West Point Esports to represent the Philippines in SEA Games LoL event

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West Point Esports will be the Sibol representatives of the League of Legends event at the 2022 Southeast Asian Games (Photo: West Point Esports)
West Point Esports will be the Sibol representatives of the League of Legends event at the 2022 Southeast Asian Games (Photo: West Point Esports)

West Point Esports will represent the Philippines at the 2022 Southeast Asian Games’ League of Legends (LoL) esports medal event.

The team crushed their opponents during the selection competition for Team Sibol, the Philippine national esports team, winning in the grand finals last Sunday (20 February).

West Point Esports qualified from Phase 1 of Sibol Qualifiers, along with seven other teams, Beastprend, Skambalow, LF Team Name, Mapua Gaming Society, LG Hydra, God Send Esports, as well as Orgless, a team of individual players who wanted to try out for the National Esports team.

Westpoint started strong with a statement 2-0 win over God Send Esports. They then continued to dominate, taking down Mapua Gaming Society, 2-1, to secure a spot in the upper bracket finals.

West Point then suffered a 0-2 sweep at the hands of Skambalow and were knocked down to the lower bracket, where they stomped their way through the lower bracket finals against LG Hydra in another 2-0 sweep.

The team once again faced Skambalow in a best-of-five revenge match in the grand finals, where they secured a sweet 3-0 sweep.

With their victory, West Point earned the right to represent the Philippines in the LoL esports medal event at the SEA Games.

Aside from League of Legends, Sibol will participate in eight other esports events; League of Legends: Wild Rift, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile, Free Fire, Arena of Valor, CrossFire, and FIFA Online 4.

Blacklist International will represent the country for the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang event. Meanwhile, Looking for Adoption (LF Adoption) and Grindsky Eris will represent the Philippine men’s and women’s division of the League of Legends: Wild Rift Esports event.

Other Sibol representatives include KHI Esports and Zap Battlegroundz for PUBG Mobile as well as Pacific Macta for CrossFire.

Three athletes are joining the FIFA Online 4 event: Jorel Aristorenas, Rad Novales, and Aljhon Argete Cañas.

Qualifiers for Free Fire and Arena of Valor are still ongoing.

The 2022 SEA Games will include an esports medal event for the second time in the regional athletic competition, after its inaugural appearance during the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines.

The Philippines won five medals in 2019, including three gold medals for Dota 2, StarCraft II, and MLBB, as well as silver and bronze medals for Tekken 7.

Anna is a freelance writer and photographer. She is a gamer who loves RPGs and platformers, and is a League of Legends geek. She's also a food enthusiast who loves a good cup of black coffee.

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