History made as Sibol rules women's Wild Rift for maiden esports gold – Rappler

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                    DOMINANT. Sibol completes a sweep of the women&#039;s Wild Rift competition en route to a gold finish.                      <br>                        SIbol Facebook page                 <br>MANILA, Philippines – Sibol bagged its first esports gold in the Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam as GrindSky Eris completed a sweep in the women&#8217;s League of Legends: Wild Rift on Wednesday night, May 18.<br>Charize Doble, Christine Natividad, Rose Ann Robles, Giana Llanes, April Sotto, and Angel Lozada crushed Singapore, 3-0, in the finals to become the first women champions in SEA Games esports history.<br>GrindSky Eris went unbeaten in the group stage to reach the semifinals, where it cruised to a 3-1 win over Thailand to secure its spot in the gold medal match. <br>The Filipinas&#8217; victory reinvigorated the Philippines&#8217; esports campaign after the country failed to win a medal in the first four events – FIFA Online, men&#8217;s Wild Rift, PUBG Mobile, Garena Free Fire.<br>Expectations are high for Sibol as it ruled three of the six events – Mobile Legends, Dota 2, Starcraft II – when esports made its debut in the 2019 SEA Games. <br>Vietnam increased the esports events to 10 but removed Dota 2 and Starcraft II from the roster of games, instead adding League of Legends, Wild Rift, FIFA Online 4, PUBG Mobile, and Garena Free Fire.<br>Over in Mobile Legends, Sibol got off to a dominant start in its title-retention bid with a sweep of the group stage.<br>Led by world champions Johnmar Villaluna and Danerie James del Rosario of Blacklist International, Sibol coasted to identical 2-0 wins over Malaysia, Laos, and Myanmar to advance to the semifinals. <strong>– Rappler.com</strong><br>JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER<br>Fearless reporting delivered to you<br>follow us<br><br><a href="https://www.rappler.com/sports/results-sibol-women-wild-rift-esports-sea-games-may-18-2022/">source</a>