The Philippine National NBA 2K Team, a hybrid of Sibol and Gilas Pilipinas, unveiled its seven-man lineup for the upcoming 2020 FIBA Esports Open.
Composing E-Gilas Pilipinas are big men Rocky “Rak” Brana, Philippe “Izzo” Alcaraz IV, “Clark” Banzon, and Al “Alt” Timajo. Completing the team are backcourt players Aljon “Shintarou” Cruzin, “Rial” Polog Jr., and Custer “Aguila” Galas.
Five players will be allowed on the court, with two serving as subs.
The difficulty of the games will be set at pro-am, while players will be allowed full customization of player avatars, uniforms, and arena designs.
The seven will take on teams from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Cyprus, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland. and Ukraine
This inaugural series of exhibition e-basketball games will take place from June 19 to 21, 2020.
The entire FIBA Esports Open 2020 series will be produced from the brand-new FIBA Esports Studio located in Riga, Latvia, with a daily four-hour show featuring up to six games.
Each game will be livestreamed on FIBA’s Facebook, Twitch and YouTube channels with live commentary in English.