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Philippines to send 27 esports athletes to participate in esport titles in the SEA Games 2019

Gambit

18th, Sep, 2019

Cover and thumbnail via: @sports.inquirer


SEA Games 2019 will be the first IOC (International Olympic Committee) sanctioned event to feature esports as a medal event. Naturally, this means that there was a lot of hype and excitement when this announcement was made. It seems as if the hype is being backed up with government support and action as well, and the Philippines recently confirmed a 27 man team to represent them in the various titles which will be played. The team plays under the tag Sibol PH and has even managed to attract sponsors for their jerseys such as tech company Smart Communications. 

 

Image via: @ungeek.ph


Under Sibol PH, the following teams and players will be representing the country. 


Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

  • Kenneth Jiane 'Kenji' Villa

  • Karl Gabriel 'KarlTzy' Nepomuceno

  • Carlito 'Ribo' Ribo

  • Jeniel 'Haze' Bata-anon

  • Angelo Kyle 'Pheww' Arcangel

  • Allan Sancio 'Lusty' Castromayor

  • Jason Rafael 'Jay' Torculas

Dota 2

  • Mc Nicholson 'Mc' Villanueva

  • John Anthony 'Natsumi' Vargas

  • Jun 'Bok' Kanehara

  • Marvin Salvador 'Boomy' Rushton

  • Bryle Jacob 'CML' Alvizo

  • Van Jerico 'Van' Manalaysay

  • James Erice 'Erice' Guerra

Arena of Valor

  • Kevin Kio 'Gambit' Dizon

  • Jeremiah '1717' Camarillo

  • Jevan Lorenzo 'Bents' Delos Santos

  • Lawrence Anthony 'Rubixx' Gatmaitan

  • Miguel Klarenz 'Miggie' Banaag

  • Bradie Ryan 'Yats' Velasquez

  • Kyle Jepherson 'Vindiicated' Padlan

StarCraft II

  • Justin 'NuksPH' Santos

  • Caviar 'Enderr' Acampado

Hearthstone

  • Dustin 'WaningMoon' Mangulabnan

  • Jacinta 'Jia' Dee

Tekken 7

  • Andreij Hosea 'Doujin' Albar

  • Alexandre Gabrielle 'AK' Laverez



SEA Games 2019 will kick off on the 30th of November and will take place in the Philippines. It is the 30th edition of the SEA Games and features 529 events in 56 sports. The esports events will take place between the 1st and the 6th of December at the Filoil Flying Centre V, San Juan, Metro Manila. 10 other nations will also be sending their representatives but how many teams and players will actually be at the event remains to be seen. 

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Gambit 

Shounak has been one of AFK Gaming’s longest-serving esports journalists and has spent over 3 years covering a variety of subjects. His primary focus has been the Asian Dota circuit, but he has recently moved over to the newly launched mobile esports division. However, he is well versed with the ecosystems of almost all the major esports and actively watches and follows multiple titles spanning across multiple genres. Throughout the years, he has written a variety of content pieces, from full-length features, extensive tournament coverage, interviews, scripts and stories for videos as well as day to day news reporting.

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