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Sibol standout laments DOTA 2 exclusion in Hanoi SEA Games

The official esport events were recently announced by the Vietnam Association of Electronic Sports and Entertainment (VIRESA)......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 8th, 2021

Making dreams come true for eSports bets

All eyes were on the Philippines when its Mobile Legends team won the country’s first gold medal in eSports in the Southeast Asian Games 2019. Sibol, the moniker of the Philippine Mobile Legends team, beat Indonesia in the best-of-five battle. Two more golds were then bagged by the Philippine teams in the battle for DoTA 2 and StarCraft II......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 8th, 2020

SEA Games: Sibol wins double gold in Dota 2 and StarCraft II

MANILA — The Philippines is dominating the very first ESports event in the Southeast Asian Games. Sibol, the country’s national ESports team, won two gold medals in the 2019 SEA Games in a span of 12 hours pretty much, pushing the Philippines’ tally to three golds so far. Late Monday night, Sibol’s Dota 2 squad beat Thailand in an intense final, 3-2. The Philippines was trailing in the final game but the five-man team of James Guerra, Jerico Manalaysay, John Anthony Vargas, Bryle Alvizo, and Marvin Rushton pulled through. Tuesday morning back at the San Juan Arena, Caviar Acampado won Sibol’s third gold by beating Singapore in StarCraft II, 4-1. “EnDerr” completed a dominant run, winning all seven of his matches for the gold medal. The Philippines’ gold medal victories in Dota 2, StarCraft II, and earlier in Mobile Legends, means that Sibol will be winningest team in the first-ever ESports tournament in the SEA Games. Tekken 7 is yet to be decided while Malaysia won gold in Hearthstone and Thailand taking the title in Arena of Valor.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 10th, 2019

'SEAG2019: PH Sibol namayagpag sa DoTA 2 vs. Thailand

Manila, Philippines – Muling nagtagumpay ng ikalawang gintong medalya ang koponan ng Pilipinas na Sibol laban sa Thailand sa larong DoTA 2 sa iskor na 3-2 sa Southeast Asian Games, Lunes. Binubuo nina Mc Nicholson ”Mc” Villanueva, John Anthony ”Natsumi” Vargas, Jun ”Bok” Kanehara, Marvin Salvador ”Boomy” Rushton, Bryle Jacob ”CML” Alvizo, Van Jerico ”Van” […] The post #SEAG2019: PH Sibol namayagpag sa DoTA 2 vs. Thailand appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsDec 10th, 2019

SEA Games: Team Philippines is overall champion

Boxers got their turn to churn out gold medals as Team Philippines already had the overall championship in the bag in the penultimate competition date of the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Monday. Seven mints out of the possible ten fell on the purse of the host team, which closed Day 9 of the biennial meet with 137 gold, 102 silver and 106 bronze medals. Eumir Marcial ruled the men’s middleweight division, scoring a first-round KO against Manh Cuong Nguyen of Vietnam to capture his third SEA Games gold medal. Also winning in their men’s weight class were Carlo Paalam (light flyweight), Rogen Ladon (flyweight), Charly Suarez (lightweight) and James Palicte (lightwelterweight). In the women’s division, Philippine torchbearer Nesthy Petecio outgunned Myanmar’s Nwe Ni Oo en route to a 5-0 Unanimous Decision win in the  featherweight class. Josie Gabuco powered through a flu to defeat Indonesian Endang by Unanimous Decision, 5-0 in the light flyweight final to collect her remarkable 5th SEA Games gold medal. Athletics bets at the New Clark City continued to deliver gold medals on track with Sarah Dequinah winning the women’s heptathlon while Melvin Calano claiming the men’s javelin throw mint. Kingsley Bautista copped the men’s 110m. hurdles mint. Sailing accounted for two golds with victories in keelboat match racing in FE28R and keel fleet racing in FE28R. Windsurfing also delivered with Geylord Coveta winning in men’s RS: One and Yancy Kaibigan in men’s RS: X (9.5M).    Dennis Orcullo reigned supreme in men’s 10-ball while the mixed squash team ruled its event.     Kurt Barbosa won gold in the men’s taekwondo -54kg., wrestlers Jason Baucas and Noel Norada were victorious in men’s Greco-Roman 72 kg. and 63 kg., respectively, while jiujitsu bet Carlo Angelo Pena won the gold in men’s -56kg. as well as teammates Meggie Ochoa (women’s -45kg) and Dean Michael Roxas (men’s -85kg.). Karetedo’s Jamie Lim (women’s +61kg. kumite) and Jerry Olsim of kickboxing (men’s -69kg kick light) also contributed mints. The PHI’s mixed team compound duo of Rachelle Dela Cruz and Paul Dela Cruz chipped in gold in archery while Sibol was last to add a mint for the day with its Dota 2 conquest in E-Sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 9th, 2019

SEA Games: Sibol outlasts Indonesia for historic gold in Mobile Legends

MANILA — The Philippines makes history for ESports in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Sibol Pilipinas outlasted Indonesia in Mobile Legends Sunday at the San Juan Arena, scoring a dramatic 3-2 win for the gold medal. The come-from-behind victory by Sibol allowed the Philippines to become the first country to ever capture a gold medal in SEA Games eSports history. Sibol was the first on the board in the race-to-3 showdown but the Indonesian’s proved their world champion status by taking over, 2-1. The five-man team of Kyle Arcangel, Carlito Ribo, Allan Castromayor, Jeniel Bata-Anon, and Kenneth Villa rallied to win the final two games to seal the gold medal. It was a tough road to first place for the Philippines as Sibol had to go through the loser’s bracket. Sibol swept Vietnam and Malaysia, 2-0, to set up the gold medal game against Indonesia. Indonesia is home to the world champion team of Mobile Legends. Sibol’s gold medal in Mobile Legends is the country’s first official medal in ESports for the SEA Games but the Philippines is also assured of at least a silver in StarCraft II and DOTA 2.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 8th, 2019

MPBL: Sta. Lucia hoops tradition lives on in Pasig

"I am a true basketball man. We were 34 years in basketball. We will represent the city we all love." Those are the words of Salvador "Buddy" Encarnado, the boss of the Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. For him, this team is more than just a job, it seems to be a calling. The old Sta. Lucia Realtors played for 17 years in the PBA, winning two titles with Encarnado a fixture in the team's leadership. Some of their players are etched into Pinoy hoops lore, like Marlou Aquino, Kelly Williams, Dennis Espino, and MPBL commish Kenneth Duremdes. When SLR departed from the league in 2010, the real estate conglomerate continued to dabble in hoops, fielding teams in amateur leagues. But their takeover of the Pasig franchise in the MPBL represents their biggest hoops project since fleeing the pro league. Sta. Lucia Basketball thus entered a new era. This team is also very close to Encarnado's heart. The GM grew up in Barangay Sumilang, a 13-minute walk away from the Realtors' home court, the Pasig Sports Center. Exequiel "Exy" Robles, the president of Sta. Lucia Realty, is also a native of Pasig. Both were dismayed when the Pasig Pirates finished the Datu Cup in dead last in the table, at 4-21. "As a Pasigueno I could not help but feel bad for the negative image of Pasig with a team that went 4 out of 21," said Encarnado, who has retired as a day-to-day executive of SLR but helps out in their sporting ventures. Sta. Lucia took the reins of the troubled club, rechristened them the Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors, and quickly moved to upgrade the roster. There wasn't a great deal of time, just two and-a-half weeks before the June start to the season. "We were pressured to make a fighting team in such a short window. It was like being the last in a buffet lunch. We had so few choices," laments Encarnado. Despite the slim pickings Pasig brought in a trio of studs in guard Robbie Manalang, swing man Jeric Teng, and former Mapua standout Josan Nimes. Manalang, a Filipino-American guard from Orange County in California, starred for Adamson but didn't sign with a team in the PBA after being drafted by Rain or Shine in the second round. The Realtors nabbed him on the last day of the preseason transfer period. "The management and team welcomed me with open arms since day one. Playing here has revived my career," says the guard. Manalang is norming just under 14 points per game and is a real weapon from beyond the arc. Encarnado locked down coach Bong De La Paz, who he had worked with in the past. "He knows my standard and my system," says the GM. Richard Velchez and Argel Mendoza were also roped in. In the recent midseason trading period the team strengthened their frontcourt with veteran Leo Najorda and 6'5" former NLEX Road Warrior Fonso Gotladera. "They bring experience and height," says the team chief. Pasig also has a powerful secret weapon: the rabid fans in the Pasig Sports Center. It's a cozy, intimate bandbox of an arena, and Realtors fans regularly fill it to the brim. "Hands down some the best fans in the league, if not the best," says Nimes. "The atmosphere is loud, crazy, and energetic. Almost all our games are jampacked and the fans are always engaged." "I have never seen a whole venue stand up and put three fingers in the air before I shoot a three like the Pasig fans do. I don't think I will ever forget that," says Manalang. "I'm usually the last to leave the dugout after games. And fans will still be there waiting for pictures. It's an amazing feeling," continues the former Soaring Falcon. "The fans relate to people who represent them," explains Encarnado. "Without the fans we are nothing. Basketball is not just basketball. They want to be entertained. The crowds are knowledgeable. They know what they are watching." Pasig is not invincible at home, having dropped games to Batangas and Bacoor. But both were close contests settled in the final seconds. Pasig's home is still one of the league's fortresses. Encarnado is cautiously optimistic about their chances this season. But for the next competition, the expectations will be high. "Next year some of my old players will be free and hopefully they will come back. I expect good things to happen." One thing that will never change is the Sta. Lucia culture, which Encarnado hopes will live on in this team's new iteration. "Ever since it has been about the work ethic of the group. We select people with good values who believe in hard work and have passion." The passion was in full view last Monday when the Realtors tangled with the Iloilo United Royals inn Makati. The Pasigueños battled hard, and Najorda had a superb day including a neat left-handed hook shot in the first quarter. But Pasig once again missed the services of the injured Jeric Teng, and could not neutralize Iloilo's white-hot Al Francis Tamsi, who scattered 26 points. Pasig shot just 34 percent from the field and lost 79-65. Encarnado sat at the end of Pasig bench, dressed in a team-supplied green-and white Sta. Lucia polo jack. He mostly observed the loss with little emotion. But near the end, during a dead ball situation, the boss strolled onto the court, and with glasses in hand, upbraided an official for not calling an elbow on one of his charges. His team falls short but they are still very much in the playoff race. The fire in Encarnado's belly still burns for the game. And it will not be extinguished anytime soon, if his words are to be believed. "I will never retire from basketball.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 19th, 2019

Option for NSAs: Bubble outside ECQ areas

National sports associations preparing for the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi in November will have to set up their own training camp in areas under a more lenient quarantine status......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 11 min. ago

Sports bodies tasked to put up training bubbles for Vietnam SEAG

National sports associations preparing for this November’s Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam will have to set up their own training camp in areas with more lenient quarantine protocols......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

POC to secure COVID-19 vaccines for Vietnam SEAG-bound athletes

The Philippine Olympic Committee will procure COVID-19 vaccines in its capacity as a private entity for members of Team Philippines to the Hanoi 31st Southeast Asian Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Panlilio vaccine czar for Team Philippines

Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham Tolentino has tasked POC vice president Al Panlilio to head the vaccination program for national athletes vying in the Hanoi SEA Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Gervacio focuses on SEAG beach volleyball stint

Southeast Asian Games bronze medalist Angeline "Dzi" Gervacio has given up playing for Perlas Spikers in the PVL's historic professional debut to focus on the national beach volley team seeing action in the Hanoi Games late this year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Panlilio named COVID-19 vaccine czar for SEAG-bound athletes

Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham Tolentino on Wednesday tasked his first vice-president Al Panlilio to head the group in charge of the vaccination of all the national team seeing action in the Hanoi Southeast Asian Games late this year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Mobile Legends, League of Legends, WildRift headline esports in Hanoi SEA Games

The lineup of events includes both mobile and PC games. League of Legends, CrossFire and FIFA Online 4 will be the games on PC......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

Training permission looms for SEAG-bound athletes, coaches in military

Soon, national athletes and coaches serving in the AFP and working in the frontlines amid the COVID-19 pandemic will get to start training in preparation for the 31st Southeast Asian Games set November 21 to December 2 in Hanoi, Vietnam......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

Philippine Southeast Asian Games stint in peril?

Unless the COVID-19 situation improves in the coming days, weeks or months, there’s a chance that the Philippines may not send a delegation to the 31st Southeast Asian Games slated Nov. 21 to Dec. 2 in Hanoi, Vietnam......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 20th, 2021

National cycling championships postponed

The national cycling championships for road, mountain bike and BMX, which serves as part of the selection process for the 31st Southeast Asian Games late this year in Hanoi, Vietnam, have been postponed due to the alarming rise of new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

626-strong Philippine team vies in Hanoi Games

The Philippines will pin its hopes on 626 athletes from 39 sports as it shoots for a podium finish in the 31st Southeast Asian Games set Nov. 21 to Dec. 2 in Hanoi, Vietnam......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2021

POC eyes big Hanoi SEA Games delegation

A big delegation composed of more than 600 athletes will be deployed when the country sees action in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi this November. In a meeting Friday with Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William “Butch” Ramirez, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino formally endorsed 626 athletes from 39 sports […] The post POC eyes big Hanoi SEA Games delegation appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 12th, 2021

Rule boosts bid of making Tokyo games

Former collegiate standout Remedy Rule gave herself a chance in two events which could make her eligible for more qualifying slots to the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

House panel OKs resolution prioritizing PH athletes in vax program

Lawmakers on Tuesday expressed hope that the national government will prioritize Filipino athletes, who will participate in the Tokyo Olympics and the 2021 Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, in the COVID-19 vaccination program......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021