Last June 17, the launch party for Granado Espada (GE) Open Beta was held at Zouk, Singapore. Considering GE’s reputation for being one of the newest and biggest MMORPGs to go live this year, it’s no surprise that the launch party featured a lot of major events.
Perhaps the most important event to take place, though, was the first ever GE Regional Tournament, featuring two-player team match-ups in a PvP championship format. Two representatives each from Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam flew in to play in the tourney with their Singaporean counterparts — it was quite literally a battle between the best players in the region. Other qualified gamers from Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam also competed in the tourney, playing in real-time from their respective countries.
Singapore and Malaysia dominated the PvP tournament, with cara and Nuub of Malaysia triumphant as the champions and RavaNa and Voyage of Singapore as runner-ups. Interestingly enough, all four players came from the same in-game guild: Yakisoba, on the sgGE Cervantes server. It speaks a lot of how well the guild trains its members.
The Philippines also won two special awards in the tourney: the Most Valuable Player title went to Mark Anthony Sta. Ana, a Philippine representative to Singapore, while the local qualifying team-up of Rommel Reyes and Shun Chun Leam snagged the Most Supporting Team award.