SGNUMBA1 – From Left to Right: Divakaran “FakeTaxi” S/O Chandra Chagara, Patrick “WANGG” Ang Zhen Wang, Tin “Remy” Wei Chen
As the Audition SEA Championship (ASEAC) 2019 draws closer, we’ll be taking a closer look into the lives of the Singapore representatives fighting for national glory in the esports scene in the Philippines in late August.
Not my first Rodeo
Meet Patrick “WANGG” Ang Zhen Wang. Together with his teammates Tin “Remy” Wei Chen and Divakaran “FakeTaxi” S/O Chandra Chagara, they are SGNUMBA1; the representing team for Singapore in the ASEAC 2019.
This is not WANGG’s first time participating in ASEAC esports competition. Last year, he was both the Individual representative as well as part of the Singapore team.
On behalf of my team, we are definitely honored to be representing Singapore yet again in the Philippines for ASEAC 2019. It feels good knowing that our hard work, blood, sweat, tears paid off, and are recognized for it.
WANGG also shed some light on his life. Juggling a busy schedule, which involved school and a job, dedicating additional time to train for the esports competition, was no small feat.
Much of my time this year was spent focusing on my studies and my part-time job. I did not have much time for training.
Advice for Aylze
Despite losing his spot to her, WANGG believes in Aylze, the Individual representative this year. He even had some advice for her first major esports competition.
I have witnessed how hard Aylze trained for the competition and I believe she will do Singapore proud in representing us in the individual Category for ASEAC 2019. My advice to Aylze is to have fun and not focus too much on winning as it will only add pressure and affect her performance.
Audition since 12
Like many aspiring Audistas, it was a friend whom introduced Audition Next Level to WANGG. He started playing the game at a cybercafé near his home. Little did he know it would become a huge part of his life for this long.
Honestly, I did not expect myself to be playing Audition for so long. Part of the reason why I remained an Active Player was because of the good friends I made in the game and also how the game is able to provide a platform for me to destress myself while juggling with studies and work commitments.
Because of his philosophy toward the game, WANGG started playing competitively with zero expectations, motivated to keep going due to the friends he made along the way.
The number one reason why I decided to go competitive was the friends I made throughout the years. Some of them became my close friends over the years.
Honestly, at the start of my competitive journey I did not have any goals or thought of myself as having the potential as I only wanted to enjoy while competing with other pros.
However, along the way through my experience from lots of competitions held in Singapore, I realized I have the potential to go competitive in Audition and that was why I decided to go competitive.
Intense training on the way
With the competition about a month away, training is of paramount importance. To ensure everyone learns as much as they can while keeping one another on their toes, the team has been training for some time with Aylze to keep their gameplay in tiptop condition.
We will be training really hard once the mechanics are out and we are excited to see what Philippines have in store for us.
My confidence rating would be a three. I believe it is important to strike a balance between confidence as over-confidence and under confidence may lead to lack of concentration or negligence.
When asked if WANGG had anything to say to their supports, he said:
My team and I would like to express our thanks to those who have been supporting us thus far especially since we are living in different parts of the world. We are extremely honored and are as excited as you are. We cannot wait to see all of you in the Philippines in August.
You can find WANGG on his Instagram and his Facebook: Patrick Ang.
Written by: Wei Hao, Product Specialist at PlayPark