The Mortal Kombat X Asia Pacific Championship had its Philippine qualifier last Saturday at the Imperium e-Sports Bar and Gaming Lounge. The event saw both veteran Mortal Kombat players as well as some new blood come out to compete, hoping to earn a trip to the finals at South East Asia Major 2015.
While many top competitors, such as Raul “Retic” De Leon, Andrew “INSANE” Bagay, and Miguel “Migosan” Macayan, were fighting for the prize up until the end, the eventual winner of the qualifier would be a total newcomer.
In his first major Mortal Kombat tournament ever, Tim Cruz earned a hard fought upset victory, first sending tournament favorite Migosan to the losers bracket before taking him down again with an smart series of counter-picks in grand finals to earn a trip to Thailand in June.
For those who missed the event when it was streaming live, feel free to check out the finals matches below and head on over to the official playlist for more even more Mortal Kombat X action.