The representatives of the Philippines will be going to the APAC Qualifiers for a chance to go all the way to the Main Stage ofÂ ROG Masters.
MineskiÂ baggedÂ Php75,000Â (~$2,500) after winning in the recently concluded Philippine Qualifier of the ROG Masters tournament, sweeping their opponents in the CSGO Finals -Â Rekt Esports. During the Semi-Finals, Rekt had eliminatedÂ WargodsÂ while Mineski took downÂ fRactals. Rekt went home withÂ Php10,000Â (~$2,000) while the teams that dropped out of the semis came out of the tournament withÂ Php5,000Â (~$100) in hand.
Meanwhile, the Dota2 tournament sawÂ Execration,Â Happy Feet,Â Entity GamingÂ andÂ Imperium Pro Team battle it out for the grand prize ofÂ Php125,000Â (~$2,500). On the first day of the two-day event held at SM North Edsa Cyberzone last Saturday to Sunday, Entity Gaming defeated Happy Feet 2-0, taking them one step closer to the grand prize. Meanwhile, Execration and Imperium faced each other only on the second day, mere hours before the Grand Finals. But it would turn out that Entity Gaming’s one-day rest advantage wouldn’t trump Execration, as Execration turned around a losing battle in their third match of their Bo3 into their favor. Thanks toÂ Bimbo‘s heroics, Execration pulled itself together and defeated Entity, 2-1.
Exexcration have used their new roster in this tournament, sporting a returningÂ GabbiÂ who had just replacedÂ Nando from the team’s ranks. Gabbi had been away from Execration during his brief stay withÂ Clutch Gamers.
The APAC Qualifiers for both CSGO and Dota2 will be held later on this year, with the winners eventually competing in the tournament’s Grand Finals, where a top prize ofÂ $250,000Â (~Php5,000) will be awarded to the victors. Last year, Execration fell short in achieving their goal when they lost againstÂ Team SecretÂ in the Grand Finals, but the team looks ready to finally take it home this year.