The Wild Rift SEA Icon Series 2021: Preseason has begun! And in Vietnam – one of the first seven locations of the famous eSports tournament Wild Rift SEA Icon Series 2021: Preseason, concluded on February 28th, 2021 with RSG crowned as champions after defeating Divine eSports (DV) in the finals. All the matches were streamed on Youtube, Facebook, and Tiktok, where thousands of Wild Rift fans from all around the globe watched and cheered for their favorite teams.
As the champions of the Vietnam series, RSG will get to compete in the Wild Rift Southeast Icon Series: Summer season. This will be an eight-week competition along with the other victors of the other regions and compete to be the first regional champions. Finishing by a final margin of 3-2, RSG’s victory was quite a tale. Divine eSports finished as the runners of the tournament. Burst The Sky (BTS) and Team Flash (FL) fought for 3rd place. It was a one-sided performance shown by BTS which resulted in a 2-0 win over Team Flash.
Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Preseason Vietnam: As it happened
Players were not playing in the same place and in front a live crowd due to the Covid-19 situations. However, it did not affect the quality of the games at all. The series featured nail-biting moments which any Wild Rift fan will absolutely love. Every team was imbued with passion and desire to win the game. Desperation plays were seen almost everywhere: backdoors, baron steals, picks, team fights, hype casting, etc. And as expected from a game that is ended by a do-or-die game, it is nerve-wracking and an absolute bloodbath of a series. Here’s how the games went in the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series 2021: Preseason Vietnam.
Third Place: Burst The Sky vs Team Flash
This was nothing but a one-sided battle. Burst The Sky won the battle by a 2- 0 margin, outwitting the Team Flash the entire duration of the matches. They were always a step ahead, and despite losing some fights, they still made some good moves to come back. Team Flash showed bad decision-making and did not do enough to beat Burst The Sky for third place. So, Burst The Sky was crowned as 3rd placers for the tournament. Here’s how the matches for third place went down.
Game 1: Burst The Sky won
- Burst The Sky– Minas used Camille, TF used Lee Sin, T3 used Aurelion Sol, Yunero used Miss Fortune, and Akeno used Braum.
- Team Flash– Sai used Kennen, Joyce used Olaf, Letina used Gragas, Dyling used Corki, and glorYD used Alistar.
In this match, Team Flash had a pretty good lead early on. However, they made some bad decisions in the game which led to them losing the lead. Burst The Sky capitalized on it and eventually outplayed Team Flash throughout the game. Team Flash made some good plays later, but that wasn’t enough.
T3 was crowned MVP. in this match. He played very well, had the most team fight participation, most gold, and made plays to win the game for his side
Game 2: Burst The Sky won
- Burst The Sky– Minas used Gragas, TF used Olaf, T3 used Aurelion Sol, Yunero used Kai’Sa, and Akeno used Lulu.
- Team Flash- Sai used Malphite, Joyce used Wukong, Letina used Corki, Dyling used Miss Fortune, and glorYD used Alistar.
Everyone in Burst The Sky performed well, and despite getting behind, they were still able to make it back to the game. Overall, solid performance was shown by Burst The Sky in this round. Their macro and strategy outwitted Team Flash, while Team Flash’s over over-aggression cost them this match.
TF was crowned the MVP. Solid performance overall. His Olaf was key to Burst The Sky’s victory, having the most kills on the game and securing all the objectives that spawned in the game.
Finals: Divine eSports vs RSG
As the main event of the stream and the tournament, the finals surely did not disappoint. The BO5 series ended up with a 3-2 score. All the games were intense and both teams most definitely performed. Here’s how the matches in the finals went down.
Game 1: Divine eSports won
- Divine eSports- Kuzan used Akali, Nheo used Jarvan IV, Coyote used Annie, Hope1 used Miss Fortune, and Covina used Lulu.
- RSG- Dark used Olaf, Cozy used Lee Sin, Trumhp1408 used Ziggs, Iamsu used Corki, and Nam used Alistar.
The first match was very action-packed and nerve-wracking. Both teams performed well, tried to outwit, and outplay each other. However, Divine eSports came out winning ways.
Hope1 was crowned MVP with an impressive KDA of 11-1-15. Absolutely perfect positioning and getting several badges such as Most Damage as well. Solid performance.
Game 2: RSG won
- Divine eSports- Kuzan used Camille, Nheo used Jarvan IV, Coyote used Annie, Hope1 used Miss Fortune, and Corina used Lulu.
- RSG- Dark used Olaf, Cozy used Lee sin, Trumhp1408 used Orianna, Iamsu used Kai’Sa, and Nam used Alistar.
The second match turned out to be more intense and action-packed than the first match. It was intense from the first minute until the end and was unpredictable – when you thought one team was winning, something happens, and the other team comes with a play to turn the game around. It was a roller-coaster of emotions in this match.
Trumhp1408 was crowned MVP. No doubt, because he absolutely saved RSG with the most clutch play we have seen on a Wild Rift pro game before. KDA is 6-1-10.
Game 3: Divine eSports won
- Divine eSports- Kuzan used Gragas, Nheo used Jarvan IV, Coyote used Orianna, Hope1 used Kai’Sa, and Covina used Nami.
- RSG- Dark used Olaf, Cozy used Xin Zhao, Trumph1408 used Corki, Iamsu used Miss Fortune, and Nam used Lulu.
In this match, RSG was completely out drafted by Divine eSports, resulting in a dominant win. Their team fight power was much superior compared to RSG and they executed it perfectly. RSG couldn’t do anything in the mid-game but get overwhelmed by the Divine eSports’s AoE damage and CC. Still, a good break after the 2 intense games that these 2 teams have shown.
Coyote was crowned MVP. Despite having a backseat playstyle. He has played very consistently the whole series. Good performance by him, also joining the most teamfights in the game. KDA is 6-2-13.
Game 4: RSG won
- Divine eSports- Dark used Akali, Cozy used Vi, Trumph1408 used Ziggs, Iamsu used Kai’Sa, and Nam used Braum
- RSG- Kuzan used Gragas, Nheo used Wukong, Coyote used Annie, Hope1 used Miss Fortune, and Covina used Lulu.
The 4th match was once again full of action, turnarounds, and a more exciting ending in the series. After getting absolutely hammered by Divine eSports’s team fight last game, RSG came up with a team fight comp of their own and it was a bloodbath. The ending was insanely unexpected. After having RSG’s carry picked off and their own base destroyed, RSG came off with a plan and it was their last resort. Cozy sneaked into the enemy base, his teammates teleported to him, and before Divine eSports could come back in time, it was all over.
Trumhp1408 was crowned as MVP. In the 2 wins of RSG, he was crowned as MVP, insane player. Not only that, he dealt 33.5% of his team’s damage this game.
Game 5: RSG won
- Divine eSports- Kuzan used Akali, Nheo used Wukong, Coyote used Annie, Hope1 used Kai’Sa, and Covina used Lulu.
- RSG- Dark used Olaf, Cozy used Jarvan IV, Trumhp1408 used Ziggs. Iamsu used Miss Fortune, and Nam used Gragas.
Since it is a game where the championship is on the line, both teams performed to their fullest limits. Moreover, it was an absolute bloodbath, and desperation plays were everywhere. However, despite Divine eSports being a king of team fight comps being like that throughout the series caused a problem for RSG. Nevertheless, RSG gave a tough fightback and put up a team fight comp of their own. Therefore, this match-changing decision won them the game.
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