The playoffs have arrived for VCL South Asia Split 2, narrowing down the teams to the final six.
INDIA – The VCL South Asia Split 2 Regular Season has drawn to a close, giving way to the playoffs, where six teams are set to battle it out for the lion’s share of US$100,000 and a coveted Ascension Pacific spot. The double-elimination bracket for the final six will kick off on June 1 and conclude with the grand final on June 11 at 7:30 PM SGT.
The regular season divided the ten teams into two groups of equal size, including nine returning teams from Split 1 and the addition of Revenant Esports, who replaced Lethal Esports.
The six teams that will compete to become VCL South Asia Split 2 champions are:
|Reckoning Esports||True Rippers Esports|
|Revenant Esports||Gods Reign|
One team stood out among the rest. Reigning champions Orangutan remained undefeated throughout the group stage, achieving a flawless 4-0 record.
Azis “azys” Nandang has been the team’s hero at the event, putting in an incredible effort throughout the circuit. The Filipino posted a 1.42 VLR rating and 292.6 ACS over 157 rounds played. The Filipino secured the tournament’s highest number of kills on a single map (36) during their match against Revenant Esports on Bind.
Joining Orangutan in the playoffs are Reckoning Esports and Revenant Esports, while Velocity Gaming and MLT Esports were left behind.
Velocity Gaming fell short with only one win out of three series, causing them to miss the playoffs and the opportunity to qualify for the upcoming event in Bangkok. Similarly, MLT Esports finished at the bottom of the regular season without a single win, leading both organizations to part ways with their rosters after elimination.
In Group B, Aster Army emerged victorious in the head-to-head tiebreaker against second-placed team True Rippers, securing the top spot with only one loss. They were joined by Gods Reign, who were runners-up in Split 1, completing the list of teams in the playoffs.
The playoff matches will begin on Thursday, June 1, with one match per day at 7:30 PM SGT for ten consecutive days. The first upper bracket quarter-finals will pit True Rippers Esports against Revenant Esports, while the following day will feature Reckoning Esports going up against Gods Reign.
Orangutan and Aster Army, the top two teams from the regular season, will have several extra days of rest before entering the server. The Indian-Filipino combine are set to lock horns with the winner of TRE-RNT, while Agneya “Marzil” Koushik and co. are locked in a collision course with either Reckoning Esports or Gods Reign.
Although Orangutan have displayed dominance throughout the two splits, the other five teams have proven their potential to cause upsets. Therefore, every team remains a strong contender in the race for the top spot.
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