Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

32nd SEA Games

SEA Games: Arcangel secures second gold as Sibol Men’s ML secures three-peat


Sibol Men’s ML sustained the country’s supremacy in the region after securing the gold medal against Malaysia, 3-0, in the grand finals of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia on Sunday.

The Philippines has won all gold medals in the biennial event that was introduced in 2019. Midlaner Angelo Arcangel also secured his second gold medal in the event after competing in the inaugural staging held in the Philippines.

“Sobrang saya na nakuha ko yung gold medal. Kasi ano eh, ako lang yung sa MLBB na may 2x gold medal (sa SEA Games),” said Arcangel.

Game 1 boiled down to a 25th-minute lord dance where Marco Requitiano (Karrie) took two kills to lead a 3-0 wipe as the Philippines averted a collapse after leading by as much as 10k on the net worth to take the opener, 1-0.

It was a similar story in Game 2 as Sibol dictated the tempo from the get-go led by Kyle Sayson (Lancelot), who was boasting a perfect 3-0-5 KDA by the 16th minute.

Malaysia though managed to hold on and it took Sibol the 4th lord of the match to finally reach match point by the 21st minute.

Sibol then unveiled their iconic Helcurt pick in Game 3 as Sayson rampaged through their Malaysian rivals, finishing with an unblemished 6-0-7 KDA to lead the Philippines’ 21-6 conquest on the kill score.

Requitiano (Harith) also added an immaculate 7-0-5 KDA in the close-out win.

“The boys just brought their A-game to the match,” said head coach Francis Glindro who also took home his first SEA Games gold after almost getting the Sibol head coaching stint in 2021.

#ReadMore  Thirdy Ravena scores 12 as San-en knocks off Koshigaya in Emperor’s Cup

Completing the Sibol squad are semi-finals hero David Canon, MPL Philippines Season 10 MVP Rowgien Unigo, and reserve Nowee Macasa.

This is the Philippines’ 42nd gold of the games and second in esports after the Wild Rift squad.

Written By

A Bacolodnon who loves basketball, chess, and esports.


You May Also Like

ESports

Team Liquid ECHO delivered their most dominant performance when it mattered most, sweeping Falcons AP.Bren 4-0 in the grand finals of MPL Philippines Season...

ESports

On Saturday, David “FlapTzy” Canon became the newest inductee into MPL Philippines’ Hall of Legends, a collection of personalities who have made legendary contributions...

ESports

The usually calm and ‘no comment’ Marco “Super Marco” Requitiano finally made a pronouncement after being recognized as the regular season MVP of the...

ESports

Defending champion Falcons AP.Bren emerged victorious in a tough encounter against RSG Philippines, winning 3-1 and setting up a rematch against Team Liquid ECHO...

ESports

On the night David “FlapTzy” Canon was inducted into the MPL Philippines Hall of Legends, defending champions Falcons AP.Bren dominated the regular season accolades....

ESports

Team Liquid ECHO secured a return ticket to the MSC after emerging victorious in a tight five-game thriller against Falcons AP.Bren, securing a 3-2...

ESports

Falcon AP.Bren delivered a scintillating opening performance, sweeping Blacklist International 3-0 to reach the upper bracket finals of MPL Philippines Season 13 at the...

ESports

AP.Bren once again concluded the regular season atop the standings after pulling off a thrilling 2-1 victory over ECHO in the final week of...

Advertisement