Team SMG Secures Top 3 Finish at PNXBET Invitationals SEA S2

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Team SMG showcased an incredible performance as they defeated Galaxy Racer in a 2-0 sweep.

Galaxy Racer’s lower bracket run is over as they are eliminated from the tournament.

SMG will now proceed for a rematch with Motivate.Trust Gaming in the lower bracket finals, while OB. Esports is already waiting in the grand finals.


Team SMG showcased an incredible performance as they defeated Galaxy Racer (GXR) in a 2-0 sweep, ultimately ending GXR’s run in the PNXBET Invitationals Southeast Asia Season 2. In its previous series, Team SMG was relegated to the lower bracket after losing to Motivate.Trust Gaming with a 2-1 score. The team will now proceed for a rematch with the Thai squad in the lower bracket finals, while OB Esports x Neon is already waiting in the grand finals. Both of these series will take place tomorrow on 25th July 2021.

Team SMG vs Galaxy Racer: PNXBET Invitationals SEA S2

Recap:

The first game of the series witnessed complete dominance from Team SMG. During the laning stage, Galaxy Racer made tons of misplays, which SMG took advantage of and they managed to pick up kills all over the map. With an aggressive approach, the team took control of the map and gained a good net worth boost. Despite a few potential comeback fights from GXR, SMG remained intact and emerged victorious after 26 minutes.

The second game showcased an almost similar pattern to game one. In the early phase, SMG and GXR had multiple clashes but SMG managed to always come out on top. The team had shown great chemistry as they consistently outplayed GXR in every engagement. Even though they had a few hiccups while pushing highground, SMG racked up their net worth lead and stomped the enemy’s base, causing GXR to tap out after 33 minutes.


Highlights:

Here are some of the highlights of the cracking series between Team SMG and Galaxy Racer.

Brackets

The current bracket for PNXBET Invitationals Southeast Asia (SEA) Season 2 is as follows.

PNXBET Invitationals Bracket

Team SMG had previously added Kam “Moon” Boon Seng in its roster before the start of The International 10 (TI10) Southeast Asia qualifier, but the team fell short of its expectations and failed to secure the final slot to TI10. Coming into the tournament, the team had shown improvement and an overall great synergy as they topped the group stage and is now ready to move on to the lower bracket finals.

SMG will proceed for a rematch with Motivate.Trust Gaming whom they had lost against in the upper bracket, while Galaxy Racer’s lower bracket run is over as they are eliminated from the tournament. The winner of the rematch will face OB.Neon in the grand final round of PNXBET Invitationals Southeast Asia Season 2 on 25th July 2021.

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