SEA Games: Sibol-Mobile Legends guarantees PH 2nd medal in esports | Inquirer Sports

SEA Games: Sibol-Mobile Legends guarantees PH 2nd medal in esports

/ 10:38 PM December 06, 2019

FILE – Team Philippines competes in the esports event of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan. INQUIRER PHOTO/ JAM STA ROSA

MANILA, Philippines–Sibol’s Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team pulled out all the stops to turn back Vietnam, 2-0, and secured a podium finish in the lower bracket semifinal of the Southeast Asian Games’ esports event Friday night at Filoil Flying-V Arena in San Juan.

Karl Nepumuceno was aggressive right from the opening bell, helping the Filipinos fend off a feisty fightback from the visitors in Game 2.

The win thus sent the Sibol to the lower bracket final, where Malaysia awaits.

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The Philippine bets are already guaranteed of bronze—the second medal for the hosts following Caviar’s Acampado’s triumph in Starcraft II earlier in the day.

Allan Castromayor also provided Sibol a much-needed boost in the contest.

The Nationals takes on the red-hot Malaysians on Sunday for the right to face Indonesia in the gold medal clash.

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