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SEA Games: Sibol wraps up esports campaign with Tekken 7 silver, bronze

/ 11:30 AM December 11, 2019

Alexandre “AK” Laverez wins the silver in the Tekken 7 tournament. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOSEPH GARIBAY

MANILA, Philippines–Philippine bet Alexendre Laverez settled for a silver medal in the Southeast Asian Games’ Tekken 7 contest, the final event of the esports competitions Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Sibol’s Lavarez faltered against Nopparut Hempamorn of Thailand, 3-2, to lose his chance at a gold that could’ve bookended Caviar Acampado’s performance earlier in the day.

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The Filipino managed to regain his bearings just in time to knot the affair at Game 4, but he barely had any answers in Hempamorn’s near-perfect showing in the period that mattered most.

Andreij “Doujin” Albar salvages bronze medal in Tekken 7. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOSEPH GARIBAY

Andreij Albar, the other Sibol bet in the contest, salvaged a bronze after also bowing to the Thai in the upper bracket final. The two Filipinos then locked horns for the right to face Hempamorn in the Final.

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The victory put the hosts’ medal tally in the inaugural event to five medals including golds coming from Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, DoTA II, and StarCraft II.

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