PLDT and Smart’s Road to the Nationals Tekken 7 Finals at ESGS 2018
After numerous qualifiers around the country, the Road to the Nationals, brought to you by PLDT and Smart, will finally be reaching its conclusion at the Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit 2018 (ESGS 2018).
For Tekken 7, the Road to the Nationals held qualifiers in Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Marikina and Makati. The top players of each qualifier will be competing against each other on the end of the second day of ESGS 2018. Let’s take a look at the our players.
First of is our very own Francis “UFTC|Gogoy” Cabahug who won the Cebu qualifier held at First 5 Sports Lounge and Cafe. Gogoy is known for his outstanding (and naughty) playing style with Xiaoyu, which has brought him numerous championships in Cebu. He recently placed 13th at REV Major 2018, showing that his strength with the tricky Xiaoyu is the real deal.
Next is Team ArkAngel’s Jade “ArkAngel|Jaynine” Yasay, the winner of the Davao qualifier at Game Patch Davao. The newly sponsored player flew all the way to Davao and demonstrated his strength in the competition. Jaynine took a short break from Tekken but now he’s back and shows no rust getting in the way of his skill.
Raymond “Limitbreak” Sarte qualified from the Cagayan de Oro qualifier at Captain Poi’s Gamehouse. Limitbreak took a break for one year after starting a family. He has now marked his return by winning the qualifier over the local top player and his former Tekken student. Can he carry the momentum of his comeback to ESGS 2018?
Brothers-in-arms Alexandre “PBE|AK” Laverez and Andreij “PBE|Doujin” Albar of PlayBook Esports qualified by taking the top spots of the first Makati qualifier at PlayBook Video Game Lounge + Bookshop. These two players have constantly been fighting at the top of the Philippines Tekken community, sharpening each other in the process. Definitely the players to watch out for in the finals.
Qualifying from Marikina at Secret Base Gaming Lounge and Board Game Cafe is Juliano “Elite.Jules” Lozano. With his trusty Jin and Bob, he fought his way through the losers bracket and won with an impressive 6-0 run in the qualifier finals. His knowledge of the game shows in his play style, responding accordingly to whatever situation he faces in a match. Definitely a skill that anybody should look forward to seeing.
Finally, Jeff “Coffee Prinz” Gonzales and Ryan “SMAP.Tomahawk” Cocharo qualified from the second Makati qualifier at PlayBook Video Game Lounge + Bookshop. Coffee Prinz’s Steve has worked its magic numerous times in tournaments not just locally but overseas as well. Meanwhile, Tomahawk’s continuous grind here in the Philippines has finally brought him to the big stage where he can show off his mastery of King.
Catch these amazing players on the second day of ESGS 2018 for the finals of the Road to the Nationals. ESGS 2018 will be held at the SMX Convention Center on October 26-28, and tickets are available at SM Ticket Outlets. For those who can’t make it to the event, the matches will also be shown live on Aksyon TV.
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Posted by GG Network on Sunday, October 21, 2018