ESL One Thailand has come to an end with a hard fought best-of-five grand final between TNC Predator and BOOM Esports.
While BOOM Esport delivered the big surprise of the tournament, reaching the grand finals after eliminating Fnatic in the lower bracket finals, TNC have also impressed, given the fact that they’ve struggled to stay at the top after their Major victory at MDL Chengdu in November 2019. With most of their players having to compete with ridiculous ping in the online format, TNC reached only one grand final since Chengdu and today’s series for a shot at the ESL One Thailand title stared rather disastrous for them, as BOOM had a Terrorblade first draft and managed to outlast TNC’s Phantom Assassin-Magnus early aggression to close game one with a rampage by Randy “Dreamocel” Sapoetra on his flawless 13/0/1 TB.
However, TNC bounced back strong in game two with a Drow-Vengeful Spirit duo core, backed by a Mirana support, and evened the series to go neck and neck with BOOM up to the decisive game five. In the last match of the series, TNC put Park “March” Tae-won on his signature Venomancer and overwhelmed BOOM in all three lanes to take an early lead and they never gave it up. BOOM were fighting with a Morphling in the carry role and couldn’t stand against TNC’s Slark-Magnus-Void Spirit pressure, thus losing the title in a nail-biter grand final series.
ESL One Thailand final standings:
- 1st place: $50,000 – TNC Predator
- 2nd place: $25,000 – BOOM Esports
- 3rd place: $15,000 – Fnatic
- 4th place: $10,000 – Neon Esports
- 5th-6th place: $7,500 – T1, Sparking Arrow Gaming
- 7th-8th place: $5,000 – Motivate.Trust Gaming, Geek Fam
- 9th-10th place: $3,000 – Adroit Esports, Aster.Aries
- 11th-12th place: $2,000 – Team Trust, Question Mark