Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship
The Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship is a project that borns from the initiative of Latin American players and officials to have an internet tournament that brings together the top players of the region with the support of Pandanet.
The second season of this championship is fruit of the effort and success we had in the first season and this time the final round will take place in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala during the 2nd Latin American Go Congress on october. Keep updated for more news.
Latin America to launch 3rd Pandanet League with increased roster
Everything is ready for the start of the 3rd Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship. This event is organized by the Ibero American Go Federation and sponsored by Pandanet. On its 3rd edition it will gather for the first time twelve countries from North, Central and South America along with one country from the Caribbean Sea. The two new teams joining the league are Uruguay and Dominican Republic.
The eleven round league will start on January 20th and finish on August 11th, 2019. On each round 3 players from each team are chosen to represent the country out of a 8 players total. Games take place on Pandanet’s Latin American Team Champ Room at 19 hours UTC-6.
After the 11 online rounds the top 2 teams will be invited with transfer expenses sponsored by Pandanet to play an “over the board” final match during the 3rd Latin American Go Congress, which is planned to take place in Sao Paolo, Brasil during mid October, 2019.
On the last two seasons Mexico has come out as the indisputable champion but this season strong competition is expected. For example, Brazil has recruited Amir Fragman an EGF 5d, half Israeli, half Brazilian player, who has been 4 times in a row Israeli Champion since 2015. Besides him Wang Seng Feng a taiwanese born, former top Latin American Go player has also joined the Brazilian team.
This event reunites the top players of the Latin American region such as Fernando Aguilar from Argentina and Abraham Florencia of Mexico, whom actually played and early 1st round match showing us a little of what is to come.
Check Argentinian’s Luciano Zinni video broadcast of this game below or check the kifu directly.
Keep yourself updated about this great event directly here on the website.
Mexico defends the title in Antigua Guatemala to become 2nd Pandanet Go Latin American Team Champion
Saturday October 13th 2018.
The final match of the 2nd PGLATC began at 17:00 hrs UTC-6 in the rear of the playing area in the 2nd Latin American Go Congress hall.
Broadcast in Pandanet of the 3 boards was made under the accounts of Raku, A1 and srbanana.
On the 1st board a premature end brought Mexico their 1st victory with Abraham Florencia seizing a large group which Sebastian Montiel tried to save with a ko only that no ko threats were available.
On the 2nd board Emil García managed to claim the 2nd win for Mexico after Hernan Bustos from Chile allowed a key connection in the center which secured Emil’s groups and which later on ended killing a large group of Hernan.
On the 3rd board Sebastian Rios from Mexico managed to build a huge mayo against Chile’s Alexander Larrain giving so the title to Mexico with a perfect 3-0 score.
It was a great event where friendship was the real winner, building bonds within this two teams which have never met face to face before.
Thanks to Pandanet for all its support to Latin American Go we really appreciate it!!
Check the full final match album here.
Check the full album of the 2nd Latin American Go Congress here.
Latin American Team Championship Final ready for kick off at Antigua Guatemala.
After an exciting 9 round league the top two eligible teams, Mexico and Chile, will be playing the final match of this Championship during the 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala.
With both countries team members decided for this match, everything is ready. The teams will be composed by:
Chile: Sebastian Montiel 3d, Hernan Bustos 1d and Alexander Larrain 1d
Mexico: Abraham Florencia 5d, Emil García 5d, Sebastian Rios 3d
All 3 boards will be broadcasted in Pandanet on October, Saturday 13th at 17:00 hrs GMT-6. Also follow the live broadcast through twitch’s account fedibergo01
Final of the Pandanet Latin American League to take place during 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala
After a thrilling 9th and last round of the league, the 2nd PGLATC season came to an end. In spite that Mexico and Venezuela came as top 2 teams in the table, Venezuela fail to comply with the Championship rules in its point 3.9 which states:
(9) All team members shall play at least one game over the season. Teams that don’t follow this rule won’t be eligible to play the final round.
Considering this the top 2 eligible teams turn out to be Mexico and Chile who will play the final match of this Championship on October, Friday 13th during the 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.
Keep yourself updated through the Congress’s website
Final showdown towards the 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala.
As the season comes to an end, top Latin American teams are competing to earn a place in the final match of this 2nd PGLATC, which will take place in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala during the 2nd Latin American Go Congress.
On the 8th round of this Championship a surprising Venezuela will be facing a steady Chile, a match in which both have only one defeat and the winner will have a step in on the final match of this championship to be played during the 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala from october 12th to 15th.
8th round will take place on sunday July 1st 19 hrs UTC-6
Check the full pairings here.