The Manila Majors Day 1

image00The Manila Majors started very good, or should I say had a great opening last Tuesday!

16 Teams from around the world competed for the grand prize in a double elimination format lasting 6 days. Lower Bracket Round 1 matches are Best of One, Grand Finals are Best of Five, others are Best of Three.

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At the entrance of the Mall Of Asia (MOA) Arena

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Inside of the arena. All I can say is WOW!!! The upper part of the picture is the Main Battle Arena that looks very familiar with the game Rocket League on PS4 & Xbox One. The lower part is for the Shoutcasters calling the play by play commentary of the matches.

The Host/Shoutcaster for Manila Majors, Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner

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The event started with Upper Bracket (UB) Round 1 Match 1 between Team Liquid versus MVP Phoenix in a best of 3

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As the match started, members of the media and bloggers like me (both local and foreign) watch as the battle rages on.

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As the match ended. MVP Phoenix of South Korea wins the match 2 -0 against Team Liquid as they secure Top 6 spot. Loser moves to the lower bracket.

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On a post match interview, Sir Action Slacks ask one of the members of MVP Phoenix, “Are you guys really listen to Korean Music or KPOP?” And he answered “YES” with a smile as the picture above says it all.

On the next Upper Bracket (UB) Round 1 Match 2 between Natus Vincere “Na’Vi versus OG

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OG comes to the battle arena first

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Next is Natus Vincere “Na’Vi” with Dendi (4th person in line) the crowd favorite.

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As the match ended. OG of wins the match 2 -0 against Natus Vincere “Na’Vi” as they secure Top 6 spot. Loser moves to the lower bracket.

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OG Team Captain Tal “Fly” Aizik is having a post match interview by Sir Action Slacks

 

Now moving on to the Lower Bracket (LB)  Round 1 Match 1 ESL One Manila Champion Wings Gaming versus Complexity

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Wings Gaming Team Captain, Y. with her translator being interviewed by Sir Action Slacks

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As the match ended. Complexity of USA wins the match 1 -0 against Wings Gaming as they secure their spot. Loser is eliminated.

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Ryan Gosling is that you?

On the next Lower Bracket (LB) Round 1 Match 2 Alliance versus Mineski (Home Team)

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As the match ended. Alliance wins the match 1 – 0 against Mineski after 53+ minutes of heart-stomping moment of the Manila Majors as they secure their spot. Loser is eliminated.

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On a post game interview Alliance Team Captain Jonathan “Loda” Berg says to Sir Action Slacks “No more Memes”

 

On the next Lower Bracket Round 1 Match 3 Evil Geniuses vs Vici Gaming Reborn “VG.R” 0 – 1

 

There is also a Meet & Greet with The Teams & Shoutcasters at the event.

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TOBIWAN X HID3O

On the last match for Day 1 Lower Bracket (LB) 1 Match 4 between Team Empire versus Team Secret AKA ESL ONE Manila Revisited

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Team Empire “Scandal” vs Team Secret “Puppey”

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Team Secret’s “Puppey” being interviewed by Sir Action Slacks

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As the match ended. Team Empire of wins the match 1 -0 against Team Secret as they secure their spot. Loser is eliminated.