Happy 2021! We started our first TeleMatch of the year with the DOTA 2 community on Saturday, 27 Feb. With a mixture of returning players, new players and overseas friends, 10 teams competed for a chance to win prizes from our prize partner Aftershock.
We had a number of competitive players joining us this TeleMatch, upping the playing field. Surprisingly, most of the teams held up against these teams and even coming to a point of playing neck-to-neck! This TeleMatch, we had a team made up of registered stand-ins and they proved to be a tough fight too as most of the games were close to an hour. The longest game was 1 hour and 25 minutes!
If you would like to watch the games casted: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/930864653
We were also encouraged by the teams’ feedbacks that TeleMatch was fun and it was actually some of the player’s first DOTA 2 competition that they experienced. The players even shared how they practiced before the games and got so excited that they woke up so early for check in. It was also encouraging to know that after TeleMatch, the players actually took the time to watch their replays and analyse the games together.
Special guest DJ joined us for a casual Q&A and we were really humbled by his sharing and advice.
“The one misconception, the most common one, people say it’s easy (to play games and earn money) but it’s really not. Because you have to commit your full-time and you really got to focus… and be away from your family, got to travel a lot of times, and it’s really not that easy”
If you would like to find out more, here’s a full session of the Q&A: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/931502092
It was encouraging to see the viewers stay tune all the way to the end and engaging each other on the livestream. A huge shoutout to the facilitators, casters and cameraman who have made TeleMatch DOTA 2 successful! If you want to be part the team to run TeleMatch from behind-the-scenes, feel free to volunteer with us here.
Prize: 5 limited edition swag bags, each containing a limited edition NZXT screwdriver
Zoey “revlis” Ng
Nicholas “healer” Lim
Wilson “poloson” Chin
Joel “cc” Chan
Jonathan “ticky tack” Lee
Yao Wen “Tudi” Teo
Best Teamwork: Suckmomi
Prize: 5 Aftershock M1 Mouse
Jonathan “jp” Pooh
Jasper “Beaners¿” Lim
Eekin “Neon Lover” Chua
Jun Jie “Lubby” Chan
Ryan “Noel” Wong
Elson “YH” Kwek
Most Spirited Team
Prize: 5 Aftershock Sliver Mousepad
Gran “soz” Chai
Adwin “Happy_bunnie :)” Ong
Aravindan “Inumayobaka” Amaranthan
Hansel “Clutch Factor” Leong
Davidson “Mirai” ChanMVP: Woi Cheong “ling” Sim (melons gaming)Prize: 1 ASRock MousepadSupport: Jaccob “Chance?” Oon (FluffyHatPeepoChat)Prize: 1 ASRock Mousepad
We would like to shoutout to:
- Our prize partner Aftershock for providing the prizes and their constant support for TeleMatch.
- Facilitators Poh Jin and Dominique who volunteered their time to prepare and marshal the games.
- Casters Wilson “Sharmomi” Koo, Alan “Mr. President” Matthew, Benzley “Briemhild” Lee and Leroy “CptMuse” Yap for stepping out of their comfort zones to help out in the casting and doubling up as facilitators
- Camerman Soshi for all the awesome camerawork and even boosting the Discord servers so that we can share the games in 60fps
- Special guests Djardel “DJ” Mampusti 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: 27 Feb 2021
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-2-27-feb-2021