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Esports teams make solid start in SEA meet

Fadhil Yunus

Brunei Darussalam e-sport representatives had a solid start for the opening day of the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) competition at the ongoing Southeast Asian Esports Championships (SEA EC) on Monday.

Local team Auto Too Soon finished the opening day in second place after accumulating 56 points while compatriots Buah Gaming ended in sixth place with 43 points.

Both teams were also awarded with Winner Winner Chicken Dinner (WWCD) titles following victories in their respective matches.

Buah Gaming player ‘Bear’ was placed fourth among the top five fraggers after recording nine eliminations and 1,420 damage points.

Twenty teams from the 10 Southeast Asian countries are currently taking part in the PUBG event.

Bear from Buah Gaming participates in a mobile PUBG tournament. PHOTO: PUBG MOBILE MALAYSIA

Auto Too Soon had been drawn in Group ‘C’ alongside Cambodia’s Orange Esports, Indonesia’s RRQ RYU and Malaysia’s 4Rivals while Buah Gaming was allocated in Group ‘D’ alongside Laos’ Add Friend, Vietnam’s Eagle Esport and Malaysia’s Geek Fam.

The group stage of the tournament will conclude today with the final stage or playoffs scheduled from January 7 to 9.

The top 16 teams will advance to the playoffs where the champion will be determined.

Meanwhile in the Valorant category, Brunei Darussalam esports team Goodfellas Gaming has been drawn in Group ‘A’ alongside Indonesia’s Boom Esports, Laos’ Nine Esports and Malaysia’s Kingsmen.

Brunei’s W Key has Singapore’s Copium, Indonesia’s Onic G and Vietnam’s Cerberus Esports for company in Group ‘B’.

The group stage of the Valorant category will start tomorrow.

Organised by the Vietnam Recreation and Electronic Sports Association (VIRESA) and tech giant VNG Corporation, the online meet serves as preparations towards the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Vietnam in May, where Esports will be included for the second time.