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The first of eight Teamfight Tactics Regional Finals has just ended with the Oceanic Region crowning its winner. After four days of competition, with 32 of the best players in the country, the event reached its climax on Sunday. The final eight players played for the lion’s share of the $6,500 AUD prize pool and the title of the region’s best player.

While he hasn’t dominated the tournament from start to finish, Razza has shown that quality is all in the TFT. After battling off the 32-player field, Razza earned the title of Best TFT Player in Ocenia. But most importantly, he made a journey to the continents.

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Razza played 24 games in four days of action. At the end of each day, eight players with the least number of points were disqualified. He didn’t perform exceptionally well in the first three days, but he did enough to prevent any cuts. He relied heavily on both his Keeper and his Vanguard Mystic Neeko. However, when it counted most, Razza chose to play his best TFT of the season.

Razza’s finals day run

After a weak start in one of the finals, Razza faced an uphill battle as his main threat, Team Solo Mid’s Jang “Keane” Lae-young, began the finals with a one-game win. Keane was the favorite in the final day as he took momentum from day three, where he finished first overall. The TSM sponsored player finished sixth, but the ranking was still good enough to qualify for the finals. Starting with Game Two, Razza began to close the gap.

Piloting the Dragonsoul Shyvana construct, Razza finished third in Game Two, while Keane broke out of Fortune prison a little too early and finished seventh. Game three is when Razza’s notch switched it up. Keane bounced back with his third place finish in the game, but Razza, playing Dragonsoul Slayers, took his first win of the night. With the finals at halfway point, Razza and Keane were dead in the standings.

With the Oceania Region only earning one spot at this season’s World Championships, the last three games have been intense. Games two and three saw Razza play outside his comfort zone. But with the championship on the line, he decided to go back to his tried and tested strategy in Game 4. On the back of the three stars Neeko and Nautilus, Razza scored his second win in a row. For the first time in the weekend, the victory placed him alone at the top of the standings.

Razza keeps his top spot

Game Five saw Razza perform his other comfort pick in the form of Keepers. With Razza only having to play safely to maintain his lead, Keepers finished seventh. Due to Keane’s brutal sixth placement in Game 5, the distance widened between the first and second places. By the final game of the tournament, Razza had a lead of 50 points over the next closest player. All Razza had to do was grab the top four finish in Game 6 to clinch the Oceania Championship.

The tournament was over as soon as Razza hit the three-star Nunu in the sixth round. Although the Nunu Brawler composition would not win the lobby, it was good enough for the top four. After Gages and Razza were still alive in the fifth round, the Exist Oceania Content Maker clinched the championship. Not even Keane’s winning the final game of the day will allow him to catch up. At the end of the event, Razza finished second in first place with Keane.

Razza is no stranger to the international competition. He was one of four Ocenia players who qualified for the OCE/NA Finals last season. Although he didn’t do well in that case, Razza will have another chance to prove himself on the big stage on April 7th as he competes against 23 of the best players in the world for the $250,000 prize pool and the TFT Fates World Champion title.

Source: Dot Esports


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