By Yue Lynn
The Malaysian region of the New Blood Championships on-ground LAN qualifier was held at Atria Shopping Gallery on 22-24th September 2017. The top amateur teams from the online qualifiers were 818 Reverse Heaven, Anonymous, Troll Gaming, I-Zone Gaming, Multiple Synonyms, Proxy Target, Bujibu, Team Koyak, Mobile Girl, Genesis Esports, Immortal Gaming, 4 Carry Elliot, Target Gaming, OP Gaming, and Meep Merp.
The Malaysian region’s champion and representative to the Grand Finale is the Jakarta team, 818 Reverse Heaven. They emerged victorious with a score of 3-1 in a thrilling final against Genesis Esports. The second runner-up was team Multiple Synonyms and team Meep Merp was placed third runner-up. Being victors, team 818 Reverse Heaven walked away with a lootbox of USD 1,000, Genesis Esports won USD 600 while Multiple Synonyms and Meep Merp both won USD 200 each.
The New Blood Championships is the first in a series of amateur gaming tournaments across South East Asia that is solely focused on offering exposure to aspiring competitive players. Since the tournament is on an amateur level, all competitive tier 1 teams and players are not allowed to participate in this competition. The tournament is split into three stages – online country qualifiers, on-ground country finals and the New Blood Championships Main Event.