SEA Games 2019 Esports Day 3: Singapore crash out of AoV, Dota 2

Esports at the SEA Games (Photo:" Yahoo Esports SEA)

Arena of Valor and Dota 2 finally get their time in the spotlight as the esports component of the SEA Games 2019 headed into Day 3 at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan, Manila.

Yahoo Southeast Asia looks at the results from Day 3, which wasn’t a good day for Team Singapore, although Malaysia and the Philippines saw their teams advance to the next round in AoV and Dota 2 respectively.

Arena of Valor

Mobile MOBA Arena of Valor was split into two groups for the qualifying rounds played on Saturday, 7 December. 

Thailand’s Workpoint Fighting Fish and Vietnam’s Mocha ZD Esports were tied at the top of Group A at 7 points each at the end of the day, after winning two games and drawing one each.

As a result, both The Philippines and Myanmar from Group A were eliminated from the tournament.

Thailand and Vietnam then had to play a tiebreaker to determine first seeding, with Workpoint Fighting Fish winning the tiebreaker 1-0.

Meanwhile, in Group B, the day ended with Indonesia’s EVOS Esports, Malaysia’s Ikan Mashin and Laos’ Hobby Computer tied at the top with 5 points each.

Based on the rulebook, Malaysia, whose team spent the least time in-game, would have to compete against the winner of a separate tiebreaker between Indonesia and Laos, and were thus guaranteed a spot in the play-offs. 

Indonesia’s EVOS Esports managed to defeat Laos, before eventually overcoming Malaysia to claim first seeding, leaving Laos and Singapore out of the running. 

The first seed of each group advances to the upper bracket while the second seed will meet each other in the lower bracket. 

Dota 2

For the grand dame of MOBAs, Dota 2 was split into two groups for the qualifying rounds played on Saturday. 

In Group A, Team Thailand and Vietnam’s 496 Gaming were tied at the top with two wins and a draw each, with 496 Gaming claiming first seeding after a tiebreaker.

The results meant Malaysia and Singapore were both eliminated from Dota 2.

Meanwhile in Group B, favourites Team Adroit, representing the Philippines, secured top spot at 7 points, after winning two games and drawing one.

Team Laos came in second at 6 points with two wins and a loss, which meant both Myanmar and Indonesia would be going home. 

The first seed of each group advances to the upper bracket while the second seed will meet each other in the lower bracket.