Thailand, Vietnam come out tops at GeForce eSports Xtreme Tournament
By Digital News Asia November 28, 2017
- Nine teams made in to the finals; US$10,000 worth of prizes were up for grabs
- Teams came from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
THE GeForce eSports Xtreme Tournament (Gext) in Southeast Asia came to an end with teams from Thailand and Vietnam emerging as champions in their respective categories.
The tournament kicked off in June in the Philippines and ended with the finals featuring country champions battling it out at Gloria Activity Centre in Manila on Nov 25 and 26.
More than 1,300 teams from six countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – battled for supremacy in Defense of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2) and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) over the past six months.
Nine teams made in to the finals where US$10,000 (RM41,112) worth of prizes were up for grabs.
Team Signature of Thailand (pic, above) won in CS:GO and Team Next Gen Aorus of Vietnam (pic, below) took top honours in Dota 2.
Organised by Nvidia, Gext took place in GeForce Certified iCafes featuring gaming PCs driven by Nvidia GeForce GPUs in Southeast Asian countries.
It was supported by gold sponsors Colorful, Coolermaster and Palit along with silver sponsors Galax, MSI, Thermaltake, and TTesports.
The tournament was aimed at growing the gaming community in the region by creating more accessible opportunities for amateur gamers. It was streamed live to allow gamers and e-sports enthusiasts around the world to follow the developments online.
“We are warmed by the enthusiastic response with thousands of teams taking part and millions more following Gext either at the event venues or online. Nvidia and our partners are thrilled to be able to help fan the growing interest in e-sports across the region.
“Our award-winning GeForce GTX 10 series GPUs enabled the gamers to have a better gaming experience,” said Nivdia APAC South consumer business director Simon Tan.
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