Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

ESports

Why Sibol went back to its previous selection process


SIBOL is making sure that the Philippines will be well-represented in the upcoming 14th World Esports Championships in Bali, Indonesia this December.

To ensure this, SIBOL has decided to revert back to its previous selection process where the top teams from the qualifiers will participate in a three-day combine. There, the selection committee will select players from the pool regardless of their mother clubs.

“We’ve learned a lot during the last two SEA Games that we competed in,” SIBOL general manager Leo “Jab” Escutin told Tiebreaker Times.

“We feel that with the combine process, we have more flexibility to handle the different restrictions each host country will provide.”

In the 31st Southeast Asian Games, Vietnam imposed an age limit that only allowed players who are 18 years old and above to compete. This forced the MPL teams competing in the SIBOL qualifiers to sign up amateur standouts to fill the spots vacated by their underage players.
Sibol-31st-SEA-Games Why Sibol went back to its previous selection process ESports Mobile Legends News  - philippine sports news

SIBOL made team-based selections in the previous qualifiers where the winner of the showcase will get the chance to represent the Philippines in the biennial meet.

Blacklist International, the eventual gold medalists of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang event, also did the same and picked up Dominic “Dominic” Soto, Howard “Owl” Gonzales, and Russel “Eyon” Usi to reinforce the core of Johnmar “OhMyV33NUS” Villaluna, Danerie “Wise” Del Rosario, Salic “Hadji” Imam, and Dexter “DEX STAR” Alaba.

Escutin, though, cleared that it was not one of the reasons why they decided to bring back the previous process. According to him, going back to the same method they used in the 2019 SEA Games is just a way to make sure that all bases are covered come the WE Championships.

#ReadMore  Jhenn Angeles quells Ateneo's late rally, lifts UST to solo second

“Not really,” said Escutin when asked if the organization is preventing the same situation from happening again. “We considered naman yun and allowed it during that time.”

Aside from the WE Championships-bound ML:BB team, the Dota 2, PUBG Mobile, and League of Legends teams that will compete in the 2022 Asian Games also underwent the same process.

“It also ensures that each individual for each role we select to represent the Philippines is the best of the best,” added the Bren Esports executive.

With the MPL Philippines Season 10 set to coincide with SIBOL’s preparation for the WE Championships, Escutin assured that the Philippine Esports Organization is in constant communication with Moonton and its teams regarding the players’ schedule.

“We are constantly in coordination with the franchise teams in MPL and Moonton so that the selected players from the combine will have enough time to train and not interfere with their own team’s initiatives during S10 of MPL.”

The qualifiers will be from July 8 to 10 while the combine will run from July 15 to 17.

Written By


You May Also Like

ESports

Blacklist International’s main five spearheaded SIBOL’s seven-man roster for the upcoming 14th IESF World Championships, Monday. Johnmar “OhMyV33NUS” Villaluna, Danerie “Wise” Del Rosario, and...

DOTA 2

The Philippine Esports Organization has big plans to help grow the sport in the coming years. In order to improve the country’s grassroots program...

2022 Asian Games

The Philippines has been a hotbed for world-class Dota 2 talents for the longest time. And so building an all-star squad containing the Philippines’...

ESports

Blacklist International star Johnmar “OhMyV33NUS” Villaluna is confident that their main five can make it into the final roster of SIBOL for the upcoming...

2022 Asian Games

SIBOL revealed its rosters for Dota 2, Hearthstone, League of Legends, and PUBG Mobile which will compete in the upcoming 2022 Asian Electronic Sports...

ESports

Blacklist International and MHRLK Esports will compose the SIBOL Mobile Legends: Bang Bang national team pool for the upcoming 14th World Esports Championships after...

ESports

RSG PH made the tough decision to skip the SIBOL World Esports Championships qualifiers, Sunday. Team manager Lexie Yambao confirmed the development to Tiebreaker...

ESports

Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog and Patrick “E2MAX” Caidic will sit out Omega Esports’ campaign in the SIBOL World Esports Championships qualifiers to make way for...

Advertisement