After a long and difficult path through SERLC, we were greeted by an exciting Playoff phase!
The first match of the semi-finals had VeNoM Gaming (who picked up Bread eSports before the seventh matchday of League play) confidently winning against Fort Templar Titans with a 3-1 result, while the other match of the Playoffs surprised us. Fort Templar Renegades with the dangerous player Tokyo in their roster, as well as hoodied, whom we already know as last season's champion, were the favorites in this one. However, ZZZ eSports sweeped them with a clean 3-0 win, fighting their way all to the finals!
After their defeat in the semi finals, Fort Templar Renegades decided to forfeit the 3rd place match, giving away the position to the Titans, leaving us to finish this season with the Grand Finals.
VeNoM and ZZZ have already given us a fantastic match series in the League play phase. Back then, everything seemed to be going ZZZ's way, but VeNoM gathered the last atoms of their strength and turned the result to their advantage. However, the finals painted a completely different picture, as ZZZ started the series very aggressively right off the bat, leaving VeNoM shocked as it seems.
Apart from the attacking strategy, ZZZ have to be praised for their incredible consistency in rotations, shots and passes, which they used to overpower VeNoM gaming. The first match of the BO7 series already showed the dominance of ZZZ eSports, and by the end of the second match, it seemed that VeNoM gaming are standing completely lost against this opponent. The rest of the series is already history, and we can't skip mentioning the player who, as it seems, did most of the work: Scream.
With his outstanding performance, he has removed every doubt, and showed that he wants the Southeast Europe Champion title. With 8 goals in the finals, he showed his class, but also proved why has qualified for three RLCS Regional Events in the past.
ZZZ eSports have been awarded with 200€, while VeNoM gaming is getting a 100€ prize. The consolation price of 2000c will be given to Fort Templar Titans.