Team Philippines defends throne, claims gold at the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 31st SEA Games
HANOI, 20 May – Team Philippines, also known as SIBOL Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team, retains its throne in the 31st SEA Games. SIBOL MLBB dismantled Team Indonesia in a best-of-five (BO5) series, ending the match with a 3-1 score.
The SIBOL MLBB lineup is composed of veteran players from Blacklist International, namely Johnmar “PHI VILLALUNA” Villaluna as team captain, together with Danerie “PHI DEL ROSARIO” Del Rosario, Salic “Hadji” Imam, and Dexter “PHI ALABA” Alaba. Amateur players Kyle “PHI SOTO” Soto, Howard “PHI GONZALES” Gonzales, and Russel “PHI USI” Usi, who have never competed in any Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional Leagues or tournaments, were part of the winning roster.
According to Esports Charts, the 31st SEA Games MLBB tournament reached a new peak-concurrent viewership of 2.2 million with an average of 610,000 viewers.
In 2019, the Philippines and Indonesia were also the finalists during the 30th SEA Games Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, with the Philippines hailed as the champions with a 3:2 match score.
For more information about the 31st SEA Games Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, click here to access the media kit.
|GOLD||Philippines||Johnmar “PHI VILLALUNA” Villaluna, Danerie “PHI DEL ROSARIO” Del Rosario, Salic “Hadji” Imam, and Dexter “PHI ALABA” Alaba, Kyle “PHI SOTO” Soto, Howard “PHI GONZALES” Gonzales, and Russel “PHI USI” Usi.
Kristoffer “PHI RICAPLAZA” Ricaplaza and Aniel “PHI JIANDANI” Jiandani were coaching the team.
|SILVER||Indonesia||Albert Neilsen “INA Alberttt” Iskandar, Gilang “INA SANZ”, Calvin “INA VYN”, and Rivaldi “INA R7” Fatah from RRQ Hoshi, Calvin “INA CW” Winata, and Nicky Fernando “INA Kiboy” Pontonuwu from ONIC Esports, and Ihsan Besari “INA Luminaire” Kusudana from EVOS Legends.
The team is trained and guided by Coach Chen Jui “INA James” Teng.
|BRONZE||Singapore||Chong “SGP Soul” Ru Chyi, Basil’ “SGP Seilah” Lim, Remas “SGP Remaniscent” Ker, Akihiro “SGP JPL” Furusawa, and Adam “SGP Adammir” Chong
Daryl “SGP Youngin” Ng is the team’s coach.
Established in 2014, MOONTON is a global video game company dedicated to gaming development, publication and esports. With more than 900 employees worldwide, the company operates offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China. It has successfully launched a number of high-profile mobile games globally and has built long-term relationships with governments and esports organizations in more than 30 countries around the world. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is its current star game and the leading mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game worldwide.
About Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is the most popular mobile Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game worldwide that brings communities together through teamwork and strategy. With over one billion installations and 100 million active monthly users, the award-winning game is among the top 10 most played in over 80 countries. With an extensive reach across the Asia Pacific region, the multiplayer is available in 139 countries with an expansive global esports presence.
About Mobile Legends Esports
Established in 2017, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Esports serves as a platform for players to pursue their dreams of becoming esports athletes and illuminate opportunities within the international esports ecosystem. MLBB Esports has since expanded to multiple leagues, including the MPL series hosted in Southeast Asia.