M'sian Female DOTA 2 Team Wins Gold At Commonwealth Esports Championships
Malaysian women's DOTA 2 team Grills Gaming has won a gold medal for the country at the inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championship on Saturday, 6 August
The team, consisting of Stephanie "Auroraa" Lim Yuen Lii, Nadrah "Nada" Saufi, Wong "HG" Wei Sian, Bette "iStarx" Chia Hooi Ping, and Tan "Shizuma" Lyn Xhin, was at the grand finals in Birmingham, UK, to face off against the English team.
In a tweet last week, team manager Auroraa said Grills Gaming had defeated Singapore, Wales, Australia, and England in a series of best-of-one games in the group stage.
In the semi-finals, the Malaysian team defeated Singapore 2:0.
The all-female team pulled off an amazing feat by remaining undefeated throughout the tournament.
When they flew to Birmingham to face the home team, they defeated England 2:0 as well.
In the first game, Grills Gaming delivered a kill score of 32:18 in a 45-minute game.
While in game two, they ended on a high note, achieving a kill score of 34:10 in a 33-minute game with iStarx gaining a 'rampage', a five-hero kill streak in quick succession.
The Malaysian national anthem was played when the players received their gold medals. They were all smiles on stage.
You can watch the games on Global Esport Federation's Twitch here at the 8:40:24-minute mark.
Meanwhile, Nor Haikal Noh, who represented Malaysian Super League champions Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT), won a gold medal in eFootball Grand Finals
The Malaysian men's team, Team Atlantis, also defeated England 2:1 in the DOTA 2 Grand Finals.
The team was made up of William "MangO" Yeoh, Denise "Wonder'boy" DanialAbdullah, Chung "Ws`" Wei Shen, Ahmad "Ahyad" Ayhad Husam, Pang "ponyo" Sze Xuan, and Yong "LOyd" Bing Jie.
Together, the five-man team had kill scores of 38:15, 22:33 (lost), and 38:25 in the best-of-two games, with all matches finishing before the 35-minute mark.
You can watch the games on Global Esport Federation's Twitch here at the 8:21:19-minute mark.
Other than DOTA 2 and eFootball, the esports tournament — organised by the Commonwealth Games Federation and Global Esports Federation — also features Rocket League.
It was held in conjunction with the 2022 Commonwealth Games, but is a separate event altogether.