By Jonas Ryan Nitura
Bren Esports and Galaxy Racer (GXR) advanced to the grand finals of the Champions Tour Philippines Stage 3: Challengers 1.
From eight powerhouse teams battling it out in a best-of-three series, the tournament has been reduced to two teams out to see who gets to be the first team from the Philippines to reach the Southeast Asian Challengers Playoffs.
DubsteP led Bren with an overall of 53 kills across the three games played, while BORKUM followed with 49 kills.
Nexi and Hotsauz both had 47 kills each for SV Empire, but they was not enough as Bren’s teamplay was too much for them to handle.
The last game lasted 39 minutes with a score of 13-6 for Bren.
Meanwhile, Zeal won the first map, but did not get to close it out as GXR won the next two games.
In the second game, the match was delayed for at least 30 minutes and the game was already 12-7 with GXR leading but the Asian servers of VALORANT went down.
All the tournaments that were being held at that time, like in Japan, had a break and waited for a fix to continue play again.
The match then continued and GXR wasted no time winning the second game 13-7.
Split was the last map of the series and GXR won 13-9.
Georgyyy led them with 61 kills using only the agent Jett across the games, while Emman followed with 47 kills.