Calling: Singapore Recap

14th Jun 2023 Kasharn Rao

Brave warriors from all around the world showed up to Calling: Singapore last weekend, and another $10,000 USD in prize money has been paid out! Some have said this Calling was even better than the last one hosted in Singapore. Let's find out...

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Nearly 300 players landed in Singapore this weekend, hopeful to claim the Gold Foil, PTI, cash prize, and prestigious title of Calling Champion.

Lexi was the popular choice, but the rest of the field spanned far and wide, with almost every single hero represented!

The crossroads of Singapore are home to some of the fiercest Flesh and Blood competition on the planet, and heroes came from all corners of the globe to try their hand. It was incredible to see so many players from different countries all in one place, playing one game.

From Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Europe, Brazil, United States, New Zealand, and many more they all came to fight for the crown - but in the end it was the Aussies who blasted everyone to smithereens, boasting FIVE spots in the Top 8!

Australian National Champion Nick Butcher brought down the hammer on World Championship Top 4 competitor Pei-Tung Liao in the finals. The clash was a true sight to behold, with the Elemental Ranger working towards an unbelievably complex combo turn. But eventually Lexi missed her mark and succumbed to the relentless crushing force of the soon-to-be retired grumpy Old Man.

Congratulations to Nick Butcher and the rest of our Calling Top 8 competitors!

1st: Nick Butcher - Oldhim, Grandfather of Eternity

2nd: Pei-Tung Liao - Lexi, Livewire

3rd-4th: Liam Bennett - Iyslander, Stormbind

3rd-4th: Matt Rogers - Oldhim, Grandfather of Eternity

5th-8th: Hayden Dale - Oldhim, Grandfather of Eternity

5th-8th: Xi Shern Tan - Uzuri, Switchblade

5th-8th: Sam Sutherland - Dash, Inventor Extraordinaire

5th-8th: Sable Wang-Wills - Dromai, Ash Artist

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While the Calling raged on, players sharpened their blades and charged into the Battle Hardened! After seven bloody rounds of Blitz, a Top 8 emerged, with Gordon Koh casting the world of Rathe into darkness with Chane.

Congratulations to Gordon Koh and the rest of our Battle Hardened Top 8 competitors!

1st: Gordon Koh - Chane

2nd: Ming Han Lee - Kassai

3rd-4th: Toh Jin Han - Kano

3rd-4th: Gary Lee - Rhinar

5th-8th: Halim Hilmi - Rhinar

5th-8th: Mak Kyrios - Kano

5th-8th: Lucas Ward - Azalea

5th-8th: Jake McCormack - Chane

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One thing that really stood out at Calling: Singapore was the genuine eagerness to play. Plus, nobody could pass up the chance to get their hands on the beautiful Merlion Sigil of Solace promo. People just couldn't get enough FAB, with side events completely selling out all weekend long!

James White learned a thing or two in Challenge the Monarch when he was defeated by Isaac Teo. If cracking packs of Monarch wasn't enough excitement, the first ever full reveal of Prism, Advent of Thrones and Vynnset was enough to make the crowds scream! The next few weeks will have everyone racking their brains about what on earth a 'figment' could possibly be...

Another World Guide book was adopted by the winner of the Commoner side event, who sliced his way to victory with the vengeful Ira, Crimson Haze.

Roars of laughter and victory screeches could be heard from the tables hosting Shapeshifter Sealed, Team Limited, and Monarch Draft, as they discovered game breaking combinations, imparted sage advice to help their teammates, and joined the epic struggle between Light and Shadow!

Creativity knows no bounds! There was a fantastic turnout for the first Flesh and Blood Cosplay Contest held in Asia, with stunning costumes created with love and dedication. Congratulations to Matilda Soon for taking first place and the precious Taylor promo with her Genis Wotchuneed cosplay.

People also went home with treasures to last a lifetime, signed by an incredible line-up of artists, including Lius Lasahido, Arif Wijaya, Yolanda Felicia, Kevin Sidharta, and Wisnu Tan!

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Another leg in the $1,000,000 Pro Play 2023 journey, and another entry in the Flesh and Blood history books.

Thank you to our amazing event host Fayble, as well as our devoted judges, coverage staff, and stream cast!

A special shout out to One Two Juice for keeping us all entertained with live interviews, interesting snapshots, and hilarious quips throughout the weekend!

See you all at the next one!