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    Lyceum stuns Letran, earns a finals bye in CCE Varsity Cup

    Nov 20, 2021

    LYCEUM of the Philippines University pulled off a stunning upset over favorites Colegio de San Juan de Letran with a surprise sweep in their best-of-five upper bracket finale showdown to secure a slot in the Collegiate Center for Esports (CCE) Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 5-on-5 Varsity Cup (MVC) grand finals on Friday.

    The Pirates ambushed the previously unbeaten Knights with a 3-0 domination, capped off by nail-biting Game 3 finish behind skipper Yancy Remulla to set up a gigantic best-of-seven titular duel against the survivor of the lower bracket finals.

    Locking horns in the best-of-of-five lower bracket finale are Letran and Mapua for a chance to catch the last bus in the CCE MVC championship match that streams on CALM Network with Alaxan FR, Bio-Agrownica, Rebel Sports Pilipinas, Efficascent Relaxscent Oil,Tagaytay Pura Vida Resort and Hotel, SMDC Malls, and Smart Communications, Inc., as sponsors.


      Lyceum defeats Letran in tense Horizon Cup

      Smelling blood after a shocking 2-0 start, Lyceum banked on a massive late-game clash to fend off a Lord-led Letran push with Remulla’s Natan scoring a crucial double kill spiked by a timely Khufra set of Carlo Abadeza and Yve support of Lorenzo Navarro.

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      There was no looking back for the Pirates from there on with half of the Knights unit down in the costly tussle as they went all the way for a clincher in 31 minutes.

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      “Masaya kasi nakapasok na kami sa grand finals pero siyempre, may pressure rin. Kailangan pa mag-doble hard work at preparation para sa grand finals. Dapat di kami maging complacent,” said Remulla, who claimed the MVP honor in Game 3 with six kills, two deaths and six assists (KDA) for his Natan.

      Shawn Umali’s Moskov (10/1/4 KDA) and Alvin Baetiong’s X.Borg (6/0/4 KDA) copped the MVP citations in Lyceum’s convincing Game 1 (24-9) and Game 2 (23-9) wins, respectively, to backstop Remulla.

      Mapua, on other hand, also took care of business in the lower bracket semis with a 2-0 win over Emilio Aguinaldo College, to set up a clash against Letran.

      Joaqui Garcia’s Rafaela (6/3/4 KDA) and Jomer Mercado’s Barats (1/2/11 KDA) led the way for the Cardinals with the support of Warren Bonifacio, Jasper Salenga, Adrian Nocum and Angelo Parinas.

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      Mapua and EAC reached the semis after trouncing Arellano and San Sebastian College-Recoletos, respectively, with similar 2-0 wins.

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