The Philippine national esports team, Sibol, officially kicked off its campaign for the upcoming 31st SEA Games happening in Hanoi from May 12 to May 23, 2022.
With the SEA Games just a few months away, Sibol has announced during a recent press event hosted by Philippine Esports Organization (PeSO) that it has completed its 2022 roster.
The 2022 Sibol roster consists of 55 athletes and 9 coaches. At the press event, PeSo gave a sneak peek of the roster, which includes: Kristoffer Ed L. Ricaplaza – MLBB World Champion Coach, Christine Ray Roque Natividad – Wildrift No.1 Female team SEA, Angel Danica Quiros Lozada – Wildrift No.1 Female Team SEA, Dennis O. Ramos Jr. – CrossFire FPS game, Ralph Andrei M. Llabres – SIBOL Overall Head Coach, and Jabs Escutin – Sibol General Manager.
Sibol’s 2022 lineup also features the first all-female team for League of Legends: Wild Rift at the 31st SEA Games.
The 55-strong team will compete in 10 esports events at the Hanoi SEA Games. These games include: League of Legends, FIFA 4, CrossFire, Arena of Valor, Garena Free Fire, Mobile Legends Bang Bang (MLBB), League of Legends: Wild Rift, and PUBG.
Along with the full roster, Sibol has also revealed its new logo, jersey, and slogan. The team slogan is “Lakad Matatag,” a battle cry popularized by PeSO Executive Director and renowned Dota shoutcaster, Marlon “Lon” Marcelo.
“We’re extremely proud to support a talented and passionate team who has been training relentlessly to represent our country to the best of their abilities. We are confident that Sibol will continue to put the Philippines on the global esports map and prove that Filipinos can dominate in this arena,” says Jane Basas, PeSO board member and SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.