Bren Esports’ Francis “Duckeyyy” Glindro and Ralph “Leathergoods” Llabres are set to be named as the head coaches of the national Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and League of Legends: Wild Rift teams, respectively, for the upcoming 31st Southeast Asian Games this coming November in Hanoi, Vietnam.
A reliable source closely monitoring the situation confirmed to Tiebreaker Times that Duckeyyy will indeed lead the Sibol squad in its title defense, confirming the Youtube vlog posted by Billy “Z4pnu” Alfonso and the report of JM Siasat.
Duckeyyy led Bren Esports to its first official title in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines back in Season Six. He then steered the squad to the top of the Mobile Legends landscape after winning the M2 World Championship last January.
The Bren Esports tactician also boasts a ton of international experience under his belt. He first started his esports coaching career in Indonesia where he was tapped by REVO to be their chief tactician.
He then became part of the EVOS Legends coaching staff, helping the squad win the MPL-Indonesia Season Four title and the first-ever Mobile Legends world championship.
After his stint overseas, the decorated coach took his talents to Bren Esports and transformed an all-star squad to a well-oiled machine.
Duckeyyy will replace Laus Playbook Esports’ Brian “Panda” Lim, who steered the Philippine team to a gigantic gold medal victory over the heavily-favored Indonesian squad bannered by Duckeyyy’s EVOS Legends.
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 composed Panda’s 2019 team.
On the other hand, Llabres, who has vast experience in the MOBA scene, is a former Arena of Valor professional player for Bren Esports before he was tapped by the same organization to be its head coach – taking charge of the Bren Chong-owned franchise’s esports teams.
He was also the coach of Sunsparks during its first title in the MPL-Philippines and during its stint in the M1 World Championships. Llabres also led Bren Epro in its championship run in The Nationals Season One.