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All systems go for Smart Omega and Blacklist International as CODM’s Garena Regional Qualifier starts Thursday

09:45 PM October 05, 2021

Philippine representatives Smart Omega and Blacklist International are locked and loaded for Southeast Asia’s biggest CODM event as they enter the Garena Regional Qualifier head-on this Thursday, October 7.

The two teams secured their slot in the regional meet through last month’s PH Championship, marking their status as the top 2 CODM teams in the country. They will face champion and 1st-runner up teams from Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau alliance, Thailand, and Indonesia respectively.

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Smart Omega, former NRX Jeremiah and the defending Garena Regional Champions from over a year ago, are placed in Group A, the so-called “group of death,” with the kings of Thailand in Sharper Esports, Singapore 5-time champions ALMGHTY, 3-time Malaysian Champions Yoodo RSG, Indonesian Champions Rimo Sadewa, as well as Raptor.DNS, 1st-runners up of Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau.

On the other hand, Philippine Champions Blacklist International.Ultimate are slotted in Group B alongside newly crowned champions of Malaysia SEM9, Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau champions AFN Gaming, Thailand 1st runner-up, and CODM Garena Invitational Champion WDC Freeslot, 5-time Indonesian champions DG Esports, and Singapore 1st runners-up M42 Esports.

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The teams will battle each other on a round-robin point system basis with the top 4 teams from each group advancing and figuring it out in the playoffs.

Both Philippine teams see action on the 7th and 8th respectively, with Smart Omega taking on their much-heralded rivals ALMGHTY of Singapore while Blacklist opens their tournament with a tilt against WDC Freeslot of Thailand. All matches will be live streamed on Garena’s Facebook page and YouTube channel respectively.

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