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Local team finishes in top 10 at SEA EC

Fadhil Yunus

Brunei Darussalam’s e-sport team Buah Gaming finished eighth in the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) category, after accumulating 120 points at the virtual Southeast Asian ESports Championship (SEA EC) recently.

Despite apparent limitations, the Brunei representatives made a valiant effort towards their quest for glory after collecting two back-to-back Winner Winner Chicken Dinner (WWCD) titles during the second day of the final stage.

Brunei’s other representative, Auto Too Soon, whose entry to the final stage was aided by a strong showing in the opening day of the competition, finished 15th overall with 63 points.

Malaysia’s Geek Fam emerged champion with 175 points, followed by Thailand’s The Infinity with 161 points as the runners-up and Vietnam’s Eagles ESport in third place.

ESports Association of Brunei (ESB) said, “Our representatives Buah Gaming and Auto Too Soon did their very best and well done to both of them as they proved they can compete with some of the professional teams in the region.”

Buah Gaming produced one of the finest moments in the regional scene when all participants avoided elimination in the Sanhok round and also ensured the final elimination of eventual winners, Geek Fam.

Unfazed by formidable opposition, they recorded the most number of eliminations in the final stage with 16, which helped towards their push for a century of points mark.

The Brunei team headed into the final day in third place and was in a better position than their Thai rivals, The Infinity, when all the teams resumed battle last Sunday.

Both Buah Gaming and Auto Too Soon were guaranteed a seat in the regional competition following their performances in the national qualifiers.

Brunei’s Goodfellas Gaming and W Key were the other representatives that featured in the regional competition in the Valorant category.

The national esports association said, “This marks the first time Brunei Darussalam is competing in the regional scale and we hope to participate in more competitions such as this in the near future.”