Esports has been growing in popularity in recent years, with the industry experiencing a surge in viewership and player participation. One of the most popular games in esports is Wild Rift, a multiplayer online battle arena game developed by Riot Games. In May 2023, Sibol’s Wild Rift team secured the Philippines’ first esports gold in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia after besting defending champions Vietnam, 3-1.
Sibol’s Wild Rift team: A closer look
Sibol’s Wild Rift team is made up of six players, each of whom has their own strengths and playstyle. The team is composed of members from different regions of the Philippines, coming together to form a cohesive unit.
The team’s path to success was not easy, as they faced tough competition from other Southeast Asian countries. However, they persevered and showed that they have what it takes to be the best in the region.
The Southeast Asian Games and esports
The Southeast Asian Games is a multi-sport event that is held every two years, featuring athletes from eleven Southeast Asian countries. The event includes both traditional sports and esports, with the latter being added in 2019.
Esports has been gaining recognition as a legitimate sport in recent years, and its inclusion in the Southeast Asian Games is a testament to its growing popularity. The inclusion of esports in the event has provided a platform for players to showcase their skills and compete at an international level.
Future of esports in the Southeast Asian region
Sibol’s victory in the Southeast Asian Games is a significant milestone for the esports industry in the region. It has shown that Southeast Asian countries have the potential to be dominant forces in the esports world.
The rise of esports in Southeast Asia has been exponential in recent years, with the region producing some of the best players in the world. The victory of Sibol’s Wild Rift team is expected to have a significant impact on the industry’s growth, with more players and investors expected to take notice of the region’s potential.
Sibol’s victory in the Southeast Asian Games is a proud moment for the Philippines and the entire esports industry in the region. It has demonstrated that esports is a legitimate sport that deserves recognition and respect. The future of esports in Southeast Asia looks bright, with the region poised to become a major player in the industry.