NEW CLARK CITY, the Philippines: Thomas Kopankiewicz clinched a silver medal for Singapore in e-sports on Tuesday (Dec 10) after losing to the Philippines’ Caviar Acampado in the Starcraft II finals at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Kopankiewicz had faced Acampado in the group stages of the tournament, falling 2-1. And the Filipino proved too strong again in the finals as he claimed a 4-1 victory.
Kopankiewicz had beaten Vietnam’s Tran Hong Phuc 3-1 in the lower bracket finals on Friday (Dec 6) en route to qualifying for the finals.
E-sports is making its debut at the Games and this is Singapore’s first SEA Games silver in the sport.
This is Singapore’s second e-sports medal at the SEA Games, with Chew Khai Kiat winning a bronze in Hearthstone earlier in the Games.
Born to a Polish father and Chinese mother, Kopankiewicz moved to Singapore when he was four.
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Kopankiewicz was originally not slated to feature at the Games, but a successful appeal meant he could compete in the Philippines.