With all the Rift Rivals action happening around the world last week, it might have been easy to potentially overlook the apex of our local campus league. However, that doesn’t mean that the victories were any less triumphant as we crowned brand new campus champions for both B Division and A Division over the course of two days.
This year, we went back to *SCAPE The Ground Theatre for our Grand Finals and we saw close to 800 excited League of Legends fans head down to the venue each day to cheer on their favourite schools. Despite the uncooperative weather, the spirits of the fans were not dampened and their fiery passion was rewarded when they got to see history being made as the reigning champions for both divisions were dethroned in spectacular fashion.
Taking down 3-time champions Chua Chu Kang Secondary (CCK) with aplomb, Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) showed no mercy as they showed flexibility and played to the meta’s strong points. Despite putting up a good fight and forcing it to a Game 3, CCK ultimately could not keep up with HCI’s lethal tempo. With that, CCK’s reign in SGCL has officially come to an end and we have HCI showing us how they dominate in both studies and extracurricular activities.
Of course, the 3rd Place Playoffs were nothing to scoff at either with Woodlands Ring Secondary (WRS) helping to open the SGCL 2018 Grand Finals in spectacular fashion. Dominating the stage, WRS showed no stage fright at all as they took down Jurong West Secondary (JWSS) in a breathtaking 2-0 series.
Here are some highlights from the B Division Grand Finals if you were unable to make it down to support your favourite kids:
It was a euphoric moment for many as Temasek Polytechnic (TP) finally broke their reverse-sweep curse and emerged as the SGCL A Division Champions after countless times of being denied the sweet taste of victory at their very last game.
Defeating their long-time nemesis, Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), it was a fairytale ending for TP and their supporters as they got to hoist the trophy amidst arena-shaking cheers. Everyone at the venue could barely believe it as TP’s very own Yone showed why he deserved his Most Valuable Player award and almost single-handedly brought down NYP’s base.
The 3rd Place Playoffs for A Division were another treat for viewers both online and offline as well, with both sides showing just how creative they can get as they showed their much more flexibility than their B Division counterparts, playing funnel comps and countless cheese picks that left everyone on the edge of their seats. Despite ITE College West’s best efforts, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) managed to pick up that victory and walked away as the second runner-ups.
You’ll definitely not want to miss the A Division fights - watch the highlights here!
Besides glory and bragging rights, the Top 4 teams also walked away with the following prizes:
As the winner of SGCL 2018 A Division, TP also scores a slot in the International College Cup 2018 happening from Xi'an, China from 16-19 August 2018.
This would not have been able to happen without our lovely partners this year. Singapore Campus League 2018 is powered by M1, the preferred Gaming Fibre Broadband. We are also supported by Logitech G, our Official Gaming Peripherals Partner, joined by *SCAPE, our Official Esports Partner and ASUS Republic of Gamers, our Official PC and Monitor Partner for the Grand Finals.
Last but not least, we’re definitely grateful to all the players, audience members, and viewers who were a part of our SGCL 2018 journey from the very start. See you next year!