Squad Up: Athena witnessed fierce competition from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines
Petaling Jaya, 19 January 2022: The very first esports tournament championing women gamers across Southeast Asia, Squad Up: Athena, witnessing fierce competition from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, has ended with team Cilor from Indonesia bagging the ultimate champion title on Saturday.
Playing against fellow Indonesian team, Volt Archery, Cilor, which consists of Claudya (IGN: Pixie), Gabrielle Nadya Kusuma (IGN: Elle), Destria Chinca Dewi (IGN: Chinchaaw), Alvarocky Hartanto (IGN: Dreee X Aresss) Juan Ozora (IGN: Junjun tomlol), and Vivien (IGN: Pienberry>.<) showed their prowess in the popular Mobile Legends: Bang Bang mobile game, and won with a perfect score of 3-0 in the grand final, taking home the grand cash prize of RM18,900.
Volt Archery, which came in second place, won RM10,500 and Bren Victress from the Philippines came in third place and brought home RM7,140. Cibi Cibi Chan came in fourth place and won RM5,460.
Prior to the grand finale, eight teams from three countries made it through by winning the respective national tournaments. The teams, Karra (MY), On Air Pipols (MY), Cilor (IND), Volt Archery (IND), Cibi Cibi Chann (IND), Bren Victress (PH), Project-Evo FE (PH), and DDE x Risk Velkhana (PH), competed to win a share of the RM42,000 prize pool.
Organized by REV Media Group (RMG) through its Gaming Network IGN Southeast Asia (IGN SEA), in partnership with Facebook Gaming, Squad Up: Athena was hosted by all-female shoutcasters, Lizara Gaming and Mon Chelle, which also served as match analysts.
RMG’s Head of Gaming Network, Adrian Lai said, “We are thrilled with the outcome of the tournament and we hope whoever watched the games feel the same. Every team showed their enthusiasm and their skills were on par with that of professional teams.
“On behalf of the production team, I would like to congratulate team Cilor from Indonesia for winning the first ever Squad Up: Athena championship. We look forward to having more tournaments like this in the future. Esports is for everyone, no matter what age and gender, and that is the beauty of it”, he added.
Get more information on Squad Up: Athena or any gaming related matters at https://sea.ign.com/. Game on! *Also watch the space for Squad Up: Open and Merdeka edition soon!
Muhammad Faisal (Petch)
Communications, REV Media Group
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