The first week of the Order TFT Reckoning Mid-Set Invitational sent half of the field of 64 home, including some of Oceania’s biggest names. Set 4 champion Razza, alongside star streamer Keane were two of the big guns knocked out of Worlds contention.
The TFT Reckoning Mid-Set Invitational has proven to be anything but set in stone. Titans of the Oceanic region have fallen, with one name rising above the rest as a firm favourite.
Despite a top four finish on Day 1, Set 4 champion Razza was eliminated after he couldn’t string together a successful run of games on Day 2. He only managed one top four with Draven as he fell below the cut.
The same goes for TSM star Keane, whose two eighth-place finishes dragged down his otherwise good scores (including a second place with Riven carry) on Day 2 to also drop out of contention for Worlds.
However, that doesn’t mean all the top tier talent has gone.
Set 3 champion Oubo is still in the mix, making a resurgence in Set 5 after a poor showing in Fates. He finished in the top 16 on both days, earning a combined 53 points.
It was nothing compared to Choonga though. Brushing away the tournament memes of old, the top 20 ladder star proved his worth with an outstanding 69 points across the two days — the highest of any player.
He played a super flexible mix of compositions, although like most players on the weekend he favoured the Forgotten compositions of Katarina and Draven carry.
“I played okay but in at least six out of 10 of my games I got really lucky,” he said.
“Going into the tourney I did have a game plan, and I just executed my gameplan.”
“It is a surprise for sure [to see Razza and Keane eliminated] because they’re really good players. The issue with the tourney format is that it’s really punishing, so if you do get unlucky for two games, you’re in a really bad spot to make the next stage.”
32 will be cut to 16 this weekend though, with one last chance for Oceania’s best to prove their worth ahead of the Regional Finals on Set 5.5.
You can watch the Order TFT Reckoning Mid-Set Invitational this Saturday and Sunday starting at 6pm AEST on the Order Twitch channel.