The formation of Sibol, the country’s national esports team, is one step closer to achieving its final form with the completion of its qualifier tournaments. Organized by the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Esports Union (PSEU) and open to all Filipino esports athletes and teams, these tournaments aim to produce the best of the best in the country. As the official representatives to the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games, the members of Sibol will compete in all six titles featured in the esports category – a first in history.

From August 11 to 25, qualifiers were held and the top-placing players will be joining the list of invited athletes to form the Sibol Training Pool. Together, they will be evaluated by the managers and coaches on their performance before choosing the finalists. Each player will be evaluated based on their mastery of their respective esport title as well as their compatibility with the rest of the team, among other factors.

Hearthstone

  • Allan “AllanPogi” Contaoi
  • Dustin “WaningMoon” Mangulabnan

StarCraft 2

  • Justin “NuksPH” Santos
  • Benson “Phynix” Villaluz
  • Kurt Ryan “Cypem” Velasco

Dota 2

  • MC Nicholson “Maci” Villanueva
  • John Anthony “Natsumi” Vargas
  • Jun “Bok” Kanehana
  • Marvin Salvador “Boomy” Rushton
  • Bryle Jacob “CML” Alvizo
  • John Jerick “Jae” Paulo
  • Van Jerico “Van” Manalaysay
  • James Erice “Erice” Guerra
  • Fernando “Nando” Mendoza
  • Piolo “Kim Elizabeth” Emeterio
  • Jomari “Grimzx” Anis

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

  • Jonmar “OhMyV33nus_” Villaluna
  • John Michael “Zico_” Dizon
  • James “Wise_” A. Del Rosario
  • Gerald “Dlar” B. Trinchera
  • Christian “Iy4knu” Manaog
  • Steven Dale “Daledalus” P. Vitug
  • Allen Jedric “Greed” Baloy
  • Adrian “Toshinu” G. Bacallo
  • Karl Gabriel “Karltzy” D. Nepomuceno
  • Earvin John “Heath” E. Esperanza
  • Jahaziel Jay “Crypzu” E. Villanueva
  • Kenneth Jiane “Kenji” S. Villa

Arena Of Valor

  • Edriane Gabriel “ORO.Zeus” Balbalosa
  • John Lemuel “ORO.Pray” Bejo
  • John Carl “ORO.Aim” Del Rosario
  • JR “ORO.Era” Tesorero
  • Bradie Ryan “ORO.Yats” Velasquez
  • Kyle Jepherson “Vindiicated” Padlan

Tekken 7

  • Juliano “Jules” Lozano
  • Daniel “Machinehead” Eking
  • Maru “Maru” Sy
  • Guererri Emmanuel “Don Argus” Casimiro
  • Michael John “Hapon” Magbanua
  • Clent Adrian “Adrian” Maitim

With a total pool of 76 hopefuls, the management and training teams are gearing up for the upcoming Sibol National Pool Combine. The Combine aims to showcase the talents of the Sibol Training Pool to the public, and will be held at the Activity Center of Ayala Malls Circuit, Makati, from August 29 to 31. This event will be streamed live on the Sibol Esports Facebook page (FB.com/SIBOLesports). Updates on the team and more information can be found on the official website and on the other social media pages (Twitter, Instagram).