BTS Series 3 SEA have come to a spectacular finish in an epic decisive fifth game when TnC triumphed over MVP.Phoenix in the last moments. The Philippine team upset the Korean Shanghai Major bound team with an exciting base race. TnC walk away with the championship title and $5000 prize.
Congratulations TnC who are the BTS SEA #3 champions in the BTS Series after a 3-2 victory over MVP!
— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) February 20, 2016
BTS Series 3 SEA have concluded after an epic base race and thrilling decisive fifth game between TnC and MVP.Phoenix. TnC were able to seize the victory away from the Korean team. The Philippine team seems to have stepped up their game and performance since their less than impressive Shanghai Major Open Qualifiers run.
MVP.Phoenix swept through Extremist, then bested Mineski-X and Execration 2:1 before placing in the Grand Finals.
TnC swept through the qualifier winners Wu Jie, defeated Team Redemption 2:1 and wiped clean Mineski in order to get to the Grand Finals.
The online tournament featured 16 teams in a single elimination bracket competing for $10,000. 14 teams were invited and two teams from an Open Qualifier had advanced to the main event.
The open qualifiers took place January 23-24th with the main event starting on February 2.
BTS Series 3 SEA invited teams
BTS Series 3 SEA qualified teams
BTS Series 3 SEA prize distribution
The events will feature a $10,000 prize pool with a portion of the prize dedicated to the Open Qualifiers
Based on the success of the BTS Americas tournament held June/July 2015, the production studio will be invest $180,000 in total prize pool for 18 competitions to be held over the course of the next year. The initiative will now include Europe and Southeast Asia as well.
Each competition will have online open qualifiers, with the winners of each earning a spot to compete against the invited teams from their respective region. The open qualifiers are intended to help become a platform for up and coming talent and teams to have an opportunity to showcase their skills and gain exposure.
The first of the BTS Series events crowned Fnatic as the first champions. Fnatic convincingly swept through the Singaporean team, First Departure, 3:0 in the grand finals.