RRQ Hoshi failed to beat ECHO, representatives of the Philippines triumphed in M4.

Eighth day of the playoffs M4 World Championships be the end of the struggle of representatives of Indonesia. After defeating ONIC Esports, RRQ Hoshi failed to get past ECHO in the lower bracket final to get a place in the grand final.

In the match that was held at the Tennis Indoor Stadium, Senayan, on Saturday (14/1/2023), RRQ Hoshi had to admit ECHO’s superiority with a score of 1-3. The great performance of KarlTzy et al as a team and individually must be recognized as the difference in this match.


Kaja Yawi was too on point, ECHO won the first game from RRQ Hoshi

ECHO Yawi
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In the first game, ECHO managed to dominate the game from the early game. This is partly due to the great game from Yawi who plays Kaja.

Several times Yawi managed to kidnap RRQ’s important heroes using Kaja’s ultimate, Divine Judgment, which was very on point for the opponent’s core heroes, especially Skylar’s Beatrix.

Not to mention that in this game, ECHO plays Kadita and Yu Zhong with the battle spell Petrify which can take down any hero by combining them with Yu Zhong’s third skill combo, Furious Dive, and Kadita’s ultimate, Rough Waves.

This more or less succeeded in making it difficult for RRQ in developing their game, even though Alberttt et al were able to put up a fight. However, this was not enough to make them win.

The snowballing that ECHO did was even bigger and made RRQ no longer able to do much ahead of the match entering the 16th minute with a kill score of 17-6.


Countering each other in the draft pick, RRQ Hoshi won a fierce battle

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In the second game, a very fierce strategy battle took place in the hero pick draft phase. RRQ deliberately released Chou for Yawi to play by using Diggie from Vyn as his counter.

However, it turned out that Chou was played by KarlTzy as a jungler and they chose Hilda as the last pick to counter Diggie. This makes the fight difficult to predict.

In the early game, ECHO had the upper hand in terms of net worth, but RRQ didn’t take long to turn things around thanks to wins in several team fights and possession of Lord.

Through pressure from the second Lord in the 13th minute, RRQ managed to take advantage of ECHO’s condition, which lost many of its members, to draw the score at 1-1 with a kill score of 15-6.



The setup for the team fight was extraordinary, ECHO again excelled RRQ Hoshi

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In the third game, RRQ actually dominated the game in the early and mid game. Because they managed to get all the Turtles and some of the opponent’s Turrets.

However, ECHO managed to answer RRQ’s gameplay in the late game by setting up an extraordinary team fight for the Lord, by making Bennyqt’s Karrie a clean sweeper for the opponent’s back line.

The best example of this occurs in the team fight for the second Lord in the 14th minute. Moving from behind the juungle opponent, they managed to win the team fight.

Apart from getting Lord, Bennyqt’s Karrie managed to wipe out RRQ’s back line by dropping Skylar, Clay, and Vyn to make it easier for the team to apply pressure to the opponent’s base and ended the game in the 16th minute with a kill score of 18-11 to put them back ahead with score 2-1.


Franco Vyn didn’t answer, ECHO to the M4 grand final

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In the fourth game, RRQ again released Chou who belonged to Yawi. On the other hand, they got Franco for Vyn who is quite famous for his Iron Hook game.

It was once believed that they would be the difference in the game, but you could say that the two players were not the main stars of their team. This actually became the midlaners, namely Clay with Faramis and Sanji with his Pharsa.

Sanji’s unusual game with Pharsa which has been shown throughout M4 has really succeeded in making it difficult for RRQ to develop their game and win team fights. Not to mention seeing the flanking of Sanford’s Lapu-Lapu which tormented Skylar cs’ back line so much.

Maturity and initiation in carrying out team fights for Yawi cs are really decisive in this game. Even though RRQ had excelled in the early game, but entering the late game, this belonged to the Filipino representative.

Until finally in the 18th minute, the team fight for the third Lord was the end of everything. Merely by taking down R7’s Gloo and knocking out all RRQ players, even if Lord wasn’t taken, that was enough to ensure victory with a kill score of 20-12.

This result made ECHO successfully step into the M4 grand final to join Blacklist International. Apart from that, this result also dashed Indonesia’s hopes of being able to see one representative at the top of the party because the All Filipino Finals match will take place at the Tennis Indoor Stadium on Sunday (15/1/2023).

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