At the end of the day, one team shall rise, and one shall fall.
The first ever OMEN by HP Gaming Tournament took place over the weekend, and boy, was it an intense affair.
A total of 264 teams took part in the Defense Of The Ancients 2 (DOTA2) tournament, powered by computer brand HP’s latest cutting-edge laptop range – the OMEN by HP
After a nerve-wrecking one-round knockout qualifying round using the online O.M.E.N. bracket system (online qualifier where matches are arranged automatically by the system), the field was trimmed down to four teams: CR1Stratos
and chin yun choi gaming
The four semi-finalists then invaded TGV One Utama on 12 August for an on-ground death match – right before the live viewing of The International 2017, the most prestigious DOTA2 tournament on the planet.
In the first semi-final, CR1Stratos defeated chin yun choi gaming. In the second semi-final match, genesis then edged out play4fun to book a place in the final.
In the end, CR1Stratos emerged as the winner, beating genesis 2-0 in a best of three series.
For their troubles, the five-man team walked away with a RM10,000 cash prize
while genesis pocketed RM6,000. The losing semi-finalists - play4fun and chin yun choi gaming – each brought home RM2,000.
The inaugural OMEN by HP Gaming Tournament was organised in conjunction with the unveiling of HP’s brand new powerful gaming laptop OMEN.
(We listed down eight reasons
why you should splurge all your money on one)
For more information on the OMEN by HP, head on over to their official website