|The 2018 PGS Spring Split of the former GPL runner-up Mineski. Pro Gaming Series|
By Ozzy Alaba
MANILA -- Revenge is now sweet for Mineski.
Mineski finally got its payback on Team Manila Eagles as the latter beat the defending champions, 2-1 to notch their first regular season best-of-three set win in the 2018 Bacchus PGS Spring Split on Friday.
The former Worlds contestant, being defeated by TME in the 2017 PGS Summer Finals (Rampage 2017) through a reverse sweep, 3-2 managed to bounce back from a 48-minute Game 2 loss as they built up a huge 6,000-gold advantage in the 18th minute of the final game, which helped claim the W.
Kwon Jun-seok and Eric Allen Gubatan carried the utmost weight for MSK, garnering most of the kills for the team in the three straight games.
Kwon and Gubatan also successfully got enough support from his squad as the bot lane duo of Bae Yong-jun and Gerald Gianne Gelacio stepped up really big, leading the onslaught of MSK in a clash in the 23rd minute of Game 1, which merely cost the base of their opponents.
As usual, the two teams started the first game in calmness.
Both teams established a tight contest for the gold advantage for almost 8 minutes, not until a clash broke in the 17th minute, with Mineski winning through 4 kills and two towers destroyed in the same minute bracket until TME called GG in over 26 minutes.
TME then reversed the momentum in the second game as Robert Dan Mansilungan, playing as a hyper-carry Kog’Maw got fed in the final ticks, which led to a triple kill in a clash for the Elder Dragon in the 48th minute.
But Mineski repulsed it in the third game as Kwon and Gubatan came along the way, teaming up for a first blood in the jungle, which started things get to roll in their favor.
MSK then continued to extend their margin in the 20th minute as MSK won the clash, 4-2 in the Baron Nashor pit, signaling the end of the series with a GG in 26 minutes.
MSK will face the returning Infuzed eSports on Saturday, while TME tries to come back against top-tier Imperium Pro Team this Friday.
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