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

Paul Lintag on Dec 10, 2019 01:02 PM
SEA Games: Sibol wins double gold in Dota 2 and StarCraft II
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. (Photo by Razer)

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.

 

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