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Dishsoap, TFT’s “Perfect Player” wins Set 10 NA Regional Finals!

Dishsoap successfully achieved a long-overdue tournament win at the Set 10 North American Regional Finals.

Dishsoap, TFT's "Perfect Player," has finally won a tournament. "Perfect Player" is a bit of a nickname coined by Don't Talk If You Don't Know's podcast co-host and TFT analyst Bryce "esportslaw" Blum that has also become a bit of a meme. However, this long overdue win for one of NA's best couldn't have come at a better time as winning the Set 10 North American (NA) Regional Finals. Dishsoap, alongside Milala, Weird, and Degree will be competing to bring North America back a second world championship.

North American representatives at Remix Rumble Championship

After three days and 18 games of competition at the Set 10 NA Regional Finals, these are the North America's four representatives at the Remix Rumble Championship.

  • Dishsoap, 1st at Set 10 North American Regional Finals
  • Milala, 2nd at Set 10 North American Regional Finals
  • Weird (aka Forsen Smurf Acc), 3rd at Set 10 North American Regional Finals
  • Degree, Best Average Placement outside of the top 3 finishers at Set 10 North American Regional Finals

Final scores of the Set 10 NA Regional Finals

Placement
Competitor
G1
G2
G3
G4
G5
G6
Total Score
1st
Dishsoap
4
4
7
7
7
7
36
2nd
Milala
6
7
5
8
5
5
36
3rd
Weird
8
1
6
4
8
3
30
4th
Kiyoon
5
8
3
6
3
4
29
5th
Degree
2
3
8
5
2
8
28
6th
Rain
7
5
4
1
1
6
24
7th
Prestivent
1
6
1
3
4
2
17
8th
Rereplay
3
2
2
2
6
1
16
Set 10 NA Regional Finals scoreboard

Format

  • Points reset for Final Day
  • No bonus points from previous days
  • Top 8 competes in six games
    • Top 3 in points qualify to the Remix Rumble Championship
    • Among those not qualified, the competitor with the best average placement across the tournament is NA's fourth and final representative for the Remix Rumble Championship

Dishsoap wins the Set 10 NA Regional Finals

Reaction to his first tournament win and winning NA Regional Finals

I'm just so happy. I've never been more confident halfway through a tournament. I think my hard work just paid off. I'm really really proud of how I played. I don't think my games were just free wins. I'm just at a loss for words. I put a crazy amount of pressure to do well in tournaments. I'm glad I finally got the win.

Dishsoap, Set 10 NA Regional Finals champion

Preparation for the tournament

Most of my preparation for this tournament was seeing how Stage 2 and 3 boards played out. I knew pretty early on I wanted to play a lot of Heartsteel. I was pretty confident I could play a reroll composition from lowroll, regardless. I spent a lot of time learning what boards got to Heartsteel, what boards were semi-stable rolling on Stage 4, and trying to win Stage 2 as much as possible. A lot of people go for losestreak and Raise the Stakes, but I felt that was too risky for me. Midway through this tournament I was very confident I could play the best. I actually did spend time watching people play the tournament and saw a lot of mistakes. I saw a lot of things I could improve on my own game and I did that for Days 2 and 3.

Dishsoap, Set 10 NA Regional Finals champion

On his chances at the Remix Rumble Championship

I know I'm going to do well. People have told me worlds is actually easier than NA regionals, with a wider field. I'm pretty confident I can do well.

Dishsoap, Set 10 NA Regional Finals champion

Interviews with the other North American representatives

Frodan, esportslaw, and Riot Iniko interview Milala and Degree (Image via <a href="https://www.youtube.com/@frodanVODs">FrodanVODs</a>)
Frodan, esportslaw, and Riot Iniko interview Milala and Degree (Image via FrodanVODs)

Dan "Frodan" Chou and Bryce "esportslaw" Blum, well-known TFT casters and personalities with heavy involvement with high-level Teamfight Tactics and the competitive scene did a co-stream for Set 10 NA Regional Finals, joined by guests such as Riot Iniko, who is on the Game Analysis Team for TFT. After the tournament was over, the worlds representatives for NA joined the show to talk about their thoughts on regional finals and the upcoming world championship.

Milala's thoughts on Set 10 NA Regional Finals

Initial reaction to performance at Set 10 NA Regional Finals

I feel pretty good. After the first three, four games, I really wanted to win. I felt like people were sleeping on me just because I placed 30th at Heartsteel Cup, which is kind of weird because I just won two tournaments (TFT Vegas Open and K/DA Cup) People were giving me flak, saying I don't work as hard. So I really wanted to win and talk a lot of s***

Milala, 2nd place at Set 10 NA Regional Finals

On solidifying his place among North America's greatest TFT competitors

I think the thing missing from my resume is a worlds appearance.

Milala, 2nd place at Set 10 NA Regional Finals

Milala added that he believes he's part of the "Big 5," alongside Setsuko, Dishsoap, Wasianiverson, and Rereplay. Riot Iniko was quick to agree, as Milala almost made an appearance at the world championship in Set 8 and has had a historic Set 10 competitive performance. He won the TFT Vegas Open, placed 3rd at the TFT Mid-Set Invitational hosted by the Chinese TFT circuit, won the K/DA Cup, and now has placed 2nd at the Set 10 NA Regional Finals to go to the Remix Rumble Championship.

Weird's thoughts on Set 10 NA Regional Finals

Weird is a relatively unknown player who made a name for himself during Set 10 as a high-risk, high-reward player who mastered the Yone and Riven reroll lines. He had a few things to say about his tournament performance.

Evaluating his play at the Set 10 NA Regional Finals

I executed well enough to play my highroll spots so I made it. I think I played much better yesterday though. It just means I can improve a lot. I think I can become the perfect Heartsteel player (jokingly).

Weird, 3rd place at Set 10 NA Regional Finals

On preparation for TFT tournaments

It's mainly solo. I get most of my advice from Darth Noob.

Weird, 3rd place at Set 10 NA Regional Finals

Weird also said in his interview that he has five mid-terms next week so preparation going into the world championship will be tough.

Degree's thoughts on Set 10 NA Regional Finals

On being NA's final representative at Remix Rumble Championship

It's a pretty crazy feeling. To be honest, I thought I was out already. Going into Game 6 I looked at the AVP and scores and I thought I was out for sure. I thought, 'F*** it, 1st or 8th.' Somehow I was able to sneak in through AVP.

Degree, winner of NA's Best Average Placement slot for Remix Rumble Championship

The merging of his and Milala's study groups

Originally our study group was me, Rereplay, Dpei, Tleyds, Ripple[Overdrive], Nikhil, and Cambulee. After Heartsteel Cup, we wanted to get the people who made it to regionals and combine forces there. We were always kind of close with their group-- Wasian, Milala, and all of them. [We just] thought it would be good to join forces.

Degree, winner of NA's Best Average Placement slot for Remix Rumble Championship

Preparation for NA Regional Finals and the world championship

I was super busy with work coming into the weekend. I was able to get some good practice the last few days before NA Regionals. I will do all I can to lock in and succeed at worlds.

Degree, winner of NA's Best Average Placement slot for Remix Rumble Championship

What's next?

The Remix Rumble Championship, or the world championship for Teamfight Tactics (TFT) Set 10, is set for March 1 to 3. 32 of the best players from around the world will battle it out on the convergence to see who is the Remix Rumble world champion.

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