The Manila Major SEA Qualifiers standings for day 2 are in. Mineski, Taring, TnC Pro Gaming and Execration have advanced into the playoffs. The double elimination brackets will kick off tomorrow May 5th, at 05:00 CET.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) May 4, 2016
The Manila Major SEA Qualifiers standings are in after a long and eventful day has concluded for the day 2 group stage. The four regional teams that will advance have emerged.
Mineski, Taring, TnC ProGaming and Execration have all progressed to the playoff stage of the event.
It was not surprising to many fans was to see Mineski and TnC taking top positions in their groups with recent strong performances and results.
The second place position in Group A became a tight race with the last series of the day becoming the deciding fate between Execration and Signature.Trust. In the end the Mongolian team – The Mongolz upset the Thai team – Signature.Trust as they swept through them 2:0 and secured the playoff position for Execration.
Both Mineski and TnC Pro Gaming were sitting at the top of their groups, each having suffered only one loss.
Most recently Mineski was able to best their regional rivals, TnC Gaming, 3:1, in the best-of-five grand finals, seizing the place in the main event of ESL One Manila for the Philippines. These two regional rivals may be meeting again in the playoffs, competing for the one spot to advance to Manila Major.
TnC Pro Gaming were forced into the open qualifiers when they brought on board Carlo “Kuku” Palad after the rosters became locked for the new season. Kuku was last playing for Mineski and was recruited on April 13th to fill in the shoes of Gio “WinterGSmallSon” de Ocampo who is now inactive due to health reasons.
Taring started to receive financial support, sponsorship, management team, training and facilities as part of becoming the representatives of Malaysia in Dota 2 when they triumphed over 63 other Malaysian teams competing for the opportunity and honor to assume the identity of Team Taring on December 13th at the Malaysia Cyber Games 2015.
Execration, abbreviated XctN, is a Filipino Dota 2 team that has been rising through the ranks and participating in multiple regional events and qualifiers with some success.
The matches resume on May 5th, at 05:00 CET, and are expected to be intense as the teams continue their quest towards the second stage of the qualifiers – the double elimination brackets.
Manila Major SEA Qualifiers standings day 2
Manila Major SEA Qualifiers standings day 2 Group A
TnC Pro Gaming continued to sit at the top of their group as they also took a 7 point result. Their only loss came at the hands of Signature Trust yesterday.
The second place position became an area of much excitement as the playoff team decision was hinging on the results. As The Mongolz took one game off of Signature.Trust, it put the third place team within in the reach of tying for second to force a tiebreaker. The Mongolian team then took the second game as well from the Thai team, essentially eliminating them from the event. At minute 33 The Mongolz took control of the game and charged through to the end for victory. This was the team’s first full series win.
If I'm not wrong. Mongolz's win over trust means trust is out, letting execration through. 3 Filipino team in the qualifier playoff.
— Terrence Wong (@mrbluesan) May 4, 2016
Manila Major SEA Qualifiers standings day 2 Group B
Mineski was the first team to qualify for the playoffs as they topped their group with 7 points, taking only one loss in the entire round robin phase. Their first and only loss was in the first match of the series versus WarriorsGaming.Unity.
WarriorsGaming.Unity who had been sitting at the top of the group yesterday, slide into the third place slot after suffering a loss to Mineski and then a complete wipe out in the series verses Acion Arena. The team was passed by Taring and lost their chances to advance into the playoffs.
Taring rose to second place with their strong performances today. They took all of the games today and surpassed WarriorsGaming.Unity giving them the second spot in the playoffs.
Both Acion Arena and the Vietnamese qualified team – Next-Gen Gaming were tied at the bottom of the group with one point coming from one split series which was against each other. Both teams were eliminated from the event.
Manila Major SEA Qualifiers format
- The ten teams have been divided into two Round Robin groups of five.
- Top two teams will advance to a double elimination bracket.
- Round robin first place teams will face the second place from the other group
- Grand Final is Best-of-five.
- The first place team from the Manila Major SEA Qualifiers will advance to the main event in Manila, Philippines.
Manila Major SEA Qualifiers schedule
Thursday, May 5th
- 05:00 CEST – TnC Pro Gaming vs. Taring
- 08:30 CEST – Mineski vs. Execration
- 12:00 CEST –Loser Upper Brackets 1 vs. Loser Upper Brackets 2
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