For the opening two weeks of the LoL Pacific Championship Series, Ahq eSports Club had remained unbeaten, racking up seven winning games across the two weeks of action. However, the team, which is based in Taiwan, saw their winning record shattered during week 3 of the tournament.
In what was a sobering weekend for the team, things began positively with a 1-0 victory over Nova Thai on Friday but on Saturday they suffered their first defeat when rivals for top spot in the table Talon picked up a victory in their contest. Sunday saw the team in action twice and a win over Hong Kong Attitude was then followed by a second defeat, this time to another Hong Kong-based team Machi 17.
In terms of results, it was a good weekend for both Talon and Machi Esports, with both teams winning all three of their games over the weekend, Kaiwing was the star man for the impressive Talon team, while Mission was the man to watch for Machi Esports.
However, for other teams, it was a mixed bag of results, or considerably worse than that. Ahq ended the weekend with three wins but two defeats, which means that they still remain at the top of the table, one win ahead of Talon Esports, although Talon do have a game in hand. Machi Esports have also picked up seven wins but have three defeats compared to two for Talon.
J Team woes continue
Despite a promising end to the second week of action when they managed to defeat second-placed Talon, J Team had a nightmarish weekend on the third week of action, losing all four of their games. The team was comprehensively outplayed in many games, especially by Nova Esports, where MixCroS provided one of the performances of the weekend in leading his team to victory.
However, there was positive news for one other team with a 100% record, this time a losing one as Resurgence finally ended their wait for a win when they surprised Liyab Esports to claim a victory on Saturday in a game that was held over from the first session. That win leaves them still bottom of the table, but now just one win (with a game in hand) over ninth-placed Hong Kong Attitude.
- Ahq Esports Club – 8-2
- Talon Esports – 7-2
- Machi Esports – 7-3
- Berjaya Dragons – 6-4
- Alpha Esports – 5-4
- Liyab Esports – 4-5
- Nova Esports – 4-6
- J Team – 4-6
- Hong Kong Attitude – 2-8
- Resurgence – 1-8
Performances of the Week
Unsurprisingly, the top of the table clash between Ahq and Talon was voted as the best game of the week, despite a slow start to the encounter. By the mid-point of the game, Talon had gained a degree of superiority in the clash which they never relinquished to hold on to the win.
The player of the week was Alpha Esports star Jungler Catjug. He was voted as their most valuable player in all three of their wins across the weekend including a stellar performance against Liyab Esports.
Images courtesy of LoL Pacific Championship Series