SYNC GAMING has won the MAT International Championship 2018 against last year champion Nevercare from Cambodia with a 2-0 scoreline at final!
From the MATIC Malaysia League 2017 happened on December 2017, there were 4 teams representing Malaysia and Singapore to battle at MAT International Championship Thailand on January 2018. There is RM100, 000 total prize pools for this tournament; it is one of the highest prize pools of E-sports tournament happen in Malaysia.
There are 6 countries join the MAT Grand Tournament include Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and Cambodia. This year is 7th MAT International Championship open ceremony, we are glad that we be part of this tournament and do the best for our country.
The first day of the group stage is divided into 2 groups (A & B). Malaysia and Singapore teams did their best to become the top 4 of each group to advance to the second day final. It was a bitter sweet ending for our teams as 3 teams (SYNC Gaming, EDG ROG & Suicide) made it into the top 8 while INTZ Squad just missed the slot by a fraction of the points scoring and did not made it through.
With a good showing by EDP ROG, Suicide and SYNC Gaming to become the top teams in both groups, it is expected that our boys are all fired up to face even greater challenges in the knockout stage.
The teams are doing their best to beat their opponent and get into final slot.
Team SYNC GAMING
Team EDP ROG
The much anticipated final match between SYNC GAMING and Nevercare delivered on its interest, because both teams are well-performed until the final stage and battle each other on 3 favorite maps Huangpu Terminal, Nile Delta, and Dragon New Lair.
In the first map, Huangpu Terminal, Nevercare storm up to a score of 4-2 and just as everyone thought they are going to win the first round, SYNC GAMING suddenly caught up with the score to 4-4, then won the first game 5-4 with better strategy and teamwork.
They continued in the second map, Nile Delta, with Nevercare taking a 2 points lead before SYNC Gaming made a comeback and go all the way up to 5 points. Malaysia clinched the match and become the MATIC 2018 Thailand champion with a 5-2 score.
This victory and the best placings for the Malaysia and Singapore team as a whole rewarded SYNC GAMING with USD 15,000, Team Suicide with USD 4,000, and Team EDP ROG with USD 2,500 from this tournament, a total of RM85, 000!
Champion SYNC GAMING Malaysia
2nd Place NeverCare Cambodia
3rd Place Team Suicide Malaysia
4th Place EDP ROG Malaysia
The next MAT International Championship will be held in January 2019 at Cambodia and CIB Net Station will be out to unearth the best talents in Malaysia and Singapore. We will be prepared and we will see u there!