Australian-based Team Efficiency was the only team to have beaten China’s EL Gaming twice in the last two times they’ve met online so a lot of followers had high hopes for them to pull an upset in the WGL APAC Season II Finals.
During the semifinals on Saturday, Team Efficiency went strong against Japan’s Caren Tiger in a 7-4 victory which almost felt could have gone either way. EL Gaming faced local Taiwanese team Horsemen which they managed to sweep 7:1 easily beating the local favourites.
On the first two maps, EL Gaming came out strong virtually steamrolling Team Efficiency which hit their morale hard. However Team Efficiency managed to lift up their game putting one on the board to hopefully boost their team spirits. However, from map four – Team Efficiency was hit hard again with EL Gaming asserting their dominance making it a 7:1 victory.
The Chinese powerhouse – EL Gaming once again proved dominant within our region taking out Australian-based Team Efficiency in a landslide victory crowning them champions of WGL APAC Season II. EL Gaming will be heading to Moscow, Russia for the WGL Grand Finals in May to compete with the best international teams.
1st Place – EL Gaming
2nd Place – Team Efficiency
3rd/4th Place – Caren Tiger
3rd/4th Place – Horsemen
EL Gaming are your #WGLAPAC Season II Champions!
A decisive 7-1 victory against @Team_Efficiency, will secure Back to Back championships! pic.twitter.com/lWITD0qDP7
— WGLAPAC (@WGLAPAC) April 9, 2017