In this week’s In Case You Missed It:
- Jiewa has qualified for the Capcom Cup 2020
- Bjor stuns TSM with a seven-second ace at the Nerd Street Gamers First Strike Qualifier
- And ONE Esports announces the Mobile Legends Professional League Invitational
Jiewa has qualified for the Capcom Cup 2020
Xijie “Jiewa” Zeng will be China’s Capcom Cup 2020 representative after an absolutely dominating performance at the CPT Online China qualifier.
Jiewa’s Akuma emerged from a field of 207 entrants, which included most of China’s top pros, making it to the top eight without losing a single round.
He continued his stellar play in the grand final, where he faced Yanxin “VXBao” Luo’s M. Bison, taking the very first round with a quick perfect. He followed it up with an incredible zero health comeback that clearly rattled VXBao’s confidence for the rest of the match.
From there, it was all Jiewa as he cruised to an easy 3-0 victory, taking the next four rounds in a row.
Jiewa is the 16th CPT 2020 online qualifier champion and China’s only representative. Just two online qualifiers remain: Australia on November 14, and North America West 2 on November 21.
Bjor stuns TSM with an incredible seven-second Ace
Built by Gamers’ Joseph “Bjor” Bjorklund has pulled off what might be the Valorant highlight of the year with an incredible seven-second ace against TSM at the Nerd Street Gamers First Strike Qualifier.
In the eighth round of their group stage match on Haven, TSM went for an all-out A-site push through Sewers with Taylor “drone” Johnson using his Phoenix ultimate to entry frag for his team.
However, Bjor was ready and waiting and, after letting drone run straight past him as he hid in the corner, he popped out and surprised both Stephen “reltuC” Cutler and James “hazed” Cobb with a Stinger, then switched to a classic and took out the returning drone, whose ultimate had just ended. He then picked up drone’s Phantom and killed both Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik and Matthew “Wardell” Yu to complete the incredible Ace.
You have to see it for yourself to believe it:
ONE Esports announces the Mobile Legends Professional League Invitational
ONE Esports and Moonton have announced the Mobile Legends Professional League Invitational (MPLI), a 20 team tournament that will bring together the best teams from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Phillippines, and Singapore to compete for a US$100,000 prize pool.
The invited teams come from five different countries and include all four MPL S6 champions:
- Indonesia: Alter Ego, Aurafire, Bigetron, EVOS Legends, Geek Fam ID, Genlix Aerowolf, ONIC Esports, RRQ Hoshi
- Malaysia: Orange Louvre Esports, Todak
- Myanmar: Burmese Ghouls, Ronin Esports
- The Philippines: Aura PH, Blacklist International, Bren Esports, Execration, Omega PH Esports, ONIC PH
- Singapore: EVOS SG, Resurgence
The single-elimination knockout tournament is set to begin on 27 November, and will span two action-packed weekends with the finals culminating on 6 December 2020.