MANILA -- After the Philippines' Mobile Legends team reaped the first gold in esports, the national team's manager is confident in getting four more gold medals in the inaugural SEA Games tournament.
"We are expecting with this [win], now we can speak louder [that] we are expecting four," Alvin Juban, Sibol national team manager told reporters Sunday night.
The Mobile Legends team overcame short training time and a powerhouse team to get to the top and earn the first gold medal for esports in the SEA Games.
This means, Sibol may be expecting medals for three more titles, namely Tekken 7, Defense of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2), and StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.
Mc Nicholson ”Mc” Villanueva, John Anthony ”Natsumi” Vargas, Jun ”Bok” Kanehara, Marvin Salvador ”Boomy” Rushton, Bryle Jacob ”CML” Alvizo, Van Jerico ”Van” Manalaysay and James Erice ”Erice” Guerra will try to get the Philippines' second gold medal when it battles Thailand Monday afternoon.
Caviar "EnDerr" Acampado will take on Singapore's Thomas Kopankiewicz for Starcraft II gold on Tuesday, as his teammate Justin "Nuks" Santos bows out of medal contention.
This will be held simultaneously with the Tekken 7 tournament, with Andreij "Doujin" Albar and Alexandre "AK" Laverez gunning for a 1-2 finish for the Philippines.
Malaysia's Yew Weng Kean on Monday reaped the second SEA Games gold medal after upending Thailand's Popan Werit in the Hearthstone finals -- as Philippine players Dustin "Waningmoon" Mangulabnan and Jacinta "Jia" Dee bowed out of the competition in the qualifiers.
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 have also bowed out of Arena of Valor medal contention.
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