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Thursday, November 17, 2005
good news from wcg 2005
The Philippine Counter-Strike: Source team Horsemen of the Apocalypse proved naysayers wrong and won pride for the country by defeating the highly regarded Finnish team Astralis, then beating Thailand later this afternoon to advance to the semis of the World Cyber Games 2005 Grand Final.
This is the first time any Philippine team has broken the first-round curse in the WCG Grand Final, so props to HoA's Justin Chan, Marc Vincent Agbisit, Jan Kristoffer Romillo, Paolo Nancho and Kenichi Enda.
What made the victory even sweeter is that Chan and Nancho only arrived in Singapore hours before their first match started, as they could not be absent from school.
"We just came into the match. We didn't expect anything, so there was no pressure on us. And they had a lot of pressure on them because it was a big deal for them to lose," HoA team captain Chan told hackenslash in an interview after they barged into the second round by beating Thailand to top Group C of the Counter-Strike tournament.