MANILA, Philippines — Sibol, the Philippines’ e-sports team for the 31st Southeast Asian Games, suffered a heavy loss on Saturday.
The men’s Wild Rift team failed to claim a single win in their four games throughout the group stage, reducing their value. This is the first Philippine team to bow for a medal in the biennial e-sports showcase.
Philippines bets on Fifa Online 4 were also fruitless the following evening, dropping all of their matches, including the last against hosts Vietnam.
However, all hope was not lost for Quoc.
Sibol’s women’s team could avenge their male opponent when they plunge into action this Sunday.
The six Sibol squads also continued to hunt for medals at League of Legends, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Free Fire, CrossFire, PUBG and Arena of Valor.
The Philippines are the defending champions in the e-sports tournament, having collected five medals — three gold, one silver and one bronze — in the 2019 host of the biennial meeting in Manila.
Back in March, Sibol head coach Ralph Llabares promised to deliver a better medal count.
“From 50% of last year — I’ll put my name first — in fact, I’m expecting a little bit higher. At least about 70% that we will perform better,” he said.
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