Malaysia vs. Canada was a crucial match-up for Group F in the Hearthstone Global Games series. Both teams were undefeated and were performing tremendously well in the group. Canada has already secured a place in the round of 24 due to their tiebreaker score. However, Malaysia needed to get a win to proceed onto the next stage along with Canada.
Team Malaysia captain Justin ‘ChongEr’ Chong is one of the most accomplished Southeast Asian players; he finished within the top 4 in all of the SEA Majors. He’s also joined by his ex-compatriot from M8 Gaming, Jenson ‘ReVengeCCS’ Chan, Wesley ‘Gilgamesh’ Phun, and Zi Song ‘lalasong’ Hee to represent the country.
After an arduous match against Canada, Malaysia placed first in Group F with a 3-0 victory, making them the first SEA team to proceed into the second stage of the Hearthstone Global Games. The Southeast Asian country is now placed first in Group F with a 12-5 record. Both teams will be joined by USA, Italy and Ukraine in the next round of the competition.
Southeast Asia has been restricted to playing amongst themselves with a lot of the SEA Majors tournaments but as far as being on the global stage, they haven’t have had a lot of opportunity. Malaysia has proven that the teams from South East Asia are able to affirm their spot in the global stage with this victory.
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