Zeal Esports defeated Team Ego from Vietnam in the semifinals Thursday night in the VALORANT Tournament: One!
In a best-of-three series, the team from the Philippines prevailed, 2-1, against the underdogs from Vietnam.
Map one in Haven was a close game with the score being 10-13 as this was Ego’s turf dominating in the second half, only giving three rounds to Zeal.
The Philippine team then made changes in the roster for the second map in Split as they subbed Flash for Craigys.
The Pinoy team started on the attacker side and won the first three rounds, but Ego got in their groove in round 6. The first half ended in a tie with a score of 6-6.
Zeal then made sure that there was a final game as they only gave Ego 2 rounds in the second half of game 2 and ending it in the 21st round, 13-8.
The Pinoy team then showed why they’re one of the best teams in the Southeast Asian region as they closed out the series with a 13-2 win.
2geMONSTAH had 56 kills overall with a +/- of plus 23, while FIRESAIYAJIN followed with 51 kills and an average combat score of 251 for the series.
Zeal now waits for their finals match with either Paper Rex from Singapore or XcN Gaming from Indonesia.
The finals will be held on Saturday, June 26 at 3 p.m.