Signify continued their unbeaten streak in Indian LANs as they took down arch-rivals, ROG Titans in the grand finals of the Acer Predator League India Qualifiers just yesterday. No surprises in the grand finale as Signify met ROG in the final match as they have multiple times in the past, being able to come out on top each and every time.
With this, the team moves onto the main event, which will take place in Bangkok, Thailand next year in February featuring teams from the APAC region along with a massive $400,000 prize pool. Teams from Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore will be in attendance along with Signify and Lotac - who won the Malaysia qualifiers.
The grand finale took place at the Night of the Predator event, held in Mithibai College Mumbai, and hardly felt like an esports event especially when compared to some of the top quality events that have taken place in the country over the last year so. Much of the focus was not on the esports part of the event, which featured PUBG and Dota2, but rather on other activities like dance competitions and live music acts. One cannot help but feel a little bit upset about the lack of focus on the games, especially with it being one of the first big PUBG PC LAN tournaments in the country.
Signify took down ROG Titans 2-0 fairly convincingly even though they conceded much of the early-mid game to come back in the later stages of the games. In game 1, the Signify squad never got off to the hot start they usually do as A35’s Huskar led the way for his team. The Titans were better off in the engagements but Signify were equally good at dodging, giving them time to farm up on cores like the Luna. Past the 35-minute mark, the Titans depended on Archmage’s Magnus to land game-changing RPs but Signify were more than prepared to fight with and took the game away.
In game 2, Signify ran a mid Slark along with a carry Naga and were allowed to farm up thei core items allowing them to come online rather early. By 20 minutes, the Signify lineup had started snowballing and were finding skirmishes across the map led by Slark and Crowley’s Sand King. This allowed Blizzard to start ricing on his Naga and Signify were able to find successive teamfight victories at around the 25-minute mark, which propelled them to a 10k+ gold lead. The game took a massive swing and with all the momentum, Signify pressured the map well and chalked out a victory after starving out ROG for a bit.