In this week’s In Case You Missed It:
- JD Gaming wins its first LPL Championship
- Resurgence wins MPL MY/SG Season 5
- Talon Esports wins the inaugural PCS Spring Championship
- And Bigetron Alpha wins the ONE Esports Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Invitational Indonesia Country Qualifier
JD Gaming wins its first LPL Championship
JD Gaming has defeated Top Esports in the grand final of the LPL Spring Playoffs to win its first LPL title.
The grand final was a thrilling best-of-five match that went the distance, with JD Gaming narrowly pulling out the game five win thanks to the heroics of support player, Zuo “LvMao” Ming-Hao.
LvMao’s Bard was the difference-maker at the end of an extremely close game five, as he stepped up late in the game and hit a huge Tempered Fate ultimate that trapped four members of TES.
This set up Lee “LokeN” Dong-wook for a game-winning Bullet Time as the rest of JD Gaming cleaned up to complete the ace. JDG would then secure the Baron and go on to win the game.
LvMao finished game five with 14 assists and just 3 deaths and was awarded the Finals MVP trophy.
Resurgence wins MPL MY/SG Season 5
Singapore’s Resurgence has defeated Malaysian rivals Geek Fam 3-1 in the grand final of the MPL MY/SG Season 5 playoffs.
In the best-of-five series, the teams traded blows early on, with Resurgence taking game one and Geek Fam taking game two.
In a crucial game three, an early mistake from Geek Fam’s Poon “OzoraVeki” Kok Sing saw him dive too deep and pay with his life costing Geek Fam the early game advantage. Later in the game, Mohamad Zul “Xorn” Hisham repeated the same mistake, dying early in a team fight, and giving Resurgence the advantage they needed to take game three.
Up 2-1, Resurgence went for the jugular in game four with a hard-hitting aggressive comp that saw them rack up 20 kills to just four deaths in just 11 minutes. Geek Fam crumbled under the assault, and Resurgence easily finished them off to close out the series.
Talon Esports wins the inaugural PCS Spring Championship
Hong Kong-based organization, Talon Esports, has won the inaugural Pacific Championship Series Spring title, fighting through a grueling playoffs that saw them win four matches with a 3-2 standing.
In the final, they faced off against Machi Esports, and true to form, the final also went the distance.
In game five, with the series tied at 2-2, Machi managed to grab both Ornn and Aphelios, two top tier champions, in the draft. While things were looking bleak for Talon, they played cautiously and kept the game close while they waited for an opportunity to seize the advantage.
That ended up coming at that 30-minute mark when Kim “River” Dong-woo managed to steal the Mountain Dragon from right under Machi’s nose. Talon then followed up with a perfectly executed Dragon’s Rage into Grand Starfall combo from Kim “Candy” Seung-ju that took down Machi’s Chiu “Bruce” Chih-Chun. With their primary damage dealer down, Machi were left scrambling as Talon pushed the advantage and eventually closed out the series.
Bigetron Alpha wins the ONE Esports Mobile Legends : Bang Bang Invitational Indonesia Country Qualifier
Bigetron Alpha has triumphed in the Indonesia online country qualifiers of the ONE Esports Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Invitational, defeating MPL rivals, Alter Ego, 3-1 in the final.
Despite the heroics of Alter Ego star carry, Eldhin “Celiboy” Putra, who almost single-handedly won game two, Alter Ego could not match up to the superior team fight abilities of Bigetron Alpha.
Bigetron Carry, Jabran “Branz” Wiloko, and Tank, Akbar “Bravo” Nida, provided most of Bigetron’s offence, as Alter Ego just had no answer for the pair.
In game three, the dynamic duo secured 14 out of Bigetron’s 17 kills, and in game four, while Alter Ego actually took an early lead, once Branz hit his power spike, there was no stopping him as he and Bravo quickly turned the tides on Alter Ego, racking up kill after kill as they rolled to victory.
With the series win, Bigetron Alpha has now qualified for the ONE Esport Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Invitational. The tournament will see 12 of the best MLBB teams in the world battle it out for a US$150,000 prize pool.