It has been almost 5 months since #SGPlaysTogether TeleMatch, and we definitely felt the excitement from the DOTA 2 community with our latest TeleMatch DOTA 2 which was held on Saturday, 24 October. It was interesting to see players returning to compete again while welcoming new contenders. We had 8 teams competing for a chance to win prizes from our prize partner, Aftershock.
We had players of differing rank joining TeleMatch, which made it difficult to predict the team that was going to emerge as the champion. There were notable DOTA 2 veterans joining the competition, which leveled up the competition ground. Despite the challenging games, we were proud that the teams showed perseverance and played through the group stages. The teams also displayed sportsmanship after each game, calling GGWP (good game well played) and GL (good luck) further.
Special guest Nutz joined us for a casual Q&A, and we really appreciate his honesty in sharing his experience and advice for the other players. If there is anything to take away from the session…
“Enjoy the game, DOTA is fun, especially with friends. But going really competitive isn’t easy at all. In any industry, if you wanna be at the top, it’s gonna be really hard. So just enjoy the game and stay happy, I guess.”– Nutz, 2020
It was also encouraging to see the players tune in for the finals. With all the teams turning up on time, we managed to keep to the schedule and end the day earlier, just in time for Weekend Battle Cup. A huge shoutout to the facilitators, casters and Twitch moderators who have helped out and made TeleMatch DOTA 2 possible! If you would like to give back to the community in any way, feel free to volunteer with us here.
Champions: BORK BORK BORK!
Prize: 5 Aftershock Hero-1 Mechanical Keyboards
Wei Ming “InsignificantMe.” Wee
Jonathan “worm hunter” Lee
Clement “V.” Tan
Wilson “ahchin” Koh
Joel “here we go again” Chan Jian Yong
Best Teamwork: LUL
Prize: 5 Aftershock M1 Mouse
Lukman “Luk” Nooraznan
Tiffany “Hishiko” Teoh
Keith “Bobman” Ong
Keith “Keith” Chua
Chotiwat “Kasumin” Prommayon
Yaowen “Tudi” Teo
Most Spirited Team: Pokémon
Prize: 5 Aftershock Sliver Mousepad
Jonathan “Yellow Charmander” Pooh
Jun Jie “choices” Chan
Jasper “Yellow Torchic” Lim
Eekin “Yellow Riolu” Chua
Benzley “Briemhild” Lee
Xu Sheng “Cl0wN” Teo
MVP: Ruben “wmyr” Prayogo
Prize: 1 ASRock Mousepad
Best Support: Matthew “Cafee” Chai
Prize: 1 Aftershock Sliver Mousepad
We would like to shoutout to:
- Our prize partner Aftershock for providing the prizes and their constant support for TeleMatch.
- Facilitators Xing Yong,Poh Jin, Damian, De Wei and Chuen Yew who volunteered their time to prepare and marshal the games.
- Volunteer Xavier for keeping a lookout at our Twitch channel as a moderator
- Casters Wilson “Sharmomi” Koo, Benedict “Memoria” Lee, Gino “Jesterin” Lim, Alan “Mr. President” Matthew and Benzley “Briemhild” Lee for stepping out of their comfort zones to help out in the casting.
- Special guests Nutz who took out the time to share his experience and nuggets of wisdom to the gamers.
- and of course to our participants and viewers who made everything so fun!
Dates: 24 Oct 2020
Format: Round-Robin Best-of-1 for Group Stages and Single Elimination Best-of-1 for Semi and Finals
Registration Fee: Free of Charge
For more information: https://www.teletripgaming.com/events/telematch-dota-2-24-oct-2020/