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UPDATED: Editor's Note: Added video clips of the two games between the Philippines and Germany. By Joey Alarilla, hackenslash Editor INQUIRER.net SEOUL, South Korea—The Philippines crushed Germany, 2-0, in their best-of-three match to win third prize in Ragnarok World Championship 2007. Here's the video clip of the first game: And here's the video clip of the second game: As the third prize winner in the international tournament that drew participants from 11 countries, the Philippine team will be going home with a trophy and 3, 000, 000 won (3,287 US dollars or 146,561 Philippine pesos). “We had a strong performance,” Milton Sy, the manager of the Philippine team, Armada, told INQUIRER.net in an interview after the Philippines defeated Germany in the battle for third place. "It's just so sad that we had to immediately face South Korea. Their build [the choice of which characters will make up a party and the stats for these characters] was strong against the Philippines. Their build negated our Dancer [one of the Ragnarok character classes], so it was almost like seven versus six in our match against them," Sy explained. The Philippines lost to South Korea, 0-2, in the semifinals match held this morning. In the championship match, however, the Thai team Destruction shocked South Korea by defeating the host country, 3-1, in the best-of-five encounter. Thailand drew first blood by winning the first game, but South Koreans fought back to level the score, 1-1. Thailand, however, would not be denied as Destruction won the next two games to bring home the gold. Thailand won the first prize of 10, 000, 000 won (10,958 US dollars), while South Korea received 5, 000, 000 won (5,479 US dollars). Asked what the Philippine team learned from their experience and how they will further improve their performance, Sy replied, "Since this is our first time to experience an international tournament, now we have more exposure. We will be more prepared than ever for the next international tournament." Team Armada is composed of Bein Patrick Limpin, Mel Bryan Ungra, Chris Dimaunahan, Emmanuel Deleon, Jeffrey Custodio, Frederick Banaag and Aaron James Fernandez. The 11 countries that participated in RWC 2007 are South Korea, the US, Russia, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam, Germany and the Philippines.
By Joey Alarilla, hackenslash Editor INQUIRER.net UPDATE: Editor's note: Added video clips of the two games. SEOUL, Philippines—The Philippine team lost to South Korea in the semifinals of Ragnarok World Championship 2007 this morning. The South Koreans won, 2-0, set up a championship match with Thailand, which ousted Germany in the other semifinals encounter. Here's the video clip of the first game. And here's the second game. The Philippines will play for third place against Germany this afternoon.
By Joey Alarilla, hackenslash Editor INQUIRER.net UPDATED: Editor's note: Hot off the grill :) Added video of third game between RP and Brazil. SEOUL, South Korea--Great news from South Korea! :) The Philippine team has barged into the semis of Ragnarok World Championship 2007. For the full story, check out the Breaking News article I wrote. Here's a video of the third and deciding game courtesy of iVDO. The Philippines will next face host South Korea on Sunday. South Korea defeated Russia in the match that immediately followed the Philippines-Brazil encounter. Like the Philippines, South Korea fell behind, 0-1, before winning two consecutive games to oust the Russians. RWC 2007 is being held in Lotte World together with Gravity Festival 2007. Gravity is the developer of the Ragnarok massively multiplayer online game, while Level Up! Inc. is the Philippine publisher. By the way, the teams here have been complaining against lag, which is ironic since South Korea is arguably the world's broadband capital. And yup, you can see the effects of lag in some of the matches when you watch on the big screen. Heck, while complaining against lag after their victory over Indonesia in the first round this morning, the members of the Philippine team quipped that it's a good thing they're used to lag in the Philippines, heh :)
By Joey Alarilla, hackenslash Editor INQUIRER.net UPDATED: Editor's note: Added video of second game between the Philippines and Indonesia, and a post-match video with Team Armada after they defeated the Indonesians. SEOUL, South Korea--It was a sweet victory indeed as the Philippine team, Team Armada, beat Indonesia, 2-0, in their best-of-three match to advance to the next round of Ragnarok World Championship 2007 which kicked off today in Lotte World. The Ragnarok World Championship is being held concurrently with Gravity Festival 2007. Here's a video of the Gravity Festival 2007 opening ceremony courtesy of iVDO. The Philippine contingent led by Level Up! officials and team supporters, led by team manager Milton Sy, who actually paid their own way to Seoul to root for Team Armada, broke into cheers after the Filipinos finished off the Indonesian team. Here's a video of the second game between the Philippines and Indonesia. After stamping their class over Indonesia, the Philippines will next face the Brazilian team. Ironically, Ragnarok is distributed in the Philippines and Brazil by Level Up! International (PLDT is the majority owner of Level Up! Inc. in the Philippines, with a 60-percent stake, while Level Up! International owns the remaining 40 percent). The Philippine team, Team Armada, is composed of Bein Patrick Limpin, Mel Bryan Ungra, Chris Dimaunahan, Emmanuel Deleon, Jeffrey Custodio, Frederick Banaag and Aaron James Fernandez. Here's a post-match interview I did after they won over Indonesia. Asked about how they felt about having to face their “sister team” Brazil next, the Filipino players said, “May the best team win,” noting that it just so happened that the two countries, which have been supportive of each other, landed in the same bracket. Eleven countries are participating in Ragnarok World Championship 2007, namely South Korea, the US, Russia, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam, Germany and the Philippines. Each team is composed of seven players. At stake, apart from national pride and bragging rights among gamers, is between US$25, 000 to US$30, 000 for the team that will emerge as the Ragnarok world champion.