Impossibly, the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational is still going. It has been 5 games since the first team qualified for match point, and nobody’s secured that championship win yet. With another round already underway, here’s our recap of the finals so far.
Team 789 had a rough start in game 1 of the finals. Two-thirds of the Russian team went down in a rough gunfight near the end of the match. That’s when Elvira “Esdesu” Terimova went into overdrive, keeping her squad alive with some terrifying Hammerpoint P2020 plays. Soon after that, 789 were back on their feet. Esdesu carried her team to a convincing win in game 1.
Succubus’ Iván “Kryp” Cuesta Mendez almost secured his team a top 2 spot in game 2. Kryp hid in terrain for a remarkably long time while Penta and Na’Vi fought nearby at Artillery. That type of bush play evolved into a form of art for various players who had the misfortune of losing squadmates early. Ultimately, game 2 of the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational finals went to team PENTA.
Na’Vi got their revenge in game 3 by pushing into a heavily reinforced position held by team 789 near the Wraith Town Takeover. With some aggressive flanks, Na’Vi took over the high ground and the win. 789 kept their bad luck streak going in game 4, where they were eliminated early on by Rogue. This was followed by Rogue Chris ”Sweetdreams” Sexton looting their deathboxes and exclaiming, “They have a f*cking Kraber. These kids are literally insane.” A remark of great respect, certainly.
G2 Esports came from behind to take games 4 and 5 of the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational finals. After game 5, teams Navi, G2, and PENTA were already at match point, with 57, 54, and 50 points respectively. At 45 points, 789 was next in line for a win condition. Consequently, they played very carefully in game 6, sneaking around almost to the end. They were also in a lobby with three other teams already eligible to win, however. Engaging and possibly denying an early tournament end was, therefore, also a priority. They did just that, securing a top 2 spot and match point eligibility in the process. Game 6 went to Team SoloMid.
At the top of game 7 – which went to Wyvern – Respawn suddenly announced two new cosmetic reward types for ranked mode. Game 8 ended in an incredible 1v1 showdown between Gamer’s Romain “wSerious” Dittmann and Team SoloMid’s Phillip “ImperialHal” Dosen. ImperialHal had managed to hide through most of the final fight. He ultimately secured his team a 2nd place standing in the match. GamersOrigin won and went into game 9 with match point status. That game then went to team MVP, with FlyQuest coming in second place.
Stay tuned to Daily Esports for our upcoming recap of the final rounds of the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational!
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