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Two major Axie Infinity esports tournaments are happening in the Philippines this week. From Nov. 17 to 18, the biggest on-site Axie Infinity tournament in the Philippines – Axie Open Manila, BitPinas reporters Nathan Cajuday and Shiela Bertillo are on-site at Ayala Circuit Mall to report.
This is the first minor in Esports Grant 3 and there is a $120,000 USD prize (paid in AXS and worth around ₱7 million). 256 players have participated and went head-to-head on-site in Makati.
BitPinas is on the event site to cover the tournament:
11 AM – Moments before the championship tournament starts:
11:43 AM: The first game highlight for Top 16 players:
Chan5539 of MMG (Black shirt) vs Thunderstruck of MVP (White shirt)
Chan5539, Christian Panganiban in real life, was the recent Cabsycon champion.
GAME RESULT: 3-1, in favor of Thunderstruck, he advances to Round 2.
12:14 PM Out of the players left in the Top 8 rounds of the tournament, there is only 1 Pinoy player left
12:58 PM The first game highlight for Top 8 players:
CONSIGLIERE of CTG vs SPAMANDRICE of QU3ST
GAME RESULT: 3-2, in favor of SPANANDRICE, he advances to the Semi-Finals.
1:41 PM ELAHZUL of MMG vs TEEMO of QU3ST
GAME RESULT: 3-1 in favor of ELAHZUL, he advances to the Semi-Finals.
1:50 PM The third game highlight for Top 8 players:
THUNDERSTRUCK of MVP vs ZRATUSTRA of QU3ST
GAME RESULT: 3-2 in favor of ZRATUSTRA, he advances to the Semi-Finals.
2:06 PM LOOK: ZELIASER of YGG and XERO of MT8
They went here to compete, but they both didn’t make it.
They are now the shoutcasters for the final game in the quarterfinals round.
2:36 PM The fourth game highlight for Top 8 players:
MARTINSUUUU of JMWILDCARDS vs TRICKZYGGSEA of YGG
GAME RESULT: 3-1 in favor of MARTINSUUUU, he advances to the Semi-Finals.
3:13 PM Semi-Finals Round Match 1:
SPAMANDRICE of QU3ST (right) vs ELAHZUL of MMG (left)
Current standing: 2-2, unto the final and deciding game.
3:22 PM SPAMANDRICE will be the first challenger to qualify for the Final Championship Match of the Axie Infinity Open Manila 2022
3:44 PM Semi-Finals Round Match 2: ZARATUSTRA of QU3ST (left) vs MARTINSUUUU of JMWILDCARDS (right)
Zaratustra draws first blood, but Martinsuuuu tied the match, 1-1.
4:22 PM Adding two consecutive wins, ZARATUSTRA will advance to the Finals Championship Match.
He will face SPAMANDRICE in a best-of-7 finals round, the one last battle before one of them takes home ₱1.5 million prize.
4:31 PM Battle of the Almost
4:51PM: ELAHZUL surrenders during the 4th game of the match as his birthday gift to MARTINSUUU
Martin went home as 3rd placer.
5:00 PM: Championship Match
SPAMANDRICE vs ZARATUSTRA both from QU3ST Esports
5:08 PM: SPAMANDRICE draws first blood 1-0
5:21 PM 3-0 in favor of SMAPANDRICE
SPAMANDRICE is one win away from winning the Axie Infinity Manila Open 2022 Championship.
5:24: The Hidden Team
5:30 PM: SPAMANDRICE IS THE AXIE INFINITY MANILA OPEN 2022 CHAMPION
5:36 PM: MESSAGE FROM JEFF ZIRLIN
This article is published on BitPinas: Event Recap – Axie Open Manila 2022