With the inclusion of esports titles in the upcoming SEA Games, PSEU welcomes Sibol, the PH national esports team.

A few months ago, SEA games announced the inclusion of esports titles. Because of this, the local gaming community has been anticipating the formation of a national team. And just a few days ago, the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Esports Union unveiled the Philippine national esports team.

Coined as Sibol, it means “growth”. According to PSEU, Sibol is the perfect name for the national team. It signifies the rise esports around the world and the progress of esports talents in the Philippines.

The Sibol logo brandishes the Philippine flag colors blue red and yellow. It displays a combination of a flame and a leaf. The flame symbolizes the passion of every Filipino gamer. At the same time, it subtly spells out the country’s acronym, PHI. While the leaf represents new beginnings. All in all, representing the Philippines’ passion and power in esports.

Sibol as PH national esports team

The Sibol esports team will be competing in all six different esports titles in the upcoming 30th SEA Games. Specifically Dota 2, Mobile Legends, Arena of Valor, Tekken 7, Heartstone and StarCraft II. So far, they’ve pooled directly invited players to the team’s training pool.

In any case, here’s the list of directly invited players:

Dota 2

-Carlo “Kuku” Palad

-Timothy John “Tims” Randrup

-Kim “Gabbi” Santos

-Armel “Armel” Tabios

-Nico “Eyyou” Barcelon

-Djardel “DJ” Mampusti

-Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto

-Abed Azel “Abed” Yusop

-Michael “ninjaboogie” Ross Jr.

-Ryan Jay “Bimbo” Qui

StarCraft II

-Caviar “Enderr” Acampado

Arena of Valor

-Kevin Kio “Gambit” Dizon

-Jeremiah “1717” Camarillo

-Jevan Lorenzo “Bents” Delos Santos

-Lawrence Anthony “Rubixx” Gatmaitan

-Miguel Klarenz “Miggie”  Banaag

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

-Carlito “Ribo” Ribo

-Erwin “Yakou” Magno

-Jeniel “Haze” Bata-Anon

-Marc Danielle “Dee” San Luis

-Yuji “Yuji” Aizawa

Angelo Kyle “Pheww” Arcangel

-Renz Carlo “Pein” Reyes

-Lester “Tets” Santos

-Ralph Mico “Coco” Sampang

-Mark “Dysania” Cruz

-Ephraim Jueinno “Ejhay” Sambrano

-Gerardo “Eson” Mark Jayson

-Jeff Franklin “Jeffqt4ever” Anaya

-Allan Sancio “Lusty” Castromayor

-Jason Rafael “Jay” Torculas

-Ashleymarco “Killuash” Cruz

-Kyle “Ryo” Berceño

Tekken 7

-Andreij Hosea “Doujin” Albar

-Alexandre Gabrielle “AK” Laverez


-Jacinta “Jia” Dee

-Euneil “Staz” Javiñas

Selecting the Sibol team members?

More importantly, once the training is done, players will then be evaluated and seeded in the team. Given that they pass the evaluation. In a likely manner, managers and coaches will be assigned per game. Also, they will be part of the selection committee of the final Sibol team members.

Aside from that, an open qualifier will take place for other individuals interested in joining the training pool. So far, any Filipino citizen over the age of 13 can join the qualifier. The open qualifiers will happen in August. However, details are yet to be announced.

So, are you excited to see who will be playing for Sibol? At any rate, who do you think will have a chance to make it to the top? So share your thoughts on the comments down below! Or hit us up on our Facebook or Twitter @UDoUPh.