Two of the fastest clickers the Philippines has to offer, Caviar “œEnDerr” Acampado and Jose Paolo “œJaBiTo” Javier, will both be competing at the South East Asian Vengeance Cup Finals in Bangkok Thailand on August 31 to September 1. They will be gunning for the $2,000 first prize and the title of Best StarCraft II player in Asia and will be competing against other RTS champs from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
The two players get to represent the country by winning the Philippine leg of the Vengeance Cup held last month at the SM Cyberzone North EDSA. JaBiTo won 2nd place while EnDerr ended up as the ultimate champion in the country.
We believe however, that both will be up to the task. JaBiTo thrives in tough competition saying “œI personally like the thrill of competition. This is the game for gamers wanting to stretch their strategic prowess.” EnDerr on the other hand feels “œA lot of pressure”, but he went on to say “œI’m used to it so I think as long as I play my best there’s nothing to worry.”
Both finalists are quite excited for the SEA Finals, and are busy getting ready for the upcoming battle. EnDerr mentions that he “œpracticed some timing attacks and standard builds.” JaBiTo has also undergone his own preparations. “œI have practiced and tried to develop new strategies for the upcoming battle,” says the skilled StarCraft vet.
For you upcoming StarCraft II competitors, JaBiTo had this to say. “œIf you want to be a successful Starcraft II player, make sure you are ready to give it your all. This game requires a lot of dedication and intellect.” EnDerr however had a lighter message. “œGood luck! Always do your best and always enjoy!”
The local leg of the Vengeance Cup was produced by Blizzard Entertainment and X-Play Online Games, Inc. with partners Netopia, Mineski and TheNet.Com; sponsored by Cyberzone, SM North EDSA, Neo, PLDT myDSL, Razer, Hyundai Home Appliance and Gamers.ph.