It looks like our official esports representatives for SEA Games 2019, Sibol, is out for blood after bagging 3 gold medals in the said competition. Find out more here:
“Lakad Matatag!”–the ever so famous catchline made famous by two Filipino casters at The International 2018 which literally means to “walk strong”. Since then, it has become the battle cry of Sibol, in the ongoing Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2019. And boy they sure seem to walk beaming with pride as they were able to bag 3 gold medals in this prestigious event.
With the esports event ending today, we have already bagged 3 gold medals out of all the 6 titles, namely for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB), Dota 2, and StarCraft II.
On Sunday, the Sibol MLBB team drew first blood in our series of wins after managing to get loose from Indonesia’s tight grip ending their lower bracket run in the grand finals, 3-2.
See how Sibol grabbed us our first gold medal in esports right here:
Our Dota 2 team shortly followed the victory against Thailand ending in a 3-2 series.
Catch the replay right here:
As for StarCraft II, representative Caviar Napoleon “EnDerr” Acampado snatched the gold medal from Singapore’s Thomas “Blysk” Kopankiewicz in a Zerg vs. Protoss match ending in 4-1.
Here’s a replay for StarCraft II in case you missed it:
Meanwhile, the remaining games: Arena of Valor (AOV) and Hearthstone fell short for the gold but Tekken 7 managed to snatch a silver and bronze medal. Despite this, I believe that this year’s SEA Games is still a big win for everyone considering they wrote history as the first set of athletes to compete in esports which is also the first time included in SEA Games.
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The SEA Games esports category was held from December 5 to December 10, 2019, at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. On a side note, the event as a whole will run until December 11. So make sure to support the remaining sports competition out there and use the hashtag #WeWinAsOne!
What do you think of Sibol bagging 3 medals for SEA Games 2019? And do you also agree that they did their best #LakadMatatag?
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