Cignal Ultra has won the Philippines Open Qualifiers for the ONE Esports Jakarta Invitational.
In the grand finals, Cignal Ultra faced off against LGD.Int in a best of 3 match for a spot at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Qualifiers.
How Cignal Ultra defeated LGD.Int in the ONE Esports Jakarta Invitational Philippines Open Qualifiers
In game one, LGD.Int dominated from the start with an unkillable combo of Wang “Gy” Kok Guan on Timbersaw and Christian “Skadi” Abasolo on Troll Warlord.
Gy finished with a 10/2/13 KDA while Skadi had a perfect 7/0/10. Game one ended in 30 minutes with a lopsided 29-7 kill score in favor of LGD.int.
In game two, LGD.int boldly went with almost exactly the same lineup, picking Timbersaw and Troll Warlord again. However, Cignal Ultra had the answer this time, and countered with Mars and Sladar for more control.
The strategy proved successful, with James “Jamesy” John’s Mars going 14/2/8 thanks to plenty of teamfight action. Cignal had the advantage through most of game two, ending it after 34-minutes with a 28-11 kill score.
The deciding game three saw both teams bring their best, with LGD.int once again opting for Troll Warlord, but this time paired with a Medusa for Skadi. Cignal Ultra countered with a Legion Commander and Razor lineup.
Cignal Ultra took an early lead in kills, and kept the upper hand throughout. Denz “ABAT” Daryll Anedez’s Razor was too much for LGD to handle, finishing the game 11/2/12.
After nearly 40 minutes of action, ABAT picked up the dropped Divine Rapier from Yuri “Yowe” Pacaña’s Troll Warlord and closed out the game, melting everything in his way. Cignal Ultra finished the game with a 36-17 kill score.
Cignal Ultra has now qualified for the Kuala Lumpur Regional Qualifiers, which will take place on March 7-8 at the Sunway Pyramid in Kuala Lumpur.
The winner of the Regional Qualifier will earn a spot at the ONE Esports Jakarta Invitational taking place at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition on 18-19 April.
The Invitational will see 12 of the best teams from around the world compete for a prize pool of US$500,000.