Team Flash, Adonis Esports and Box Gaming have emerged after one and a half month of swiss rounds from AOG Spring 2019 group stages.
AOG Spring Grand Finals was held at the 7th military stadium at Ho Chi Minh City. With over thousands of Garena AOV fans coming from all over the region. The stage is all set for all teams and for Team Flash to defend the previous champion title from AOG Winter 2018.
‘AOG Spring Grand Finals at 7th Military Stadium, Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)’
‘Fans queueing up to be seated since 10 AM’
With the burning passion of supporters and fans, our Team Flash AOV line up consisted of…
FL.XB (Mage/Mid), FL.Gau (Warrior/Top), FL.ADC (Jungle), FL.ProE (Support/Bottom), FL.Datkoii (ADC/Bottom), and our shadow 6th man, FL.Elly (ADC, Bottom). Coached by FL.Somber.
‘From left to right: FL.XB, FL.ADC, FL.Datkoii, Top (Manager), FL.ProE, FL.Gau, FL.Somber (Coach), FL.Elly’
‘AOG Spring 2019 Grand Final tournament bracket’
‘From left to right, BOX Gaming, Team Flash, Adonis Esports’
The first match of the day was featured between Adonis Esports versus Box Gaming in the best of 3 rounds, and Box Gaming won Adonis Esports by 2-0 and proceed as grand finalist.
It was best of 7 matches for the grand final to deter the champion of the whole tournament.
‘The sword of the AOG champion’
Game one, Team Flash won with 1-0.
On game 2, Box Gaming’s Ban/Pick surprizes us and FL.XB did a slight mistake by being caught off guard, hence given ‘First Blood’ to the opponent. Box Gaming managed to steal the second game via snowballing. Score 1-1.
‘FL.Gau using Superman’
At this point of time, our players are slightly shaken by the lost. And proceeding with game 3, which Box Gaming’s counter pick against our Superman strategy, and BOX player PS Man, Ara and Akashi did amazing coordinated kills during a team fight, and we lost our third game. Score 1-2.
We were disorientated, and need a breakthrough to amend the scores, hence lane pushing hero strategy were used on game 4, but no avail. BOX managed to cut through the defense like butter, and game 4 ended quickly. Score 1-3, one more win required by BOX to win this tournament.
‘BOX Gaming winning game 4 with the leading score of 3-1’
‘A moment of silence from Flazers when at a losing score of 1-3’
Every soul in Flash fans/supporters went quiet. But deep inside everyone’s heart, we pray hard for Team Flash’s come back.
Team players were going through mental duress which Somber, the coach, made a judgemental call to substitute FL.Datkoii to FL.Elly.
‘With calmness and experience, FL.Somber made a game changing call before the game 5’
‘FL.Elly, our youngest but most talented player for Team Flash AOV’
At game 5, with FL.Elly’s different play style and crazy skill shot accuracy, he managed to deal tons of damage to opponent AD Carry, and Fighter. One of the most important feat to bring back the team back into the game during the team fight. Score 2-3.
At game 6, winning from the previous game, the team morale increases and also based on the heroes pool ban/pick, as the game prolongs, BOX Gaming are running out of hero pool strategy to overthrown Team Flash.
A highlight kill that FL.ADC launches a surprise assassination to one of the BOX Gaming player. Score 3-3. Every Flash supporters go wild.
‘Crucial game 7 moment for Team Flash’
At game 7, with everything on the line. Both teams commit mistakes due to the stressed atmosphere, but we managed to secure a 2k gold lead. Came across some heart-stopping moments when BOX Gaming managed to steal a Bird and Tortoise from us and managed to restore the gold balance. FL.Elly misses some of his skill shots due to anxiety but managed to keep cool at critical fights.
The winning moment defined when FL.ProE, FL.ADC and FL,XB advanced and took a position at the bottom grass bush outside BOX’s base. When BOX.Akashi carelessly walks into them and got desecrated, which is the turning point of BOX Gaming losing the final engagement to Team Flash. Everyone in the stadium cheering with their hearts out.
‘Victory roar by FL.Elly’
‘One Team, One Flash’
We managed to secure the throne and we are back to back AOG Champion. The team managed to overcome themselves and their opponent from dire situations, exhausted.
With months of hard work, conviction, and beliefs. This is the true Esports spirit, the Flash spirit.
‘Team Flash is your AOG Spring 2019 champion’
You may watch the full Team Flash vs BOX Gaming video here
Special shoutout to respective partners and sponsors!
Garena for event photo source
Under Armour for competition apparel
Logitech gaming equipment for training
Fitlion for player’s organic supplement support
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Till then, we will train hard and see you at AOV World Cup!