After months of intense battles, Enigma Gaming becomes the first team to qualify for VCT APAC Challengers Stage 2 2022 from the South Asian region by beating Orangutan Esports on Skyesports Champions 2022. The first two maps were full of clutches, twists, and turns while Enigma won the third map, Breeze, comfortably.
Orangutan has now landed into the lower bracket and they will have to fight the winner of the Velocity Gaming vs Global Esports battle to qualify for the VCT APAC Challengers 2022 or else they will have to fly back home.
Enigma Gaming secures a slot in VCT APAC Challengers 2022
The first map, Icebox, was Orangutan's pick, one of their strongest maps while on the other hand, Enigma had the lowest win percentage on this map. The game started with OG winning two rounds however Excali, Rexy, and Rawfiul pulled off some insane clutches that put EG in the lead of two points. However, before the end of the first half, Orangutan made a comeback by winning four out of six rounds, ending it with a score of 6 each.
The second half was an emotional roller coaster for both the OG and EG fans as the situation was going in the favor of both teams alternatively. In the end, the game was pushed to overtime from where Orangutan secured the first map with a score of 14-12.
The second map, Ascent, started with the same story with Orangutan dominating in the first couple of rounds and then, Enigma winning five out of the next six rounds. There was a tremendous comeback after that from OG as they secured the remaining rounds of the first half to take the score to 7-5 in their favor. However, Enigma mercilessly snatched seven out of eight rounds in the second half taking to put 12-8 on the board.
However, getting a win was still not easy for Enigma as Orangutan shockingly won the next three rounds to reduce EG's lead to just one round. However, they could not turn it into a win as Enigma won the next round and kept the hopes alive for them as the game entered Haven.
Once again, Orangutan was able to win the first two rounds of the third map before Enigma snatched eight out of the next ten rounds. OG tried hard to close out the game but Excali didn't let them be successful in it as Enigma won the final game by 13-7 to reach the SCS 2022 Finals and VCT APAC Challengers 2022.
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