GAMING: Who are the official esports representatives in the 2019 SEA Games?
September 16, 2019 Divine Sanchez
27 PLAYERS. 6 GAMES. 1 NATION. Introducing Sibol’s official lineup in the 2019 SEA Games esports category!
With the announcement of esports as an official medal sport in the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games comes the formation of our official esports team, Sibol!
Last August, Sibol first started taking form as the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Esports Union (PSEU) sent direct invites to Dota 2 player, Carlos “Kuku” Palad and Dota 2 team, TNC. The team, however, didn’t accept since they were taking a break after their The Internationals 2019 run. (It’s a shame we won’t be seeing their crazy TI9 plays in the upcoming SEA Games. Sad.)
Not to worry though, we might still see our favorite players in their respective games because PSEU also sent out invites to Caviar “Enderr” Acampado (StarCraft II), Erwin “Yakou” Magno (MLBB), and other big names in Philippine esports. Yaaas!
An open qualifier event was also held for anyone who wants to test their luck in joining this pioneering team. Players who passed will proceed to the training pool which will be the last hurdle for those aspiring Sibol members.
In the just-ended National Pool Combine, assigned managers and coaches will select 7 players each to represent Dota 2, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Arena of Valor (AOV), while 2 players will play for Hearthstones, and Tekken 7!
And we got good news today because Sibol’s official lineup was just announced! So without further ado, here it is:
For the Sibol Dota 2 team we have:
-Marvin Salvador “Boomy” Rushton
-John Anthony “Natsumi-” Vargas
-Bryle Jacob “cml” Alvizo
-Jun “Bok” Kanehara
-Mc Nicholson “Mac” Villanueva
-James “Erice” Guerra
-“Van” Jerico Manalaysay
TNC’s former manager, Paulo Sy, will be the new manager of the Sibol Dota 2 team. And Paolo “SNDATA” will be the team’s coach.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
As for the Sibol Starcraft II faction we have:
-Caviar “EnDerr” Acampado
-Justin “Nuks” Santos
With Jess Joaustine “JackDReaper” Tamboboy and Mark Ryan “eXoBLaZeR” Rapisura as the Sibol StarCraft II team’s manager and coach, respectively.
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
The Sibol Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s (MLBB) team is ready to launch their attack with:
-Angelo Kyle “Pheww” Arcangel
-Karl Gabriel “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno
-Kenneth Jiane “Kenji” Villa
-Carlito “Ribo” Jr.
-Jason Rafael “Jay” Torculas
-Jeniel “Haze” Bata-Anon
-Allan Sancio “Lusty” Castromayor
Arena of Valor
Here is the Sibol Arena of Valor (AOV) team:
-Kevin Kio “Gambit” Dizon
-Jeremiah “1717” Camarillo
-Miguel Klarenz “Miggie” Banaag
-Jevan Lorenzo “Bents” Delos Santos
-Lawrence Anthony “Rubixx” Gatmaitan
-Bradie Ryan “Yatz” Velasquez
-Kyle Jepherson “Vindiicated” Padlan
The team’s manager will be Neme Victa and the team’s coach will be Rafael “Cyriux” Albert.
Get ready for the Sibol Hearthstone tag team:
-Jacinta “Jia” Dee
-Dustin “WaningMoon” Mangulabnan
Aiming for gold with their manager Richard “Pompi” Castillo and coach Jan Martin “Chalk” Zaldivar.
Ready for the next battle is Sibol Tekken 7 representatives:
-Andreij Hosea “Doujin” Albar
-Alexandre Gabrielle “AK” Laverez
Side by side with team coach Ron “Hot-E” Muyot and manager Djamille “Naturelover” San Juan.
We still don’t know which positions will each player be assigned to nor each team’s strategy in bagging victories. So stay tuned for more updates! Also, make sure to support them in the SEA Games which will be held at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. It will run from December 1 to 6, 2019! Let’s all hope for Sibol glorious journey in taking home 6 medals!
Did you miss the Sibol National Pool Combine? Don’t worry! We had the chance to interview your favorite players, coaches, managers, and many more! So catch the exclusive U Do U recap here:
What do you think of Sibol’s official lineup for the upcoming SEA Games? Do you think they can bag all 6 medals? Are you excited as we are? Let us know what you think in the comments down below. Or hit us up on our Facebook or Twitter @UDoUPh.