Monday, 17 September 2012

WCG Singapore National Finals


On 8th September 12, 7 CSO teams gathered in Singapore EXPO to battle it out for the chance to represent Singapore to compete with 9 other countries for the Championship title in WCG Grand Final 2012, China.


This is no easy route. All 7 teams are aware of the challenges that lie ahead of them. The preliminaries were held in Round Robin format where only the top 2 teams of each group will advance to the next round. What awaits them in the Quarter Finals are 4 champion teams of DeathToll Arena (DTA) Qualifiers held last June to August.

2 groups were split between the 7 teams for their Round Robin Battle.

Group A
Group B
RMEN
Alcoholism
PDF
ReacXion
GenesisGAMING
TeamSlapNuts

XaW

In Group A, GenesisGAMING led the charge as they ran wild in their group, defeating all their opponents with a comfortable lead. With 2 win and 0 defeat, they advanced to the next round.

The last slot fell into the hands of PDF and RMEN as they fought for their last chance to advance. A tough fight between the 2 teams and it is PDF that rose to the occasion and became the next team to qualify.
In Group B, Alcoholism and ReacXion went tooth and nail for the first 16wins. With a score of 16 – 10, ReacXion had the last laugh in Group B. However, ReacXion lost all hope when both TeamSlapNuts and XaW crushed all that stood in their way. The final battle between the 2 was eventually won by XaW with a score of 16 - 11.

Both team advanced to the Quarter Finals.

Quarter Finals
TeamSlapNuts
Bovines
PDF
LiteLab
XaW
ESC
GenesisGAMING
Sixmoves


9th September 12 - the 4 teams that have qualified on Day 1 were placed against the 4 seeded teams from DTA, LiteLab (DTA 1 Champion), Bovines (DTA 2 Champion), Sixmoves (DTA 3 Champion) and ESC (DTA 4 Champion).

PDF and LiteLab play their cards on the centre stage as the first match of the day. Despite PDF’s efforts, it is LiteLab who proved to be the stronger team.

The match between TeamSlapNuts vs Bovines kicked off the second match of the day. The momentum from Day 1 continues as TeamSlapNuts pulled off a perfect start and dominated Bovines. Mired by fatigue, Bovines found themselves struggling to catch up on the scores. However through sheer grit and strategy, Bovines eventually eliminated TeamSlapNuts.

On the other aisle, XaW vs ESC was engaged in their own war. XaW started strongly with command strong lead but it was quickly quelled when ESC, also known as the “fight back kings”, reversed the situation around and won.



GenesisGAMING and Sixmoves claimed the last match of the Quarter Finals. After their last encounter in DTA, GensisGAMING fought with a vengeance, evidently from the team’s aggressiveness.  It was a close fight throughout the whole match. With the score at 13 -15, and advantage to Sixmoves, GenesisGAMING gritted through and forced an overtime. Riding high on morale, GenesisGAMING struck Sixmoves down. They became the only team from Day 1 preliminaries to advance into the Semi Finals.



Semi-Finals
Bovines
LiteLab
GenesisGAMING
ESC

The semi-Finals spurred excitement with incredible matchups.
Bovines and LiteLab, the favourites to win the tournament finally met each other in the Semi Finals. After a hard struggle, it was Bovines who met everyone’s expectations.  
The next semi-final match between GenesisGAMING and ESC is a classic feud battle, as they square off at the stage. With The team were so evenly matched, no one could predict the results. The match ended promptly and surprisingly when ESC defeated GenesisGAMING effortlessly.

Final
Bovines
ESC
Third -Forth Placing
GenesisGAMING
LiteLab

The final round between Bovines and ESC was played in a best of 3 series. ESC attempted to tackle bby choosing Nuke as their choice map. Adopting an aggressive stance, b tactics backfired on them as Bovines picked them out one score after another. ESC ultimately succumbed to the decline in morale and was an easy second match for Bovines to win.


With the final victory, Bovines emerged the ultimate winner of WCG Singapore National Finals.


As Team Singapore, Bovines will be sponsored by StarHub to go WCG Grand Finals at Kunshan, China.

*Counter-strike Online Team Singapore is proudly sponsored by StarHub

4 comments:

  1. any video or demo during their match?

    all the CSO community would like to see it

    -YondaimeDj

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  2. http://www.twitch.tv/rapturegaming/b/331553613 full live stream of the day

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  3. How did GenesisGAMING won 2 games in the Round Robin Battle?

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