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TeleMatch DOTA Oct 20 – Same Same but Different

TeleMatch DOTA Oct 20 - Same Same but Different

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.

Prize Winners

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

Special Thanks

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!

Event Details:

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/

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No Team? No Problem! – TeleMatch Mobile Legends 25 July 2020

No Team? No Problem! – TeleMatch Mobile Legends 25 July 2020

With the success of our first online competition #SGPlaysTogether TeleMatch DOTA 2, we decide to organise with the students from Informatics Academy a TeleMatch for the casual Mobile Legends players on 25 July 2020. We also received support from our prize partner Aftershock and streaming partner The Gym.

This time, we allowed individual players to register as stand-ins for the teams who are competing at TeleMatch, and guess what? There were so many stand-ins that two teams were formed! Even though it was their first time e-meeting and playing together, it was amazing to see how enthusiastic there were in coordinating last minute practices the day before the competition!

Similar to the previous TeleMatch, we were also concern about the lack of casters. Thankfully, we have three players from the community who volunteered to cast the games at TeleMatch! We were sincerely touched to see how the casters go beyond their comfort zone, to wake up early on the weekend and to try being informative and entertaining despite their shyness.

We received a lot of love and support from the players who stayed after their games to watch the finals and casting!

Watch the VODs below and see how the games and casting turned out!

Congratulations to all the teams at TeleMatch Mobile Legends!

Here are the results of TeleMatch:

Champion: Bacon & Eggs
Prize: 1800 diamonds and Aftershock Mouse
Dosen, “MyBabiTakeo” Low
Gavyn, “MyBabiMayo” Ong
Joseph, “MyBabiRose” Ng
Hanae, “нαηαє ˢᵗ” Miyako
Jonathan, “reborn.” Yee

Best Teamwork: The Concavities
Prize: 1500 diamonds and Aftershock Backpack
Wei Xiang, “saveyoass” Lim
Kian Chai, “LatroM” Poh
Audrey, “Tsunade Senju.” Chua
Chester, “ιиf•KookiePanda” Choy
Kenji , “Perish.” Ngui

Most Spirited Team: Stand-ins
Prize: 1500 diamonds and Aftershock MousePad
William, “Monkeychimpz” Tabieros
Matin, “Puri.” Mikail
Hanqiang, “ᴊɪʀᴀᴄʜɪ” Wong
Jiaen, “Lololololol” Li
Feng, “DaRkMaTuRe” Hangxin
Kai Ting, “Android” Yek

MVP: Sam, “~>DarkKnight<~” Tan
Prize: 300 diamonds

Best Support: Bryan, “BiCaiden” Garcia
Prize: 300 diamonds

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.
  • Informatics Academy students Jeff and Dareen for their efforts in organising TeleMatch
  • Facilitator Derrick who volunteered their time to prepare and marshal the games
  • Casters Caleb “ˢ⁺•Queen사랑 “Tai, Louis “Axel “Khoo and Jean “Jayelpeaeff “Lee for stepping out of their comfort zone and providing a beautiful cast
  • and of course to our participants and viewers for supporting TeleMatch

Event Details:

Dates: 25 July 2020

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/telematch-mobile-legends-july-2020/