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Smart Omega, Blacklist International punch way into Garena’s CODM Regional Qualifier playoffs

10:11 PM October 13, 2021

Philippine CODM bets Smart Omega Esports and Blacklist International.Ultimate have officially booked a spot in the playoffs of this year’s CODM Garena Regional Qualifiers.

This comes after the grueling group stages games came to a close last night with Smart Omega collecting 10 points and enough for a third seed finish in Group A. Blacklist on the other hand, garnered a total of 7 points for the 4th seed in Group B.

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Photo from Garena CODM’s Facebook page

The CODM Garena Regional Qualifiers playoffs will see teams square off in a best of five, single-elimination format. That means there will be no room for error for the teams in contention for they will be immediately eliminated upon a series loss.

Being the third seed in Group A grants Smart Omega the chance to face Group B’s second seed and 5-time Indonesian champions Dunia Games (DG) Esports. On the other hand, Blacklist International.Ultimate finishing as the fourth seed of Group B means they will be facing Group A’s first seed and Thailand champions Sharper Esport.

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(Additional note: If both Smart and Blacklist win their first series, they will face each other in the semifinals of the tournament)

Screenshot from Garena CODM’s live stream

The regional meet pits all Southeast Asian CODM teams vying for a slot for CODM’s World Championship later this year. Only the champions of this tournament gets to represent Garena and Southeast Asia against teams from all around the world with a prizepool of 2 million USD.

The playoffs runs through on October 16 and 17. All matches can be watched live on Garena CODM’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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