As a staunch patron of Philippine esports, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is rallying behind the national esports team SIBOL at the ongoing 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia.
SIBOL is competing in 5 medal games namely Crossfire and Valorant for PC, PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends: Bang-Bang, and League of Legends: Wild Rift, where it scored its first esports gold with a 3-1 victory versus Vietnam last May 8. The following day, May 9, SIBOL added to the country’s medal haul by winning bronze for Crossfire.
Formed in 2017 as the national esports team to represent the country during the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games as a demonstration sport, SIBOL found prominence and wider audience reception when they competed at the 2019 SEA GAMES, in which esports was recognized as a medal sports for the first time.
Wowing audiences here and throughout the region with spectacular gameplay, SIBOL won a total of 5 medals during that year: 3 Gold, 1 Silver, and 1 Bronze.
A roster of heroes
SIBOL is composed of 46 men and women (together with their coaches) who rose from a stringent qualifier conducted by the national team to get the best possible athlete roster.
Representing the country for medal and glory are: R: Nathaniel – PHI.CABERO, Brheyanne Christ – PHI.REYES, Jose Eduardo – PHI.JAMIR, Mark Anthony – PHI.TULING, Xavier – PHI.JUAN, George Aundrey – PHI.LACHICA for Valorant; John Kenneth Alde, Christian Amores, Matthew Arnaez, Justine Perez, Aldrin Borabon, and Arthur Tecson for Crossfire; Gerald Gelacio, Justine Richie, Reniel Angara, Golden Dajao, Chammy Nazarrea, and Aaron Bingay for League of Legends: Wild Rift;
Completing SIBOL are: Reimon Casido, John Rocello, Charles Lobusta, Abdu Barode, Ronald Ginez, Jon Cabig, Mcromar Mascardo, Ryan Canlas, Jan Sison, and Tyrone Chelsea Artates for PUBG Mobile; and Nowee – PHI.MACASA, Marco Stephen – PHI.REQUITIANO, Angelo Kyle – PHI.ARCANGEL, Michael Angelo – PHI.SAYSON, David Charles – PHI.CANON, Rowgien Stimpson – PHI.UNIGO, Mery Christine – PHI.VIVERO, Gwyneth – PHI.DIAGON, Kaye Maerylle – PHI.ALPUERTO, Rica Fatima – PHI.AMORES, Sheen – PHI.PEREZ, and Alexandria Dhzoie – PHI.DARDO for Mobile Legends: Bang-Bang.
Catch all SIBOL action on the Smart LiveStream App
Smart enables all esports fans and enthusiasts to catch all the esports action at the 32nd SEA Games and support SIBOL via the Smart LiveStream App, which is downloadable on the Apple Store and Google Play Store.
The app will also stream the rest of the 32nd SEA Games events, where Filipino national athletes are set to compete in all 38 sporting events.
To enjoy the Smart LiveStream App, subscribers will only need to enter a valid Smart Prepaid or Postpaid mobile number. Upon registration, users will promptly receive an OTP code via SMS, which can be used to start enjoying the features of Smart LiveStream App on their smartphones.
Smart LiveStream App is powered by Smart, the Philippines’ Fastest and Best Mobile Network according to Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence.