PH tops Vietnam to snag SEA Invitational Dota 2 title

Delfin Dioquino
The Philippines' Neon Esports shows why it ended the earlier rounds unbeaten by crushing Vietnam's 496 Gaming in the winner-take-all match

VICTORY. Neon Esports rolls past 496 Gaming in a do-or-die finals match. Screenshot from YouTube/Razer

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ Neon Esports delivered when it mattered most after toppling Vietnam’s 496 Gaming to rule the Dota 2 event of the Razer Southeast Asia Invitational on Sunday, July 12. 

Dragged to the winner-take-all match of the best-of-five finals series, Neon Esports showed why it ended the earlier rounds undefeated by crushing 496 Gaming with a whopping 62-22 kill difference. 

Aggressive from the get-go, Yopaj (Ember Spirit) and Skem (Bloodseeker) did most of the damage as Neon Esports dominated the map and wrapped up the championship-clinching game in 30 minutes. 

The other members of Neon Esports are PlayHard, Jaunuel, and Rappy. –

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.