The Philippine national esports team has won its first gold medal in the League of Legends: Wild Rift competition at the 32nd SEA Games held in Cambodia. The team beat Vietnam 3-1 in a closely contested match to secure the top spot on the podium.
The Philippine team, composed of six players, showed remarkable skill and teamwork in the finals, which were held on May 7 at the Olympia Mall. The team had previously defeated the SIngapore and Vietnam teams in the upper bracket to semifinal to the finals.
The third game of the best-of-five series was won by Vietnam, but the Philippines bounced back in the forth game to level the score. The forth game saw the Philippines take the lead, and they managed to close out the series in the fourth game with a decisive victory.
The Philippine team’s victory in League of Legends: Wild Rift marks a historic moment for esports in the country. The Philippines has been a strong contender in various esports tournaments over the years, but this is the first time the country has won a gold medal at the SEA Games.
The Philippines’ esports team has been supported by the Philippine Esports Organization (PESO), which has been working to promote esports as a legitimate sport in the country. PESO has also been working to secure government recognition for esports and to provide support for Filipino esports athletes.
The Philippine team’s victory in the League of Legends: Wild Rift competition is a testament to the growing popularity of esports in the Southeast Asian region. Esports has become a mainstream sport in many countries, with millions of fans tuning in to watch their favorite teams and players compete.
The 32nd SEA Games have showcased the best of esports talent in the region, with teams from various countries competing in multiple games. As esports continues to grow in popularity, it is likely that we will see more countries invest in their esports programs and more athletes pursuing careers in esports.
This article is adapted from BPVE, (https://bpve.com/) reported and edited from the great team – Cambodia Sports Review. (https://www.cambodiasportsreview.com/)
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