Daily report & Live Updates: San Jose, USA, 27 August 29008 @ 1.13pm PST
(27 August 2008, 4.13am Kuala Lumpur)
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ESWC 2008 DotA prize giving
So near yet so far… Team Kingsurf holds the cup and jests with Zenith
Kingsurf’s Ks`XiaoGui, Ks`YamateH, Ks`PapaXiong, Ks`Sakura, Zenith’s Tofu, Ks`XiaOmA and the remaining Zenith Singapore team at the prize giving ceremony.
Team Kingsurf challenge the rest of the world at the first international DotA championship
MYM Denmark beat Evil Geniuses to take 3rd place
Evil Geniuses from the USA were beaten by MYM and took 4th placing
Team Kingsurf has been defeated by Zenith in a tremendously exciting game, with MYM taking 3rd place. Well done to the two Asian teams for creating new waves in the Electronic Sports World Cup 2008 championships. While DotA is still lacking in popularity in Europe and the USA, unlike Counter Strike, Quake or Trackmania, it sure is picking up really fast.
Group shot of Teams Zenith Singapore and Kingsurf Malaysia with Rinoa
Team Kingsurf with Head Referee, Matthew from Chicago USA
Ks` YamateH in deep concentration
It was the girls who took centrestage – SK Ladies showing their skills against emuLate. SK took the medal for the Women’s Counter Strike finals.
Sweden’s 20-year old Kalle Videkull “Frostbeule” emerges as Trackmania Nations Forever champ! Impeccable play by this dude!