'Biyaheng Tagumpay' seems to be a bumpy ride as TNC Pro Team remains winless from Week 1. Now, they're up against RSG Slate Philippines who had a shaky start as well, starting strong against ONIC but falling short against OMG. Whose hunger will prevail?
Tempo has been very well considered by both teams and it clearly reflected during the draft of Game 1. Both teams prioritized banning high mobility heroes. Series of immediate counter-picks have emerged as TNC answered RSG Slate PH's Fredrinn with a Karrie, while RSG answered back TNC's Pharsa with a Valentina. RSG ended up relying on pick-offs, but TNC in return opted to go for a teamfight centric line-up.
RSG took control of the early game through Light's pitch perfect hooks and Nathzz's hyperactive responses ending with a Triple Kill during the first 2 minutes of the game. Somehow, TNC answers back slowly but surely as the game progresses. Riku's Pharsa and Ninjakilla's Karrie needed ample time to scale up but RSG had been fully aware. As early as 9 minutes, all outer turrets of TNC had been destroyed and RSG's lead snowballed real quick. During the last lord dance, RSG was able to secure the lord freely due to Light's zoning resulting to an instant wipeout at the 14:46 mark eventually leading to a Game 1 win.
Nathzz Early Triple Kill
Game 2 draft drastically changed as both teams prioritized comfort over counter mechanics. Saxajago contested for the Fredrinn but RSG went to Light's signature Chou as an answer. TNC and RSG went to remove heroes which are good against KRAMM and EMANN respectively during the 2nd phase. Surprisingly, RSG swerved with a Barats Jungler for H2wo by the end of the draft.
TNC had taken great value from their super aggressive lineup but everything changed after a major skirmish onto the 2nd turtle of the game. TNC secures the turtle but in exhange, RSG was able to take 3 members from them. EMANN continued to display good positioning to provide consistent damage from the backlines. The game stretched into a late game. EMANN remained deathless until the 16:30 mark where Escalera managed to pull off a good Wild Charge to catch 2 members from RSG. Through this, they were able to secure the Lord but RSG still managed to defend and win the clash to finally take the series off of TNC.
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