Loading
SEA Games 2019: PHI Sibol National Team Secures Silver and Bronze Medals in Tekken 7 Esports Event
Posted by Martin Patino December 13, 2019

Tekken 7, the final esports event of the 30th Southeast Asian games began and concluded on December 10, 2019, at the San Juan Arena in San Juan, Metro Manila, and saw Thailand’s Nopparut Hempamorn take home the gold after defeating Philippine Sibol national team member Alexandre Laverez in the grand finals.

Despite being unable to grab the gold at the event, Laverez and fellow Sibol Tekken 7 teammate Andreij Albar were able to secure two podium finishes for the event, taking home both the silver and bronze medals for the country.

Fresh from their stint at the Last Chance Qualifier of the Tekken World Tour Finals held last December 7, 2019, both Laverez and Albar began their run at the 2019 SEA Games Tekken 7 event with second seed finishes in the group stage. Lavarez would then be sent to the lower bracket in the early stages of the playoffs with a loss to his eventual grand finals opponent, Hempamorn. While Albar had an opportunity to avenge his teammate in the upper bracket finals, he also fall to the lower bracket to Hempamorn.

The two Filipino contenders were then forced to battle each other in the lower bracket finals for the chance to once again face Hempamorn in the grand finals. While the two Sibol national team members pulled out all the stops in their lower bracket finals match, it was Lavarez that would eke out the win against Albar and advance to the grand finals. With his loss in the lower bracket finals, Ablar earned the bronze medal for the event.

The grand finals wasn’t an easy task for Lavarez from the onset, coming from the lower bracket meant he had to beat Hempamorn in two straight best-of-five sets. Unfortunately, in spite of his valiant effort and a very close match, Lavarez was unable to win the first set and reset the bracket, granting Hempamorn the gold medal and securing the silver medal instead.

Lavarez’s silver medal and Albar’s bronze medal finish in the Tekken 7 esports event of the 2019 SEA Games helped give the Philippines the most medals in the competition’s esports events, with the country also earning medals in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Dota 2, and StarCraft II. Tekken 7 was also the only esports event of the 2019 SEA Games wherein one country took two of the three medals. In total, the Philippines secured five medals (three gold, one silver, one bronze) in the 2019 SEA Games esports events.

Now Reading: SEA Games 2019: PHI Sibol National Team Secures Silver and Bronze Medals in Tekken 7 Esports Event
You might like these...
‘Can I Play That?’ Gives Gamers with Disabilities A Voice
The website for and by gamers with disabilities highlights the importance of accessibility in video games.
The Download: Lapse: A Forgotten Future
Swipe right to save the world!
More from GG Network
Never Too Late: What it was like to be in the room during that Sibol Dota 2 Comeback
From start to that comeback finish, here are all the emotions from the fifth game of the Dota 2 Gold Medal Match between Sibol and Thailand.
One Attack Away: Dissecting The Craziest Comeback in SEA Games Arena of Valor
And its still not over!
SEA Games Esports Organizations: Education Is Key To Combating Negativity Around Esports
These countries prove that the pen is still mightier than the sword even in matters of the digital realm
SEA Games 2019: Esports Makes Historic Debut
Esports makes history once again! Here’s how the SEA Games kicked off its SEA Games Event!
SEA Games 2019 Hearthstone and Dota 2 Esports Event Competitors Face First Hurdle as Games Get Major Updates
The competitors of the Dota 2 and Hearthstone esports events at the 2019 SEA Games will be racing against time to prepare anew for their respective tournaments.
What’s Up With The X-Men
Now’s the perfect time to get back on the X-Men hype train!
Latest
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Collector’s Edition Revealed
Check out what’s included in the ultimate Shadowlands experience.
Familiar but Not Too Familiar: Valorant Month One Review
How does Riot’s new craze fare?
Today, Tomorrow, Forever: Dame, Zion and Kobe are Your NBA 2K21 Cover Athletes
Mamba Forever
REVIEW: Become the Strongest Combatant in King of Fighters Final Battle – AllStar
Become the strongest fighter in the newest card battler KOF AllStar – Final Battle!
Zion Williamson Ushers In the Future of NBA 2K21 as Next-Gen Cover Athlete
A Next-Gen Game, Deserves A Next-Gen Athlete