First Strike: Malaysia & Singapore included multiple new and upcoming teams attempting to secure a spot in the regional playoffs against the likes of established teams such as Todak Todak Asia-Pacific Rank #9 , Team SMG Team SMG Asia-Pacific Rank #3 , Reality Rift Reality Rift Asia-Pacific Rank #26 , Kingsmen Kingsmen Asia-Pacific Rank #116 , and Paper Rex Paper Rex Asia-Pacific Rank #54 , who later withdrew due to roster issues stemming from player contract breaches.
While Todak breezed through their first match of the Regional Finals, they were sent to the lower bracket by Team SMG, who defeated them in the Upper Semifinals in a dominant performance on both Split and Ascent.
Facing elimination, Todak proceeded to defeat Running Dogs and were the beneficiaries of a Las Venturas Las Venturas Asia-Pacific Rank #38 forfeit to make it to the Lower Bracket Finals against Reality Rift. Todak won the first map Split in overtime, but Reality Rift kept the series competitive by winning Bind to force a game three. In the decider, Todak proved a better team and secured their grand finals spot by defeating Reality Rift.
In the opening game of the finals at Bind, Todak took the map 13-9 after an attempted comeback from Team SMG. Team SMG however bounced back in game 2 and proceeded to tie up the series. Undaunted, Todak pulled out a surprise Cypher and Reyna pick to win 13-9 and take a 2-1 series lead.
Despite Todak having the series point, Team SMG remained resilient and countered Todak's aggressive lineup by pulling out Killjoy in game 4 and won 13-8 to force a game 5.
Todak then completed the cycle by going all-out with an unorthodox lineup featuring Brimstone, Raze, and Breach, which led them to claim the final map and close out the series 3-2.