E-Gilas Pilipinas Sweep Indonesia 5-0 in FIBA Esports Open
The Philippines, whose hardcourt supremacy in the region has long been established, is showing signs of taking that dominance to the electronic realm after crushing Indonesia 5-0 in the inaugural FIBA Esports Open.
Team Philippines dominated the series from start to finish, wrapping up most games with nearly double their opponent’s points. Rial Polog Jr., an NBA2K Draft prospect, finished the fifth and final match with 25 points to top the team’s scoring charts for the third time.
Relive yesterday's game as #TeamPilipinas clinched the Southeast Asia title against Team Indonesia at the inaugural FIBA Esports Open!#LabanPilipinas #FIBAEsportsOpen
Posted by Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas – SBP on Sunday, June 21, 2020
The rest of the championship-winning team was made up by Aljon “Shintarou” Cruzin, Philippe “Izzo” Alcaraz Herrero IV, Custer “Aguila” Galas, Clark Banzon, Rocky “Rak” Braña, and Al “Alt” Timajo.
“Many congratulations on the 5-0 sweep! Thank you, Team Pilipinas! SBP is very proud of you all! Keep on playing and improving for future FIBA Esports tournaments,” says Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Al Panlilio in a congratulatory statement.
“Remain humble but hungry. Laban Pilipinas! Lakad Matatag!” he added.
#TeamPilipinas came out to play and won big at the #FIBAEsportsOpen.Congratulations to Rial, Shintarou, Izzo, Aguila…
The FIBA Esports Open, in collaboration with NBA2K, ran from June 19 to 21, 2020, and featured 17 national teams: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Cyprus, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, and Ukraine.
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