Omega sustains impressive start with sweep of NXPE

In a surprising turn in MPL Philippines Season 10, Omega Esports sustained its impressive start and picked up its third straight win with a 2-0 sweep of Nexplay Evos at the ICITE Auditorium on Friday, Aug. 26.

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Unlike in the past few seasons where Omega used to struggle in the first round of the eliminations, the Season 9 second placers got a share of the early lead in the standings along with another surprise leader Onic Philippines.

After a convincing series opener with 16-6 win for Omega, the former MSC kings outlasted NXPE in a grueling back-and-forth affair in Game 2 which lasted for 37 minutes.

Banking on its patented late game magic however Omega came through in crunch time as Duane “Kelra” Pillas dazzled on Claude with a 7-4-9 KDA. OMG actually weathered a huge midgame storm from John Paul “H2wo” Salonga’s jungle Paquito and Mariusz “Donut” Tan’s Beatrix and dragged the match to a nip-and-tuck showdown in the late game.

A crucial Lord dance at the 36-minute mark favored Omega, securing a wipeout before going for the death push to pull off a 24-29 come-from-behind series clincher.

Kiel “Kielvj” Hernandez continued to flourish in his new role in the midlane with a 7-4-9 KDA on the Julian while Christian “Raizen” Sumagui had a 7-7-5 line on the Fanny pick.

Donut had a monster game of 14-5-8 while H2wo finished with a 8-6-9 line which all went for naught as NXPE failed to force a deciding Game 3.

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