Monday, October 15, 2018

Top Tekken players qualified at the Road to the Nationals Grand Finals.

  With only a few stages left for the Road to the Nationals qualifiers, some of the best players in the Philippines have come out to try and qualify for the tournament’s grand finals at the Esports and Gaming Summit on October 26-28, 2018 in Pasay.

   The two of the country’s best Tekken 7 players Alexandre “AK” Lavarez and Andreij “Doujin” Albar nabbed spots for the Road to the Nationals grand finals through the first Manila qualifiers held at PlayBook Video Game Lounge in Makati City.

  Like many times before, both Lavarez and Albar ended up facing each other in the qualifier’s Winners Finals after handily taking out their respective opponents in the first and second round of the Top 8 bracket. This time around, Lavarez’s Shaheen proved to be a bit too much for Albar’s pocket Panda pick. Lavarez ended up on top with a final score of 3-1 to secure his spot at the Road to The Nationals grand finals later this month.

  Albar wasn’t ready to give up his chance to compete at the grand finals though. After dropping to the Losers Bracket, he had to go up against another Shaheen player in the up-and-coming prodigy Clent Adrian Mainit at the Losers Finals. For their do-or-die match, Albar switched back to his Dragunov, who he used earlier in the qualifier, which ultimately proved successful for him. Albar was able to exert his dominance against Mainit by winning three straight games to close out their match with a score of 3-1.

  Albar and Lavarez are the latest finalists for the Road to The Nationals Grand Finals. They join the other finalists from previous qualifier legs, including:
  • Francis Steven “UFTC|Gogoy” Valencia Cabahug (Cebu Qualifier)
  • Jade “ArkAngel.Jaynine” Jaynine  (Davao Qualifier)
  • Raymund Jay “LimitBreak” Sarte (Cagayan de Oro Qualifier)

  The Road to The Nationals has two more Tekken 7 qualifier legs remaining, both of which will be held within Metro Manila this coming weekend. They will be held in the following dates and venues:
  • October 13: Secret Base Gaming Lounge, Marikina
  • October 14: PlayBook Video Game Lounge, Makati

  Much like last weekend’s qualifier, one winner each of the last two qualifier legs will have spots for the Road to The Nationals grand finals. The final qualifier leg for the Road to The Nationals Dota 2 tournament is also set to conclude on October 13 at UGZ Ultimate Gaming Zone in Imus, Cavite.

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