Singapore Sword has qualified for the Championship Gaming Series 2007 World Championships yesterday after defeating Kuala Lumpur Taufan (Malaysia) and Seoul Jinhwa (South Korea) at the Pan-Asian Final held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Singapore Sword’s win over the two sides places them in the top 4 of the Pan-Asian Final, giving them a spot in the World Championship to be held in December. They will also receive some US$30,000 (S$45,000) in salary for each player.
Singapore Sword first defeated Seoul Jinhwa by a margin of 28-20. Some highlights included Singapore Sword crushing the Korean side 13-5 in Counter-Strike: Source and 6-3 in Project Gotham Racing 3.
KL Taufan later went down to the Singapore side by a margin of 29-18. Although Taufan put up strong showings in CSS (losing only by a margin of 8-10) and FIFA 2007 (6-1 in their favour), they were undone by their weakness in consoles. Taufan PGR3 representatives Forza and Luigi were previously Need For Speed players and [url=http://www.gamesync.net/2007/10/12/cgs-kl-franchise-draft-and-gm-revealed]only had the chance to train 2 weeks before[/url] the Pan-Asian Final. They were no match for J.Takumi and phenic, who had built up competition and game experience over a number of months, even years.
There were some last minute changes to the Sinapore Sword roster. Dead or Alive 4 female player “Lavelyne” was slated to represent Sword but pulled out at the last minute. Replacing her is Daphne “Perpetiel” Chow, team mate Aaron “phenic” Aw’s long-time girlfriend. Another change in the lineup was in FIFA 2007. Mohamed “Xtr3me3” Phirkhan went to KL, instead of Marcus “mkewell” Choy as [url=http://www.gamesync.net/2007/10/02/cgs-singapore-franchise-draft-confirmed]previously reported[/url].
The Singapore Sword team lineup for the CGS 2007 Pan-Asian Final is as follows:[list]
[*]Counter-Strike: Source – [b]Team TitaNs[/b]
[*]Dead or Alive 4 Female – Daphne [b]”Perpetiel”[/b] Chow
[*]Dead or Alive 4 Male – Wilson [b]”Tetra”[/b] Chia
[*]FIFA 2007 – Mohamed [b]”Xtr3me3″[/b] Phirkhan
[*]Project Gotham Racing 3 – Jonathan [b]”J.Takumi”[/b] Lee and Aaron [b]”phenic”[/b] Aw[/list]
[i]Special thanks to Chapree of [url=http://muliplay.lowyat.net/]Multiplay[/url] for alerting us to this piece of news.[/i]