Once again, Philippines' very own Mineski has fallen short of winning a significant Asian championship as it fell down to Indonesia's Aerowolf in the grand finals of the ESEA Open Season 25 for the Asia-Pacific region.
Just before the main events of this year’s competitive season are unveiled in full force, it would be good for people to examine the Filipino teams that have made the most impact so far, both locally and internationally.
After facing various teams from all over the Philippines, the 2017 ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Masters CS:GO Qualifiers has finally concluded with Mineski CS:GO winning the trophy and the right to represent the country in the Asia-Pacific round of the tournament.Read More
Now that the biggest tournament in esports history has been concluded a couple of hours ago, let’s have a very quick look at the five things that defined the course of the tournament!
1. Repeated Patterns
After Negros Oriental and Zamboanga City had their respective spotlights in the local esports calendar, it seems that it is now Davao's time to shine.
Elit Events, a Davao City-based events team, and ROG Net Shop, one of Eastern Mindanao's largest internet cafe chains, have joined forces in order to hold the "2017 Mindanao Esports and Tech Summit", to be held at SM City Davao on August 9-11, 2017.
After a heroic run in the CrossFire Global Invitational (CFGI), Pacific.Macta finish as semifinalists after they were beaten by Chinese side SV, 2-1, in the playoffs of the game's largest summer tournament.
Pacific.Macta is now assured of a fourth-place finish in the CrossFire Global Invitational, considered to be the game's premier international summer tournament.
Two of the country's top CrossFire teams, Pacific.Macta and TNC Pro Team FPS, are battling for the right to be called the world's best CrossFire team at the 2017 CrossFire Global Invitational (CFGI) in Shanghai, China.
After days of speculation, Ukrainian side Natus Vincere has finally confirmed that they have dropped Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács and Denis "seized" Kostin from the main roster.
The change comes after Na'Vi got eliminated in the group stages of the PGL Krakow Major. Both of the players have been core members of the Ukrainian side, with GuardiaN being touted as the best AWPer in the world at the height of his career. Meanwhile, seized has been known for his high level of gameplay as well as his solid support role on the team.
On July 23, 2017, a CIS team called Gambit Gaming just won the biggest tournament of their lives.
Basically, their journey to the top of the CS:GO food chain can be summarized in one tweet:
Since the inception of that tweet, Gambit Gaming has become the second Valve CS:GO Major winner of 2017 after Astralis and they have also reached a couple of top placings in DreamHack Austin 2017, cs_summit, ELEAGUE Major 2017 and DreamHack Winter 2016. Furthermore, it can be said that the ELEAGUE Major is their breakout tournament, as they've proven themselves to be one of the world's most feared teams on Cobblestone.