On January 20 2019, the first round of the 3rd Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship took place on Pandanet IGS.
It was a historic day as Uruguay and Dominican Republic made their first appearance in this Championship; although both lost with a 3–0 score against Brazil and Peru respectively.
What came as a big surprise were the victories of Guatemala and Costa Rica against Venezuela and Chile, considering that the latter countries ended in 2nd and 3rd place of last’s year Pandanet Latin American League. This is a clear signal that nobody knows what is to come.
Colombia swept Ecuador by 3–0, and in a very heated match Mexico managed to prevail against Argentina. Although losing on the 1st board in a preponed game against Argentina’s Fernando Aguilar, Mexico managed to win on the remaining two boards to claim the match point.
You can check all the kifus of this round here.
Next round is scheduled to take place on February 3 at 19 hrs. UTC-6.
This season promises to be full of surprises so keep yourself updated on the Pandanet Latin American League website.
– Emil Garcia