The South East Asia qualifiers for ESL One Genting come to an end with the Filipino team Execration claiming the LAN finals spot on a clean but hard fought 3-0 victory over Mineski.
Execration, one of the two directly invited SEA teams to the upcoming Boston Major, might have cleared any doubts regarding Valve’s decision to invite them and the concerns raised by their fans after they decided to make a substitute swap at the beginning of November.
Starting the ESL One Gentig SEA qualifiers Grand Finals with an amazing first game where they made a comeback from mega creeps, Execration took the series lead at the end of an 85 minute game. Both teams had powerful drafts that allowed them to go to the late game, Mineski playing with a dual core Phantom Lancer - Lifestealer while Execration had Ursa as carry and grew a support Naga into a late split push beast.
Looking at how fast Mineski lost the next game, where Execration executed their push ShadowDemon - Luna - Dragon Knight strategy to perfection, it might be safe to say that the game one outcome could have shaken Mineski morale and confidence quite a bit. The third and last game of the series was much more contested, both teams trading kills with from the early skirmishes, but in the end it was Execration taking the advantage of their trades. They sealed the deal at the 35 minute mark.
Execration will travel to ESL One Genting at the beginning of January next year, the main event being scheduled from 6th to 8th at Arena of Stars from Genting Highlands Resort, Malaysia. Six out of the eight participating teams are now known. The last two will be decided via Chinese qualifiers and a special Malayan qualifier round.
ESL One Genting 2017 participants:
Wings Gaming (direct invite)
Digital Chaos (direct invite)
Fnatic (direct invite)
Virtus Pro (EU qualifiers winners)
NP (US qualifiers winners)
Execration (SEA qualifiers winners)
TBD (China qualifiers)
TBD (Malaysia qualifiers)