An all-renewed ONIC PH and an in-the-lead RSG PH, two teams eyeing for the top, but whose momentum will eventually stop? The question we're bound to know as RSG PH is definitely bringing in their best form made evident by their exemplary performance and calculations during the early portions of the first game of the series, barely providing any openings for ONIC PH. There was little to no threat brought about by Baloyskie's immediate secure of his Natalia, and even Kairi on the Helcurt with such a kit was barely able to pull off the necessary plays. Towards the end of the game, a crucial flicker iron hook combo coming in from Light followed by yet another crucial iron hook play eventually secures the game, an impressive debut game for RSG PH for the playoffs.
Yet another Natalia is picked up for ONIC PH, but an unsuccessful early game greets them once more. With an early standing of 3 deaths less than 5 minutes into the game, a massive show of momentum is exhibited by RSG PH once more, creating a much more difficult situation for ONIC PH to redeem themselves. During the 13-minute mark, however, Kairi proves o give his team signs of life as he successfully steals the luminous lord up against 4 members of RSG, equalizing both gold and turrets as if no dominant performance came in from RSG during the first few minutes into this game. A turnaround play from Aqua and Nathzz towards the 20-minute mark changed the flow of the game yet again, and handed over to RSG PH the 18-minute evolved lord. Though fighting and holding on through the game, a wipeout nearing the 25-minute mark finally put an end to the second game of the series--match point for RSG PH.
Light's Atlas makes a debut by the third game, whereas an interesting tanky lineup is deployed by ONIC PH coupled by the return of the Natan in the hands of Markyyyy. Successful pickoffs onto Aqua and Demonkite set the tempo in favor of ONIC PH, and it's almost always a messy turtle fight. This time, it is ONIC PH who's able to successfully gain the immediate map control, and their composition is definitely working in their favor. Holding on to their late game potential, however, RSG PH proceeds to defend siege after siege, slowly catching up to the lead, until a game -changing fatal links set onto three members of ONIC by Light allows for RSG to breathe and move out of their base, another successful clutch play. Followed by another clutch pickoff onto Kairi by the second lord take, ONIC PH successfully secures the luminous lord and nearly equalizes the towers taken down by both teams. Light, continuously shining in this match, successfully paves the path for his team--handing them over the clean sweep, against ONIC Philippines.
GAME 1 RSG PH WIN
GAME 2 RSG PH WIN
GAME 3 RSG WIN