Sterling Global Dragons claims TNC Esports Cup 2018 Championship
The SG Dragons takes home P30,000 alongside gaming gear courtesy of Logitech, and more importantly – the very first LAN event win under their belt.
After suffering a hard loss in the upper brackets, the TNC Fairview-qualified squad bounced back and successfully rallied their way through the second day. Taking win after win against the likes of Steelwolves, Neon Atomic, and Voyager in the lower brackets, and ultimately, Miraculum in the Grand Finals, the team dominated the day with a pristine 5-0 record.
In the first game of the Grand Finals, the team utilized a Drow + Windranger core strat to put immense pressure on the opposing team, finishing the game in 29 minutes despite a Tinker composition’s best efforts to stall it out. In the next game, they showed no signs of stopping their momentum as they drafted a purely aggressive lineup composed of Spirit Breaker, Sven, IO, Nature’s Prophet, and Legion Commander. Their face-rush playstyle soon proved too much to handle for Miraculum, forcing out the GG call from the Dire at the 25:40 mark, ending the game with a 39-13 kill score to top it off.
In the post-game interview, Captain Kenneth “FLYSOLO” Coloma mentions his outlook for the team moving forward.
“I think we’re nearly there (Tier 1 level), but of course, we still need hard work. May kulang pa.”
Tournament prize pool distribution:
1st: Php 30,000 – Sterling Global Dragons
2nd: Php 10,000 – Miraculum
3rd: Php 5,000 – Voyager
4th: Php 5,000 – Neon Atomic
The TNC Esports Cup was held last July 7-8, 2018 at the High Grounds Cafe, Tomas Morato.