Mini Fighter Champion Toh “Arts” Wei Xiong (left)
Toh “Arts” Wei Xiong became the first-ever Mini Fighter Singapore champion when he defeated Edmund “Mist” Lim in the finals of the Ultimate Mini-Fighter Championship (UMC) held Saturday afternoon at the Game Haven cyber cafe.
A total of 16 players took part in the UMC Singapore fighting game tournament, which saw each player selecting one character to duke it out with each other in a 1v1 PvP single-elimination tournament. The top four players were then selected to proceed to the best-of-three-rounds finals. In the end, the championship match was between Arts, using Cro, and Mist, using Kang.
In the first round of the finals, Arts edged out Mist in a close match up that saw both competitors slowly chipping away at each others life bars. However, it was a totally different story in what would be the second and final round, as Arts quickly took a commanding lead, reducing Mist down to 25% life within the first 30 seconds. Mist had no answer to Arts’s aggressive play and was defeated 2-0 in a straight victory for Arts.
“I didn’t expect to win,” Arts told GameSync shortly after his victory. “It was just a game that I play casually with my friends. Winning this is a bonus.”
For his efforts, Arts walked away with S$600 in cash, while Mist scored S$300. The second runner-up, Huang “Eruza” Ming Yuan, walked away with S$100 in cash. Nobody walked away empty-handed, however, as each participants received 10,000 in Netmarble in-game currency.