Signature.Trust has claimed their first championship title in almost one year at AGES 2016. The Thai team displayed impressive performances throughout the event culminating into an exciting 2:0 sweep over Orange.Taring in the Grand Finals. AGES 2016 featured events in Dota 2, FIFA 16 and CS:GO, boasting a $250,000 prize pool.
Congrats to Signature Trust for winning Ages 2016 and RM176,300 (~$43k USD)!! HUGE amount of prize money for any SEA team!
— Tiffani 'Oling' Lim (@babyolingg) May 29, 2016
After a rocky start with delays due to internet troubles and coming under heavy backlash from Malaysian players after introducing a 60-minute time constraint rule for all games played in the qualifier stage – the event has finally concluded, yeilding the winners for the first ASEAN Games for eSports event, AGES 2016.
Signature.Trust triumphed over Orange.Taring (formerly Team SatuDuaTiga) 2:0 in the Grand Finals of AGES 2016.
The event kicked off at the at Mid Valley Mega mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 27 and concluded with a hyped best-of-three Grand Finals casted by David “Godz” Parker and Treephob “Xyclopz” Tiangtrong.
Signature.Trust is expected to walk away with the RM176,300 (~$43k USD) first place prize and their first championship title in almost one year.
The tournament held events in Dota 2, FIFA 16 and CS:GO with prizes being awarded in all three categories for the top eight teams.
AGES 2016 -ASEAN Games for eSports
Early February it was announced The ASEAN Games for eSports (AGES) 2016 will be hosted by eSports Malaysia, in partnership with the Malaysian Ministry Youth & Sports, Ministry of Communications & Multimedia, and Ministry of Higher Education.
AGES 2016 was part of an initiative to bring together various esports organizations from over the SEA region. It included the Philippine eSports Organization (PeSO), Singaporean Cybersports & Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) and Indonesian eSports Association (IeSPA), among others. The goal was continue to promote and enhance eSports in the region and create stronger ties for neighboring countries.
The event was originally scheduled to be held from March 18-20th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia featuring a 1 million MYR (approximately $240,000) prize pool. However, the event was postponed due to internet troubles experienced by Telekom Malaysia, the country’s largest internet service provider. Damaged undersea cables had significantly slowed internet speed in Malaysia, causing problems for the multinational tournament.
It later was shrouded in controversy when the organizers falsely blamed Face IT for the 60-minute time constraint rule for all games played in the qualifier stage when players complained about it.