Smart Supports SIBOL at the 32nd SEA Games as Team Scores First Gold in Wild Rift

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As a staunch supporter of Philippine esports, Smart, the wireless unit of PLDT, is firmly behind the national esports team SIBOL as they compete in the ongoing 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia. SIBOL is participating in five medal games – Crossfire and Valorant for PC, and PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends: Bang-Bang, and League of Legends: Wild Rift, where they secured their first esports gold with a resounding 3-1 win against Vietnam on May 8. The next day, May 9, SIBOL also increased the country’s medal count by winning bronze in Crossfire.

Established in 2017 as the national esports team representing the country during the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games as a demonstration sport, SIBOL gained popularity and wider audience reception when they competed in the 2019 SEA Games, where esports was recognized as a medal sport for the first time. With their stunning gameplay, SIBOL impressed audiences in the region and won a total of five medals that year: three gold, one silver, and one bronze.

A Roster of Heroes

SIBOL is composed of 46 individuals, both male and female, along with their coaches. These athletes were chosen from a rigorous selection process conducted by the national team, which aimed to create the most competent roster.

Nathaniel – PHI.CABERO, Brheyanne Christ – PHI.REYES, Jose Eduardo – PHI.JAMIR, Mark Anthony – PHI.TULING, Xavier – PHI.JUAN, George Aundrey – PHI.LACHICA, will represent the country in Valorant. Meanwhile, John Kenneth Alde, Christian Amores, Matthew Arnaez, Justine Perez, Aldrin Borabon, and Arthur Tecson will represent the country in Crossfire, and Gerald Gelacio, Justine Richie, Reniel Angara, Golden Dajao, Chammy Nazarrea, and Aaron Bingay will represent the country in League of Legends: Wild Rift.

Completing the team are Reimon Casido, John Rocello, Charles Lobusta, Abdu Barode, Ronald Ginez, Jon Cabig, Mcromar Mascardo, Ryan Canlas, Jan Sison, and Tyrone Chelsea Artates, who will represent the country in PUBG Mobile. Lastly, Nowee – PHI.MACASA, Marco Stephen – PHI.REQUITIANO, Angelo Kyle – PHI.ARCANGEL, Michael Angelo – PHI.SAYSON, David Charles – PHI.CANON, Rowgien Stimpson – PHI.UNIGO, Mery Christine – PHI.VIVERO, Gwyneth – PHI.DIAGON, Kaye Maerylle – PHI.ALPUERTO, Rica Fatima – PHI.AMORES, Sheen – PHI.PEREZ, and Alexandria Dhzoie – PHI.DARDO will represent the country in Mobile Legends: Bang-Bang.

Catch all SIBOL Action on the Smart LiveStream App

Smart’s LiveStream App allows esports enthusiasts to keep up with all the 32nd SEA Games’ esports action while supporting SIBOL. The app is downloadable on both the Apple Store and Google Play Store and will also stream the remaining 38 sporting events featuring Filipino national athletes.

Subscribers need only enter a valid Smart Prepaid or Postpaid mobile number to enjoy the app. Upon registration, users will promptly receive an OTP code via SMS to begin using the app’s features on their smartphones.

Smart LiveStream App is powered by Smart, the Philippines’ Fastest and Best Mobile Network, recognized by Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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