The Undaunted vs the Undefeated: Team Manila Eagles wins The PGS Finals
MANILA, Philippines - After weeks of intense matches, the champion of the Bacchus Garena Pro Gaming Series was crowned at Rampage 2017.
The Team Manila Eagles (TME) came out on top after defeating Mineski in a Best of 5 match. The rounds had everyone at the edge of their seat seeing as the two teams had an interesting split coming into the finals.
TME looked like the stronger team at the beginning, as the team stood undefeated throughout the entire split. Meanwhile, Mineski, one of the powerhouses of eSports, had a tougher time, having to defeat Imperium Pro Team before moving to the finals with a 9W 5L record. But when the opportunity to represent the country on the international stage is on the table, anything can happen.
Mineski pulled off two wins to start, with some thinking that the match was going to be a sweep. But it wasn't. From there on out, TME regrouped. And they found their rhythm as they rattle off 3 straight victories, stealing what hours earlier had seemed like a sure thing for Mineski. Big-name Mineski just couldn't hold off the surge, couldn't recompose after TME tied the game, and eventually fell by way of reverse sweep.
TME has a short time to savor the victory as they will have only a few weeks to prepare for the Garena Premiere League (GPL) Summer Tournament where they will compete with the best teams within the Southeast Asian region to earn a chance to compete in this year’s Worlds Tournament.
The GPL Summer Tournament will be held from August 25 – 27 at the Muang Thai GMM Live House in Bangkok, Thailand.
The winner also gets P300,000 – 60% of the P500,000 prize pool. – Rappler.com