OMO Abyssinian bags second place in Pokémon UNITE World Championship 2023
Filipino Pokémon UNITE fans rejoice!
OMO Abyssinian bagged a second-place finish in the recent Pokémon UNITE World Championship 2023 at Yokohama, Japan.
OMO Abyssinian’s Pokémon UNITE roster is composed of Jose “Jrabsnt” Liban. Luis “Luisss” Felizarte, Michael “Miva” Ocio, Joshua “Shua” Leon, and Joe “TempezT” Maghanoy.
The Filipino Pokémon UNITE representatives started their tournament campaign with an undefeated run in the group stage, going 2-0 in Group F by beating Team YT and UD Vessuwan.
In the playoffs, they defeated their first opponent, 00 Nation, before succumbing to their eventual grand final opponent Luminosity in the upper bracket semis, pushing them down to the lower bracket of the tournament. From there, they clawed their way towards the grand final, beating the likes of Akjil, Mjk, and Oyasumi Makuro, before they, unfortunately, lost once again to Luminosity in a 3-0 sweep.
As the tournament’s first runner-up, OMO Abyssinian will take home USD $75,000 out of the USD $500,000 prize pool.
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