Half of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC)-Southeast Asia Regional League upper division is set to be made up of Filipino teams as Vice Esports grabbed the last spot on Thursday.

Vice destroyed the veteran-laden Malaysian team Galaxy Racer, 2-0, in the final best-of-three match of the Closed Qualifier Stage 1.

The sweep allowed the Tamaraws to make it 4 PH bets in the eight-team upper division along with direct welcome TNC Predator and fellow certified squads Neon Esports and Execration.

Other teams in the top department are guests Fnatic, BOOM Esports and T1.

In Game 1, Michael Roi “Enryu” Ladines on his offlane Mars and Mark Anthony “Bob” Urbina on his mid Ash Spirit definitely thrashed Galaxy Racer led by Dota veterans Lee “kYxY” Kong Yang and Adam “343” Shah.

Enryu powered his way to an 11-1-17 kill-death-assist record while Bob went best with 9 eliminates and 18 helps in the 33-6 thrashing in 37 minutes.

Experienced support Joshua “Samael” Dela Serna (famously referred to as Owa) was likewise critical in the lopsided triumph with his Mirana putting up 25 assists and four eliminates against 2 deaths.

It was bring Jinn “Palos” Lamatao’s time to take charge with his Morphling in the hard-fought Video game 2.

With Ethereal Blade and Eye of Skadi, Palos dispensed enormous damage in vital clashes to lead Vice to a 34-30 triumph in nearly 38 minutes.

Palos, a former member of Execration, racked up 12 kills and five helps against an only death even as Bob on his Leshrac logged a 14-6-13 record.

The assistance duo of Owa’s Mirana and Ryniel “Zenki” Calvez’s Keeper of the Light finished with a combined 43 assists.

The other PH groups in Smart Omega and Cignal Ultra, which stopped working to make it to the upper department, dropped to the 12-team Closed Qualifier Stage 2 wherein the leading eight will consist of the lower division.