The Philippine Southeast Asian Esports Union (PSEU), the official committee in charge for eSports in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, revealed the official logo and the list of invitees to for the country’s national eSports team.
The team, named Sibol, comes from the Tagalog word for “growth” referencing the growth of eSports as a global sport and the growth of eSports talents in the country. The team’s logo is a mix of a leaf and a flame in the colors of the Philippine flag.
The team will officially begin try-outs this August to determine the final groups to represent the Philippines in all six eSports titles: DoTA 2, Starcraft II, Hearthstone, Arena of Valor, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Tekken 7.
The official list includes names from some of the biggest eSports organizations in the country: TNC, ArkAngel, Bren Esports, Playbook Esports, and Mineski among others.
Each game title will also be given their own managers and coaches who will decide on the final members for each team. All team titles (DoTA 2, AoV, and ML) will have seven players each (two subs) while the individual titles (Hearthstone, Starcraft II, and Tekken 7) will have two players each.
Players will be evaluated based on their mastery of the title and their compatibility with the rest of the team among other factors.
PSEU will also hold open qualifiers for any Filipino over the age of 13 for all of the games. Winners of the open qualifier will be part of the official selection for December’s games.
“August is for creating SIBOL. Dember is for making history,” the PSEU said in the announcement.
The eSports tournament of the 2019 SEA Games will be from December 5 to 10 at the Fil Oil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
Here is the list of the direct invitees for each title:
- Carlo “Kuku” Palad
- Timothy John “Tims” Randrup
- Kim “Gabbi” Santos
- Armel “Armel” Tabios
- Nico “Eyyou” Barcelon
- Djardel “DJ” Mampusti
- Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto
- Abed Azel “Abed” Yusop
- Michael “ninjaboogie” Ross Jr.
- Ryan Jay “Bimbo” Qui
- Caviar “Enderr” Acampado
Arena of Valor
- Kevin Kio “Gambit” Dizon
- Jeremiah “1717” Camarillo
- Jevan Lorenzo “Bents” Delos Santos
- Lawrence Anthony “Rubixx” Gatmaitan
- Miguel Klarenz “Miggie” Banaag
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
- Carlito “Ribo” Ribo
- Erwin “Yakou” Magno
- Jeniel “Haze” Bata-Anon
- Marc Danielle “Dee” San Luis
- Yuji “Yuji” Aizawa
- Angelo Kyle “Pheww” Arcangel
- Renz Carlo “Pein” Reyes
- Lester “Tets” Santos
- Ralph Mico “Coco” Sampang
- Mark “Dysania” Cruz
- Ephraim Jueinno “Ejhay” Sambrano
- Gerardo “Eson” Mark Jayson
- Jeff Franklin “Jeffqt4ever” Anaya
- Allan Sancio “Lusty” Castromayor
- Jason Rafael “Jay” Torculas
- Ashleymarco “Killuash” Cruz
- Kyle “Ryo” Berceño
- Andreij Hosea “Doujin” Albar
- Alexandre Gabrielle “AK” Laverez
- Jacinta “Jia” Dee
- Euneil “Staz” Javiñas