May 19 ------ SIBOL brought out the broom on Wednesday night, beating Singapore, 3-0 in the best-of-three final of the women’s division of League of Legends Wild Rift in the 31st Southeast Asian Games. SIBOL snatched game three in a come-from-behind win, 27-21, to sweep the gold medal match.
After trailing most of the game, the Philippines took the lead at 19:57, 21-20, courtesy Rose Ann “Hell Girl” Robles’ Renekton. At the 22-minute stamp, Angel Danica “Angelailaila” Lozada’s Xin Zhao made sure to seal the deal with a triple kill in the endgame before the entire squad destroyed the enemy Nexus. Chraize “Yugen” Doble led the Philippines with 10 markers, including a quadra kill at the 12:50 mark. Angelailaila also added seven kills and 15 assists for SIBOL.
The Philippines started off strong in game one of the finals with a 16-9 victory. It was then followed by an even more impressive game two with a 17-8 win. With the win, the Philippines earned their 38th gold medal in Hanoi.
Earlier, SIBOL defeated Thailand 3-1 in a best of five series for a spot in the gold medal match. After starting the event with a clean 4-0 yesterday, team Philippines suffered its first loss in game one, 8-20 in the hands of the Thailanders. They then bounced back in game two to even the series after a closely contested 15-12 match. SIBOL then followed it up with another tight 17-15 victory to bring the Philippines to within a series point. The Filipinos ended the semifinals in game four after a dominating 14-7 win to advance to the finals.