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King Of Games kicks off with Dota 2

New and familiar faces in e-sports scene show up at the first qualifying round. SEOW TEIN HEE reports.

Published on Jul 3, 2013 12:06 AM
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Gamers gather at Alienware Arena last Friday to compete in Digital Life’s King Of Games qualifiers, starting with multiplayer online battle arena game Defense Of The Ancients 2. -- ST PHOTO: SEOW TEIN HEE

When ISG.DM2 team leader Eugene Yap recalled how his team won their first match easily at the first Defense Of The Ancients 2 (Dota 2) qualifier for the King Of Games tournament, he could not help grinning.

"Our opponents were quite inexperienced and it was easy for us to match their draft and customise our heroes to match theirs," said Mr Yap, 21, a third-year student at Nanyang Polytechnic.

But in the end, ISG.DM2 lost to the veterans of Icepro IS Back.

This mixed team, which included experienced players from Zenith and Flash eSports, emerged champions in the first qualifier in Digital Life's King Of Games tournament.

 
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