points.
Orangutan Elite wins the Esportz Premier Series 2022 - Free Fire
One of the five titles that was played as part of the Esportz Premier Series 2022 was Free Fire MAX, witnessing a clash between 12 teams that qualified through five qualifiers that had taken place in 2022.
A really close fight was witnessed as multiple teams claimed the top spot on the points table during the course of the tournament. However, Orangutan Elite was able to shift gears when needed to edge past the competition, delivering the most consistent results overall.
Despite winning just one match, Orangutan Elite was able to gather 88 placement points, enough to sustain its aggressive playstyle as it managed to accumulate 100 finishes, to sweep the top spot.
Overall the competition was top-notch with all teams crossing the 100-point mark except for Hex Esports. A difference of just nine points separated Xtreme Troner Esports from the champion as it scored maximum placement points (103) during the tournament but lacked in firepower resulting in 76 finishes.
It was surprising to see Blind Esports finishing in the sixth spot despite winning three matches. It was not able to maintain its consistency and only showed a few glimpses of brilliance every now and then.
Orangutan Elite has started the 2023 season with a win, claiming the trophy along with INR 5,00,000 in prize money. It will be interesting to see how the teams performs in this year.