The esports spectacle lives on in day four of the Asia-Pacific Predator League 2020/21 Grand Final


The fourth day of the Asia-Pacific Predator League 2020/21 Grand Final was underway as Eagle 365, TNC Predator, and Neon Esports shared the spotlight.

Eagle 365, a team representing Indonesia, secured three straight chicken dinner victories in the last three rounds.

They take a commanding first-place lead, after accumulating 104 points in all eight rounds. Risky “Chibiritt” Junaidi Putra leads the team through his 19 kills.

Trailing them is ArkAngel Predator from the Philippines, who collected 76 points. Their chicken dinner triumph in round five propelled them to their second-place finish.

After securing two consecutive chicken dinner victories in the first two rounds, GameHome Esports from Vietnam struggled to make an impact as they suffered early exits in all four rounds. They dropped from first place to fifth with only 58 points in their disposal.

Even SharpeR White from Thailand experienced a decline in performance after an impressive first-day performance. From the second seed, they collapsed to the seventh seed, amassing 49 points.

Only four rounds remain in the PL 2020/21 PUBG APAC tournament.

While Eagle 365 took center stage in PUBG, the representatives from the Philippines made headlines in the PL 2020/21 Dota 2 APAC event.

TNC Predator struggled from the early game aggression from their fellow representatives, Reckoning Esports, however, they recovered back through their stacking mechanics and decisive team fights. This created space for Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte’s Bristleback and Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios’ Templar Assassin to acquire their key items.

Amid a strong farming phase from Julius “JG” Galeon’s Terrorblade, TNC had the pieces to shut him down through their crowd control abilities.

The upper bracket final saw Neon Esports from the Philippines dispatch BOOM Esports from Indonesia. Neon Esports gave Saieful “Fbz” Ilham’s Tidehunter a torrid display as he struggled to make an impact.

Their core players scaled well as BOOM Esports had to contend with the damage outburst from John Anthony “Natsumi-” Vargas’s Troll Warlord, Erin Jasper “Yopaj” Ferrer’s Void Spirit, and Rolen Andrei Gabriel “skem” Ong’s Windranger.

Neon’s victory has given them a finals berth, where they’ll face the victor of the lower bracket final between TNC Predator and BOOM Esports.

The action likewise carried on in the PL 2020/21 Dota 2 Asia tournament where Team IMG from Mongolia prevailed over The Council from Bangladesh in the upper bracket final. Their rotations and map control allowed them to dominate the networth charts. Their victory has propelled them to a grand final berth.

The other match saw Team Veteran from Myanmar eliminate Sara Kollo from Sri Lanka. They commanded all three lanes, leaving Sara Kollo at a massive disadvantage. They’ll proceed to the lower bracket final, where they’ll go head-to-head with The Council. The winner of that match will face IMG in the final stage of the tournament.


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