FROM the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League across Southeast Asia to the 2020 League of Legends Championship play-in, there's been no shortage of recent action for Esports fans.
Here are some of the biggest Esports stories from the past week in the Philippines and on the other side of the world.
Fan favorites Nexplay Solid (NXP) and Execration met one more time before entering the MPL playoffs in the Philippines, and NXP made sure to avoid repeating mistakes from the past.
NXP took a 2-1 win over bitter rival Execration on Friday night, making up for a late-game blunder against the same opponent that cost them the series in Week 3.
Led by Renejay’s Thamuz and H2wo’s Lancelot, NXP cruised to an easy 22-7 win in the first game, as the former earned MVP honors with six kills, five assists, and no deaths to his name.
Execration showed signs of life as they bucked an early onslaught from NXP to take the equalizer behind impressive performances by S4gitnu’s Yu Zhong and timely sets from Ch4knu’s Atlas.
But NXP’s much more balanced lineup in the third match proved to be the difference, as they rolled past Execration behind the brilliance of H2wo’s Roger.
NXP dominated the team clashes before securing the Lord kill in the 11th minute, which all but sealed the coffin for Execration.
Team Liquid, PSG Talon, Unicorns of Love, and LGD Gaming snagged the last four slots in the upcoming 2020 League of Legends World Championship group stage after the conclusion of its play-ins last 30 September.
Liquid and PSG Talon qualified for the main event by winning tiebreaker matches with Legacy and Unicorns of Love, respectively.
Unicorns of Love then qualified by beating SuperMassive Esports 3-0, while LGD earned the final slot by sweeping both Rainbow7 and Legacy to join the party, which starts on the weekend.
After last appearing in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 back in 2011, Bandai finally decided to bring back crowd favorite Kunimitsu for the upcoming Tekken 7 Season 4.
The new version of Kunimitsu is actually the daughter of the original character, who made her last cannon appearance back in Tekken 2 over 15 years ago.
Unlike her mother, which leaned on a single kunai for her attacks, this version of Kunimitsu wields both a kodachi and a tanto, giving her more flexibility for her attack. Some of her moves resemble those of Master Raven and Yoshimitsu - her main opponents in the trailer.