SIBOL Women's Wild Rift completed its run in the Southeast Asian Games with a 3-0 sweep of Singapore, earning a gold medal — the national esports team's first in the biennial meet.
The team, composed of GrindSky Esports' Charize “Yugen” Doble, Christine “Rayray” Natividad, Rose Anne “Hell Girl” Robles, April “Aeae” Valiente, Angel "Angelailaila" Lozada, and Giana “Jeeya” Llanes, overcame a Singapore lead in the final game to cap their sweep.
How the Philippines dismantled Singapore
It was a quick Game 1 as Sibol managed to find the win 15 minutes in after three back-to-back team wipes against Singapore.
The Pinays had a 16-9 kill score for game one with Hell Girl contributing 5 kills and 7 assists, while Rayray added another 4 kills and 7 assists.
Game 2 was another dominant win from the PH side as the girls find a sub-18 minute game with a 17 to 8 kill score.
It was Yugen who once again shined for the girls as her Corki grabbed a 9/1/6 KDA. Meanwhile, Hell Girl had a 3/0/5 on her Fiora.
Singapore managed to find a 6 to 5 kill score in the 8:50 mark, following a double kill by Singapore’s Baron lane. But the Pinays still maintained a 2k gold lead thanks to their macro plays.
A team fight on the 14:30 mark planted momentum firmly to Sibol as they find two of Singapore’s champs. From here on Singapore could have mounted a successful team fight as Sibol found trades in each instance.
A 16-minute team saw Sibol take down three of Singapore's champions for an easy Baron take. Then a pick-off against the Darius and jungle Xin Zhao broke Singapore as the Philippines ended the game in just under 18-minute.
With backs against the wall, Singapore looked more aggressive in Game 3 as they found multiple pick-offs across the rift to go gain a gold lead by the 11th minute.
But a team fight around the second Dragon in the 12:50 mark saw Yugen grab a Quadra kill on her Corki to help the team even out the gold lead.
From there, they managed to outplay Singapore in team fights, including the 19th-minute fight after the Elder Dragon take where they took down two of Singapore's champions. Sensing the opportunity, the girls tried to seize Baron, but Singapore managed to steal the objective to stay alive.
What ended up breaking Singapore was their attempt at saving their Baron lane tier two. It was here that the PH managed to catch out the support Sett and mid-lane Riven for two quick kills. Singapore tried to punish Sibol’s low health bars, but great Stopwatch timings allowed PH to stay in the fight much longer to eventually take down two more.
With only one champion remaining, Sibol simply ran it down mid to end the game in just over 23 minutes.