After their underwhelming run at ESL One Mumbai, Team Signify has given new hope for their fans by qualifying for the Asia Pacific Regional Finals for WCG 2019.
The World Cyber Games (WCG) is an international esports competition with multi-game titles in which hundreds of esports athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions also known as Esports Olympics. WCG events attempt to emulate a traditional sporting tournament, such as the Olympic Games; events included an official opening ceremony, and players from various countries competing for gold, silver, and bronze medals. WCG are held every year in other cities around the world – Wikipedia
World Cyber Games was formed back in 2000, when the term Esports was non-existent. It was considered the largest Global Gaming Event until the early 2010s. Much to the astonishment of gamers all around the world, an announcement was made by the event organizers in February 2014, that they will be closing WCG due to conflicts between sponsors and the organization. The last rendition of World Cyber Games was WCG 2013
However, a Korean Publisher named Smilegate, acquired the WCG trademark and announced its return. The main event of WCG 2019 will be held in Xi’an, China.
Team Signify went through the regional qualifiers which was open for all, and had a single elimination format bracket. All matches were BO1 except the finals. Top 8 teams qualify for regional finals which will be held in Seoul, South Korea from May 27th to 30th. Signify won against a fellow Indian roster in their final match of the qualifiers. The roster had well known players such A35 and PasoLL but they lost to Signify 2-0. Check out the liquipedia page for more information on the regional qualifiers.
Best wishes to Team Signify from the Esportsportal team. Here’s hoping you make India proud.