Omega Esports is gearing up for the MSC 2022 playoffs, with the opportunity to exhibit their signature crunch time heroics on Day 1 of the tournament.
However, Omega Esports were defeated in a 2-1 grudge match by Todak, relegating the defending champions to the lower bracket.
Todak’s meticulous plays in deconstructing the Philippine team defined the series.
Todak wins Game 1 thanks to their bulky lineup
Todak went with an aggressive frontline combo of Barats, Uranus, and Rafaela in Game 1, which worked nicely with their Xavier and Beatrix choices. The signature heroes were even barred from Omega.
Their strategy worked because they took advantage of Omega’s position inside the chokepoints. Omega suffered in most fights due to Zikry “Moon” Bin Shamsuddin’s Xavier popping his ult at the perfect times. He was also able to land his skills on Duane “Kelra” Pillas, allowing the frontliners and the Beatrix from Todak to take off Barangay Omega’s primary damage option.
Todak’s backlines were given so much space to engage, allowing them to finally slay the comeback kings of the MLBB scene. Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog would try to set up plays, leading to a follow-up from Renz Errol “Renzio” Cadua, but Todak’s backlines were given so much space to engage, allowing them to finally slay the comeback kings.
Todak’s weak execution is punished by Omega’s spectacular play.
Todak entered Game 2 with the advantage of momentum after winning Game 1. Todak appeared to be the squad that would sweep Omega Esports and relegate them to the bottom bracket from the start.
As Todak’s Muhammad “Ciku” Danial’s Beatrix secured vital kills, the pieces were coming into place for Omega. Meanwhile, thanks to Abd “YumS” Qayyum’s opportune setups and Wan “4Meyz” Wsman’s frontline attacks, Omega was slowly falling.
Todak was also able to analyze Omega in the same way as they deciphered their counterattacks.
Everything appeared to be working in the Malaysian Swordfish’s favor until a botched setup in the 21st minute.
YumS felt he could build up a play, but his teammates were completely overpowered by Omega’s clutch plays. Kelra, Dean Christian “Raizen” Samagui, and Patrick James “E2MAX” Caidic led the charge and Omega’s typical comeback theatrics after Renzio had taken out a crucial danger.
Omega’s tough heroics, which led to their Game 2 victory, were a textbook case of grit-and-grind heroics.
Todak bounces back from game 2 loss
After that Game 2 tragedy in the 21st minute, an angry Todak determined to strike first from the start of the encounter. They punished Omega in the early game with their lineup.
While E2MAX attempted to burst down Moon with his Atlas, Ch4knu was able to land his setups, but their efforts were in vain because Omega’s late game composition was unable to deliver any damage.
Todak dealt the last blow and secured their upper bracket run with a solid counterattacking game from 4Meyz’s Masha and heroics from YumS.
They’ll be waiting for the winner of the match between RRQ Hoshi and EVOS SG, with the loser facing Omega Esports in the bottom bracket.