Team Philippines, also known as SIBOL Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team, retains its throne in the 31st SEA Games. SIBOL MLBB dismantled Team Indonesia in a best-of-five (BO5) series, ending the match with a 3-1 score.
The SIBOL MLBB lineup is composed of veteran players from Blacklist International, namely Johnmar “PHI VILLALUNA” Villaluna as team captain, together with Danerie “PHI DEL ROSARIO” Del Rosario, Salic “Hadji” Imam, and Dexter “PHI ALABA” Alaba. Amateur players Kyle “PHI SOTO” Soto, Howard “PHI GONZALES” Gonzales, and Russel “PHI USI” Usi, who have never competed in any Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional Leagues or tournaments, were part of the winning roster.
According to Esports Charts, the 31st SEA Games MLBB tournament reached a new peak-concurrent viewership of 2.2 million with an average of 610,000 viewers.
In 2019, the Philippines and Indonesia were also the finalists during the 30th SEA Games Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, with the Philippines hailed as the champions with a 3:2 match score.
|GOLD||Philippines||Johnmar “PHI VILLALUNA” Villaluna, Danerie “PHI DEL ROSARIO” Del Rosario, Salic “Hadji” Imam, and Dexter “PHI ALABA” Alaba, Kyle “PHI SOTO” Soto, Howard “PHI GONZALES” Gonzales, and Russel “PHI USI” Usi. Kristoffer “PHI RICAPLAZA” Ricaplaza and Aniel “PHI JIANDANI” Jiandani were coaching the team.|
|SILVER||Indonesia||Albert Neilsen “INA Alberttt” Iskandar, Gilang “INA SANZ”, Calvin “INA VYN”, and Rivaldi “INA R7” Fatah from RRQ Hoshi, Calvin “INA CW” Winata, and Nicky Fernando “INA Kiboy” Pontonuwu from ONIC Esports, and Ihsan Besari “INA Luminaire” Kusudana from EVOS Legends. The team is trained and guided by Coach Chen Jui “INA James” Teng.|
|BRONZE||Singapore||Chong “SGP Soul” Ru Chyi, Basil’ “SGP Seilah” Lim, Remas “SGP Remaniscent” Ker, Akihiro “SGP JPL” Furusawa, and Adam “SGP Adammir” Chong Daryl “SGP Youngin” Ng is the team’s coach.|
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