The Philippine Southeast Asia Esports Union (PSEU) has revealed the official lineups of the country’s national esports team SIBOL which will be competing in the 30th Southeast Asian Games this coming December.
Esports team was chosen from national team performances
Each chosen representative was based on their performances conducted during the national team combine last August 29 to 31.
The lists include some familiar names in several games such as AK and Doujin for Tekken 7, and EnDerr for Starcraft 2.
The team in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is composed of players from various teams that had won a tournament from this year. Dota 2, on the other hand, won’t see the usual international well-known names from TNC Pro Team, Mineski, and Fnatic, though the title was being dominated by Pinoys in the region.
PSEU is expecting for the gold
As the Philippines will be hosting the first-ever medal event for esports in the SEA Games, PSEU is expecting at least five gold medals for the country’s esports team.
The esports event is expected to happen this December 5 to 10 at the Fil-Oil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Here is the complete list of teams:
MC Nicholson ‘Mc’ Villanueva
John Anthony ‘Natsumi’ Vargas
Jun ‘Bok’ Kanehara
Martin Salvador ‘Boomy’ Rushton
Bryle Jacob ‘CML’ Alvizo
Van Jerico ‘Van’ Manalaysay
James Erice ‘Erice’ Guerra
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
Kenneth Jiane ‘Kenji’ Villa
Karl Gabriel ‘Karltzy’ Nepomuceno
Carlito ‘Ribo’ Ribo
Jeniel ‘Haze’ Bata-anon
Angelo Kyle ‘Pheww’ Arcangel
Allan Sancio ‘Lusty’ Castromayor
Jason Rafael ‘Jay’ Torculas
Arena of Valor
Kevin Kio ‘Gambit’ Dizon
Jeremiah ‘1717’ Camarillo
jevan Lorenzo ‘Bents’ Delos Santos
Lawrence Anthony ‘Rubixx’ Gatmaitan
Miguel Klarenz ‘Miggie’ Banaag
Bradie Ryan ‘Yats’ Velasquez
Kyle Jepherson ‘Vindiicated’ Padlan
Dustin ‘WaningMoon’ Mangulabnan
Jacinta ‘Jia’ Dee
Caviar ‘EnDerr’ Acampado
Justin ‘Nuks’ Santos
Andreij Hosea ‘Doujin’ Albar
Alexandre Gabrielle ‘AK’ Laverez
SIBOL signifies ‘growth’
Sibol, which is the Filipino word for “growth,” is an apt name for our national team for esports. This signifies not only the rise of esports around the world but also the advancement of its talent in the Philippines.
Flaunting our national colors, Sibol logo is an amalgam of the leaf and the flame where leaf symbolizes new beginnings while the flame represents the passion of the Filipino gamer. The shapes in the flame also subtly spell out the country’s acronym, PHI.
Eleven countries will be participating in the games, including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, East Timor, and Vietnam.