June Mar, Greg, Pingris among PBA's best DotA players, says Perkins
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 17, 2019 03:49 PM
June Mar, Greg, and Marc can dominate on the court, and on the sticks, according to Jason Perkins.
June Mar Fajardo is many things.
He's a five-time MVP. He's arguably the most dominant big man of his and any generation in the PBA. He's also already part of the conversation of Philippine basketball's GOAT.
Turns out, the 29-year-old San Miguel center is also one of the best DotA (Defense of the Ancients) players in the Association, according to 2018 PBA Rookie of the Year Jason Perkins.
Perkins sat down with Phoenix teammate Matthew Wright with Mico Halili for The Score, and they shed some light on the "secret gamer society", a group of gamers in the PBA who can dominate on the court, and on the sticks.
"He might be even better in DoTA than basketball." @HeftyLeftyy, @Mr_Wright_ shed some light on the "secret" gamer society in the PBA and June Mar's skills on the sticks 🎮— ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) January 17, 2019
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Perhaps the most telling story of June Mar's love for gaming is how he first interacted with Perkins.
"I never really talk to him personally, he'll say hi to me, but when I really talked to him for my first time was when Call of Duty came out. We made a little squadron together. It was like me, Von Pessumal, Justin Chua and Greg [Slaughter], and June Mar," Perkins said.
"June Mar is good, he's pretty good on the sticks," he added.
When the conversation switched to another game, DotA, both Perkins and Wright agreed that both Fajardo and Slaughter also owned in the ultra-popular multiplayer game.
"I'm not on June Mar's or Greg's level though, but I mean I'm around there, I'm getting there," Perkins shared.
"He might even be better in DotA than in basketball," Wright added.
Perkins also managed to expose Andreas Cahilig, the Columbian Dyip big man and his gaming habits.
"This guy Andreas Cahilig from Kia, he probably plays DOTA way more than he does basketball, one thousand percent."
Watch their insightful interview below: