Pinoy Legends of Runeterra Player Clinches Third Place at Japanese Tournament
Pinoy Legends of Runeterra (LoR) player Leif “Sefcherry” Pingol clinched a third-place finish at a Japanese LoR tournament last Tuesday, January 25, 2022.
The Home of the Aces player joined the 海老江邦敬 (Kunitaka Ebie)’s Weekly Trend Cup vol.51, a one-deck, single-elimination tournament that featured 64 players from all over the APAC region. He used a Piltover & Zaun – Shadow Isles Corina Sentinel deck which featured the follower Corina Veraza working with Kindred, Elise, and Vi.
“I feel great and excited on [placing top 3]. Ever since open-server tournaments were gone, there’s not a lot of tournaments for SEA players to join, kaya sobrang excited ako na sumali sa (hence why I’m super excited I joined the) [海老江邦敬 (Kunitaka Ebie)’s Weekly Trend Cup vol.51],” Sefcherry described what he felt after placing top 3 in the Japanese tournament.
Meanwhile, the champion of the tournament was a player who went by the name RD 페타 while the second place went to Kienxun. He also shared the third-place position with a player named hamachan.
This tournament came right after the APAC region merged to become the Asia-Pacific Shard last January 19.
“The APAC server has a lot of strong players, lalo na sa Korea and Japan. Nakaka-excite kasi mas madami na ulit tayong makakalaban from different countries na malalakas. Magandang experience din (The APAC server has a lot of strong players, especially in Korea and Japan. It’s exciting we’re finally getting to play against strong players from different countries. It’s a good experience too),” Sefcherry commented.
The merge also meant that the upcoming seasonal tournament will also be unified and become tougher, which Sefcherry is optimistic about.
“I’ve been looking forward to this coming seasonal tournament, mukhang madugo tong first seasonal (this first seasonal will be bloody),” Sefcherry stated. “Dati kasi sa SEA, ilang bansa lang naman yung madalas na nagddominate, [players] from the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia. Pero ngayon kasama na natin Korea tsaka Japan. Syempre Team Philippines tayo (Before in SEA, only a few countries dominate the region, players from the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia. But now, we also have Korea and Japan in our ranks. However, we’re still Team Philippines).”
With that said, the next seasonal tournament would be the Magic Misadventures Seasonal Tournament. For more information about which countries are part of the Asia-Pacific Shard, you can read our report here.
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