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Latest Addition to TeleMatch: Overwatch

Latest Addition to TeleMatch Overwatch

For the past two years, we were focusing on MOBA titles DOTA 2, League of Legends and Mobile Legends. This month, we took a leap of faith and dived into the First Person Shooter (FPS) genre. After finding out that many Overwatch players were looking for fun and meaningful Overwatch events, we decided to organise TeleMatch Overwatch. It was held on 26 September 2020, with prize partner Aftershock, streaming partner The Gym and supporting partner Battle Royale Singapore.

With every TeleMatch comes its challenges, and glad that we managed to overcome them with the support of the community. It was a pleasant surprise to see the Overwatch players liking and sharing the event. Eight teams registered, with a team made up of stand-ins.

Interestingly, the facilitators and casters who helped out this TeleMatch were from the other game communities. We had players from the League of Legends, DOTA 2 and Valorant community volunteering their time and effort to facilitate and cast TeleMatch Overwatch. Despite Overwatch not being their main game, they wanted Telematch to run smoothly so that the Overwatch players can have a fun and exciting experience. We are grateful to witness such generosity across gaming communities.

Unexpectedly, we had around 25 players watching the stream, peaking at 39 viewers. We also managed to wish Vas Sux player Radiax a happy birthday!

The teams treated us with exciting games and match ups during TeleMatch Overwatch. We had the stand-in team Bruh.. qualify for Top 4 and finalists FES Academy Riptide and Vas Sux playing a rematch. The finals was so close that both teams entered the Third and Fourth round in the Havana Escort map.

Watch the VODS below and see how the games and casting turned out! https://www.facebook.com/teletripgaming/videos/361592558300876/
https://www.facebook.com/teletripgaming/videos/758890108267936/

Congratulations to all the teams at TeleMatch Overwatch!

Here are the results of TeleMatch:

1st Place: Vas Sux
Prize: 6 Tempest Gale 104 mechanical keyboards, courtesy of Aftershock.
Dylan “Radiax” Tay
Jia Jun “Monsieur” Ong
Dylan “Dykrie” Chew
Jeff “Delph” Ng
Hui “ItsNotOkay” Xiang
Eugene “Vas” Lim
Shao “cowpay” Wei

2nd Place: FES Academy Riptide
Prize: 6 Aftershock M1 Gaming Mouse
Kieran “KuMa” Law
Daniel “Littleman” Bridge
Aden “ItzNova” Barcroft
Joshua “Grandeesauto” Ogame
Mitchell “x94926492649” One
Nico “yasu” Maleka

3rd Place: Please Carry Jean
Prize: Aftershock Sliver Mousepad
Jean “Jayelpeaeff” Lee
Jacus “ippmann” Seow
Phil “zxcPhil” Wong
Joel “lalala” Tan
Eugene “Matchatofu” Lim
Fann “SaltyEgg” Lee

 

Special Thanks

We would like to shoutout to:

  • Our prize partner Aftershock and streaming partner The Gym once again for providing the prizes and awesome stream respectively.
  • Supporting partner Battle Royale Singapore for helping out with the livestream.
  • Facilitators Xing Yong, Hakim, Jun Xiang and John for volunteering their time and efforts to make sure the event ran smoothly
  • Caster Gino “Jesterin” for providing such an entertaining and informative cast
  • and of course to our participants and viewers for supporting TeleMatch

Event Details:

Dates: 26 September 2020

Format: Round-Robin Best-of-1 for Group Stages and Single Elimination Best-of-One for Semi and Finals

Registration Fee: Free of Charge

For more information: https://www.teletripgaming.com/events/telematch-overwatch-26-sept-2020/

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Our First Online Competition – #SGPlaysTogether TeleMatch DOTA 2 May 2020

Our First Online Competition - #SGPlaysTogether TeleMatch DOTA 2 May 2020

What can we do to relax when we are supposed to stay at home? Game together of course!

With the restrictions on gathering offline, the only option we had for any activities was online. There were a lot of considerations and planning done to make sure if the events bonded the players meaningfully and of course very fun.

After much consideration and support from our partners #SGPlaysTogether (an initiative by SGEA) and The Gym, we decided to launch #SGPlaysTogether TeleMatch DOTA 2, an online community competition for casual DOTA 2 players. We managed to gather 10 teams and we even heard that one of the teams was formed via our DOTA 2 SOOS group! It was the first time that they played with each other and decided to make things work together.

To be honest, the major concern we had was whether there were casters for TeleMatch. We tried looking for aspiring casters and there were none! We were so close to streaming just the game camera when some of the participants offered to cast the games even though it might be their first time.

We only had three main rules for casting:

    1. Be positive and encouraging. (If the caster has an opinion about the play, explain the situation and share how it could be improved)
    2. Be yourself
    3. and have lots of fun

And that was how we started with our #biasedcasters series! Surprisingly, many players tuned in to our Twitch channel, encouraging the teams and casters. We ended up receiving lots of requests from players if they could try casting!

Watch the VODs out below and see how the games and casting turned out! Check the scores of the teams here.

Group Stages: Group 1 on 30 May 2020

Group Stages: Group 2 on 31 May 2020

Semi-Finals and Finals: 6-7 Jun 2020

During the breaks of the semi-finals and finals, we invited professional casters to share more about what they do and give encouragement to aspiring players and casters. We also included interviews with both teams after the games are played.

Semi-Finals:

Finals:

Last but not least, to end with words of encouragement for the viewers! It doesn’t matter if they are aspiring casters or esports athletes, they always need encouragement and support. We had a short segment when all the viewers’ encouragement to the people in esports were read during the stream.

Special Thanks

We would like to shoutout to:

  • Our partners, Singapore Esports Association and The Gym once again for providing the prizes and awesome stream respectively.
  • Facilitators Xing Yong, Ian, Poh Jin, Damian, De Wei and Chuen Yew who volunteered their time to prepare and marshal the games.
  • Casters Wilson “Sharmomi” Koo, Ernest “Kiseijuu” Chan, Chenkai “Fixers” Leow, Matthew “[email protected]” Lopez and Benedict “Memoria” Lee for stepping out of their comfort zones to help out in the casting.
  • Special guests  Sean “Hades” Goh, Treephob “Xyclopz” Tiangtrong and Litt Binn”WinteR” Chan who took out time from their busy schedules to share their experience and nuggets of wisdom to the gamers.
  • and of course to our participants and viewers who made everything so fun!

Event Details:

Dates: 30 & 31 May (Group Stages) and 6 & 7 Jun 2020 (Semi and Finals)

Format: Round-Robin Best-of-1  for Group Stages and Single Elimination Best-of-Three for Semi and Finals

Registration Fee: Free of Charge

For more information: https://www.teletripgaming.com/events/sgplaystogether-dota-2-telematch/