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Manila Cup 2017 is now finished and the event is a huge victory for the Filipino Tekken fans everywhere.

From left to right: James Dominic “IPT.Promilkid” Flores (MKXL Champion), Raphael Gancayco (Imperium Pro Team CEO), Alexandre “PBE.AK” Laverez (Tekken 7 Champion), Richard Brojan (PlayBook Esports CEO)

The local fighting game community got on their feet when the young Tekken prodigy Alexandre “PBE.AK” Laverez succeeded in being the country’s last line of defense against South Korean player Jeondding at Manila Cup 2017. In the tough Grand Finals set, r/Kappa sponsored Jeondding threatened to completely defeat the the Philippines’ Tekken community winning 2 matches straight with his main character Eddy Gordo. PBE.AK realized his Paul wasn’t working as well as he had hoped for, and made the switch to his usual substitute main Shaheen and scored a match of his own. In response to this switch, Jeondding decided to shake things up once more, pulled out his own substitute main Lucky Chloe and scored the final win to reset the bracket.

On the final set, PBE.AK made the switch once again to his personal favorite character Paul, placing his trust on the comfort pick to take down Jeondding’s pesky Lucky Chloe. The Paul switch worked out for PBE.AK, pulling him out of a close match with well placed lows that got Jeondding ducking right into his mids. After such a close match, Jeonding opted to stick with Lucky Chloe in the next one. That choice went against Jeondding, losing him the match after a 2-1 round lead over PBE.AK with two consecutive perfects. On the brink of losing the tournament, Jeondding made his final switch to Eddy Gordo which worked wonders against PBE.AK’s Paul in the earlier set. Unfortunately for PBE.AK had already made adjustments in his playstyle which tore down Jeondding’s Eddy three straight rounds for the 3-0 championship.

The rest of the results are as follows:

Champion: PBE.AK
2nd place: r/Kappa | Jeondding
3rd place: Elite.Psycho Melendez
4th place: Legion.Hapon
5th place: PBE.Doujin
5th place: Gourzaemon
7th place: Elite.Pica
7th place: Elite.SenDC

Though he may not have walked away with the championship, Jeondding fought valiantly at Manila Cup 2017 and showed our players his worth and the power that lies beyond tier lists. Hopefully, he gets to visit the country again and enjoy some games the community.

If you’re interested in re-watching the tournament, you can find pools at PlayBook’s YouTube channel and Top 8 at Team Spooky’s YouTube channel.

Congratulations to PBE.AK for winning Manila Cup 2017!

 

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