Sibol has secured at least a bronze medal finish in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang event of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, after sweeping Vietnam on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Center.
The all-star Filipino ML squad, which consists of players from four local esports organizations, wasted no time in introducing themselves to the opposition via a convincing Game 1 victory. They ended the opening match in 11 minutes with an 8-2 kill score and 11K gold lead.
With their backs against the wall, the Vietnamese refocused themselves in the next outing and took crucial pick-offs early on. Smart macro plays and key pick-offs of their own allowed the Pinoys to stay in the game with a sliver of a gold lead.
Patience finally paid off for Sibol ML, as they won a teamfight in the 13th minute then killed the Lord. Another skirmish in their favor created the opening that led to PH breaking the Viets' base.
The team of Jeniel "Haze" Bata-Anon, Angelo Kyle "Pheww" Arcangel, Allan Sancio "Lusty" Castromayor, Karl Gabriel "KarlTzy" Nepomuceno, Kenneth Jiane "Kenji" Villa, Carlito "Ribo" Jr., and Jason Rafael "Jay" Torculas will face Malaysia in the lower bracket finals, before getting a shot at Indonesia and the gold medal.