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Omega Esports books M2 UB spot after Group B sweep

by Drew Malihan

MANILA - Omega Esports secure their place in the upper bracket in the M2 World Championships after sweeping the competition in the group stage on Monday, January 18.

The MPL-PH Season 6 runners-up opened their campaign with a 2-0 dealing of MPL-MY/SG champions Todak before dominating Cambodian outfit Impunity KH with another 2-0 sweep.

Omega started their M2 road on a strong note as theyMalaysian side in the early game with a 20-3 first match with only Hadjuzy and YellyHaze falling down and Heath's tanky Jawhead doing the dirty job for an MVP-worthy 1/0/11 KDA.

The Filipino quintet showed in the second game that they can also endure and take hits into the late game as they punish Todak in a 20-11 win in the second match.

It was the Hadjizy show as his Yi Sun-shin took most of the kills and buffs with a 9/1/5 KDA for Omega while limiting the damage from Ciku and 4Meyz.

The five entered their game against Impunity as the favorites as Impunity took a beating earlier at the hands of Todak two games to none.

Omega dished their signature style of playing technical with less kills and more on the objectives as they limit themselves to 11 kills while only allowing the Cambodians to get three.

It was once again the Heath showcase as his Hilda starred with a 1/1/5 performance while taking most of the damage as Omega fielded a two-tank, two-marksman lineup with only YellyHaze's Selena as the only mage.

The Filipino dominance continues as they drafted solid in the second game en route to a dominant 21-4 outing in the second game, with KurtTzy now taking charge as the main damage dealer with his Lapu Lapu dishing seven kills and six assists.

Meanwhile, Todak and Impunity were sent to the lower bracket as they were scheduled to fight the third and second placers in Group C on Wednesday.

MPL-PH champions Bren Esports will see action tomorrow in Group C with their first match against Japan's 10 Seconds Gaming Frost before an MPL Invitational finals rematch with Alter Ego.

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