SEA Games: Hard-lucked Pinoy Arena of Valor bets out of medal contention

Angela Coloma, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 07 2019 07:05 PM

MANILA - The country’s representatives for Arena of Valor are out of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games medal race after losing to Thailand in the group qualifiers Saturday. 

Paraded by Liyab Esports’ Kevin Kio ”Gambit” Dizon, Jeremiah ”1717” Camarillo, Jevan Lorenzo ”Bents” Delos Santos, Lawrence Anthony ”Rubixx” Gatmaitan, Miguel Klarenz ”Miggie” Banaag, Bradie Ryan ”Yats” Velasquez and Kyle Jepherson ”Vindiicated” Padlan, AoV’s players struggled to make ends meet in the first match, losing to Vietnam in their first match in the Group A qualifiers. 

The team then kept its medal hopes alive by pulling a sweep of its own against Myanmar. 

However, Thailand, seen as one of the AoV favorites, had the right answers to boot the host team off medal contention Saturday afternoon.