The South Asian November Six Major finals once again saw the top two teams in the region- MercenarieZ and Union Gaming– compete against each other. But after a thrilling best-of-five series, MercenarieZ finally came out as the South Asian November Six Major Champions!
With crucial Six Invitational points on the line, Union Gaming was eyeing out to secure their SI’ 2021 spot by taking the November ‘Mini-Major’. However, their arch-rivals, MercenarieZ weren’t very keen to give up that easily.
MercenarieZ were the first team to qualify for the November Major finals, beating MonkaS in the semi-finals with a clean 2-0 scoreline. On the other hand, Union Gaming, being the favorites of this tournament, had quite a rocky start against L2K. But, in the end, UG managed to secure their place in the finals, by winning their last map Villa with a very slim margin (8-6).
This meant a rematch of Union Gaming & MercenarieZ were once in place. And MrcZ had a chance to take their revenge by stealing the SI points from UG and ultimately stopping them from going to the Six Invitationals.
And the hyped Grand Finals didn’t disappoint us at all, as it was everything a Siege fan loves and anticipates to experience. The bo5 series was a marathon of a match as it continued for almost 6 hours, however, with some disruptions in between. We saw UG take the early lead, with a comfortable 7-4 win on Clubhouse. However, it wasn’t all one-sided, as MrcZ came back strong, winning Consulate in a convincing manner.
This back and forth fight continued between the two teams, with UG taking Themepark next, and MrcZ winning on Kafe. This meant the game went on to the fullest, reaching the decider map: Oregon. And the records already favored MrcZ, as they didn’t lose Oregon since the last August Major and won it four times.
Starting in their Attack, MercenarieZ proved their dominating form on Oregon, grabbing the first four rounds very swiftly. Although, UG did try to pull it back, taking two defense rounds in the end. But all of UG’s effort just wasn’t enough in the end, as MercenarieZ snatched the victory and earned their SA November Six Major trophy with a close 3-2 scoreline.
MercenarieZ will be grabbing their share of $7,500 USD from the $15,000 total prize pool, and 275 SI points, although not enough to secure a spot in SI’ 2021. At the same time, it is really unfortunate for Union Gaming, as they were on the verge of qualifying for the Six Invitational, but failed to do so in the end. As a result, MIBR will now advance to the SI’ 2021 by securing a top 16th place in the global standings.
But not to worry, as the South Asian region is just getting warmed up. There will still be a lot of opportunity for all the teams in the future, so we wish them all the luck!