These Filipinas scored PH’s first-ever gold for esports in SEA Games


Last year, the first-ever Filipino Olympic gold medalist was a woman. But this time, a women-led team brought home the country’s first gold for esports in the 2022 Southeast Asian Games.

The GrindSky Eris squad had completed a clean 3-0 sweep of Singapore in the women’s League of Legends: Wild Rift on Wednesday night, May 18. Before entering the final match, the national team was also undefeated in the group stage as it had a 3-1 win against Thailand in the semifinals.

The members of the esports team who made history as the first women champions in SEA Games esports are Charize “Yugen” Doble, Gianna “Jeeya” Llanes, Christine “Ray Ray” Natividad, Rose Ann “Hell Girl” Robles, and Angel Danica “Angelailaila” Lozada.

The Filipinas’ success took away the heartbreak of the country’s esports campaign after it failed to win in the first four events, such as FIFA Online, men’s Wild Rift, PUBG Mobile, and Garena Free Fire.

Meanwhile, there were high expectations for Sibol since it headed three events like Mobile Legends, Dota 2, and Starcraft II when esports debuted in the 2019 SEA Games.

GrindSky Eris is the only Filipina esports representative in the SEA Games, after defeating GGTY in the grand finals of the Sibol national team qualifiers. Their male counterparts in the biennial multi-sport event, LF Adoption, didn’t make it into the semifinals of their own contest.

Sibol, <b> These Filipinas scored PH&#8217;s first-ever gold for esports in SEA Games </b>

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