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Sibol Esports Training Pool for SEA Games Completed, Combine Showcase Event Announced
Posted by Martin Patino August 28, 2019

The national training pool of  Sibol, the national esports team for the 30th Southeast Asian Games, has been completed with the conclusion of the recently held open qualifiers. A total of 40 individuals across the six featured esports titles successfully passed through the qualifiers and will now join the 36 directly invited players in the national training pool.

The 76 members of the national training pool will now be individually evaluated by the Sibol managers and coaches based on their mastery of their respective esports title as well as their compatibility with the rest of the team, among others, to determine the final roster of esports athletes that will represent the Philippines at the esports events of the SEA Games.

Here’s the list of the 40 individuals that made it through the open qualifiers:


  • 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

The talents of the 76 national training pool members will be showcased at the upcoming Sibol National Pool Combine, which will be held at the Activity Center of Ayala Malls Circuit from August 29 to 31. The event will also be streaming live on the Sibol Esports Facebook page.

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