Singapore Pokémon Trainers enjoying their victory over Team Philippines
Destroyed. Burned. Crushed. Shamed. Defeated.
That’s what happened to Team Philippines after losing to Team Singapore in a lopsided fashion; five rounds to none.
After a dozen of mishaps before the event proper (failure to secure a proper venue, Philippine participants missing-in-action etc), the tournament still pushed on as expected under the guidance of Mr. Ng Soon Aik (Shun Aoki) of Singapore.
Singapore players gathered at Epic Games — a Singapore-based video game retail store, ahead of time and brandished a complete roster lineup of 16 players (with 5 substitute players) compared to Philippines’ 10-man lineup; which is mostly composed of players “newbs” to VGC-style gaming.
The tournament went on for 5 rounds of swiss, with each player going up against a different player after each and every round. Yours truly, have only managed to take a 2W – 3L card after replacing a Filipino participant who have failed to show up during the tournament. In the end, the Singaporeans stunned the Filipinos 5-0, winning 37 matches overall, with just 17 losses.
Mr. Wesley Kam’s Score tallying system showing the depressing results…
Singaporean player Ms. Low Wai Yin received the “Best Performing Trainer” award with an impressive record of 5W – oL! Our very own, Marlon “Ninong” Valeza finished the tournament with an a-ok 4W – 1L record.
Yes. The Philippines have lost the battle. But in the end, we’re still happy. Why? Because once again, Pokémon Philippines have made a big step — and this time, an INTERNATIONAL one! We have learned a lot of lessons and realized a lot of things from this event. It may not be a perfect one, but it surely has something that every Filipino Pokémon fan can put their hopes and dreams on.
This is just the beginning,
Again, we would like to thank everyone who have participated in this event; especially Mr. Ng Soon Aik for giving his tremendous support to the Philippine Pokémon Community, to Team Robo and its members, and to our very own Filipino participants for giving their best shots — regardless of the disadvantages being imposed by their more-experienced opponents. See you all next time at B2W2!
And speaking of Pokémon Black Version 2 and White Version 2; DataBlitz will start selling the games TOMORROW! That’s right. On the same day the game will be released internationally! So wake up early tomorrow, and see you at a DataBlitz store near you! Last one in is a boring Plasma Grunt! Hah!