Thanks to nuffnang, we were given a rare opportunity to witness e-sports history in the making at Garena‘s swanky new flagship store, when it played host to some of the best League of Legends teams in Asia at the Garena Premier League play-offs yesterday.
The event saw top teams on the Season 2 ladder – Taipei Assassins (TPA), Saigon Jokers (SAJ), and the home team, our very own Singapore Sentinels (SGS) (you can check out info about them here) battling it out for the Champion title and theChampionship Ring.
True enough, we were riveted to our seats throughout.
SGS cruised into the finals with two decisive victories against SAJ early on, riding on early game advantage, kills, and some exceptional teamwork.
TPA, the current world champions, demonstrated that they were no pushovers, dominating the first two games against SGS. We also learnt a thing or two about some of our favorite champions (including Elise, Rengar and Kha’zix), which both teams used with great skill and precision. 😮
In the third game, SGS came back from behind, securing a much-needed victory, propelled by crowd favorite Chawy’s use of Karma and some hot Jarvan action.
TPA pulled it off in the fourth match however, securing the margin needed in the best of five games to take home the GPL cup.
Check out the Garena GPL Playoffs on Live Stream (it’s more than 9 hours long) if you want a taste of the action.
Also, if you’re a fan of League of Legends and Garena’s other games, be sure to head down to Bugis+ on 24 and 25 November, because they’ll be holding the Garena Carnival over the weekend.
Even if you’re not big on League of Legends (you just might end up loving it though. After all, Garena’s fairly certain 1-in-4 Singaporean youths are into the game, and that’s gotta count for something, right?) and just love cosplay, there’s a competition (check out the Garena Carnival page for more details), and a chance for fans to catch a glimpse of cosplay celebrity Eki Holic, who has been invited as a guest judge for the activity.
Of course, our very own part-time warrior Angelus is participating in the competition too as Syndra, the Dark Sovereign from League of Legends, so if you spotted her at Anime Festival Asia (AFA) 2012 last weekend, you might again if you pop on by!
Date: 24/25 November (2 day event)
Time: 11 a.m. onwards
Venue: Garena Stadium @ Bugis+
Event Page: http://carnival.garena.com/