After months of hard work and preparation leading up to the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, Singapore-based esports team Resurgence has confirmed their roster for the event, fielding a total of seven representatives over three esports titles.
“We are honoured to make up a bulk of the Singaporean contingent and we are grateful for the opportunity to participate in the first-ever official esports medal event,” Resurgence CEO & Founder Jayf Soh enthused. “Resurgence is committed to the growth of esports in Singapore and the Southeast Asian region. We are investing ever more resources to better prepare our players and do Singapore proud in the Games.”
Of the six select official titles, Resurgence is set to participate in three of them: StarCraft II, Hearthstone, and Arena of Valor. The full list of fielded members are as follows:
- Benjamin “SGAhIce” Roberts (Hearthstone)
- Thomas “Blysk” Kopankiewicz (StarCraft II)
- Dabbie “813” Lim, Renfred “Elespresso” Ng, Chris “Yueyah” Ong, Bjorn “Zeys” Ong, and Marcus “Marclaren” Lee (Arena of Valor)
First nominated by winning the national playoffs in their respective game titles – organised by Singapore Esports Association (SGEA) back in May 2019 – the above representatives later received confirmation from the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) to represent Singapore on the regional stage. In addition to the aforementioned three titles, the 2019 SEA Games will also feature DOTA 2, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Tekken 7, as it runs from December 6 to December 9, 2019.
The debut of esports at the biennial event certainly calls for a celebration, and serves as the perfect opportunity for Singapore representatives to gain exposure and experience on a bigger stage. With how much Resurgence has grown in both stature and performance since its inception, however, it seems we are in good hands.
All the best, Resurgence!
Header image courtesy of Resurgence.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.