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CODM Philippines National Championship Preview #1: The 16 teams in contention for the title

05:07 PM August 21, 2021

This article is part of a 3-part series preview for the upcoming 3rd CODM Philippines National Championship starting August 23.

The 3rd CODM Philippines National Championship comes in with its largest pool of teams to date, with 16 teams all kicking and ready to go. From accomplished teams like Smart Omega, PDR Esports, and RTL Esports down to some fresh faces and intriguing stories, the tournament is as competitive as ever before.

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After a jam-packed round of 64 and 32 last week, it now all comes down to the top 16 teams left standing itching to claim the throne and be at the top of the Philippines’ CODM pro scene.

With that being said, here are the teams competing for the title.

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Group A

AGL ANIMOSITY

Photo Courtesy of Decimo CODM

Team Name: Animosity
Clan: Aguila Esports
Players: Kristoffer Cedric “CidANS” Brillantes (support), Mirk Ivan “SwederANS” Sweder (slayer), Reynald “DecimoANS” Gunayon (support), Jonathan “YakiANS” Valencia (anchor), Justin “GeonANS” Delos Reyes (objective), Brian “BrianANS” Prescasiosa  (fragger/slayer)

ULTIMATE ABYSS

Photo Courtesy of Neil Barrientos from Team Ultimate

Team Name: Ultimate Abyss
Clan: Team Ultimate/ALK Esports
Players: Jan Rochelle “REKTA” Domingo (FLEX, CAPTAIN), Alyana “YANA” Fernandez (OBJECTIVE SLAYER), Ma. Pamela “HERMOSA” Concepcion Rosete (ANCHOR AND SUPPORT), Joselle Ashley “JAJA” Sales (OBJECTIVE), Jacqueline “JAX” Florendo (OBJECTIVE SLAYER)

PDR BEES

Photo Courtesy of Angel Aquino

Team Name: PDR Bees
Clan: PDR Esports
Players: Angel “Aurora” Aquino (Slayer), Kristine “Tine” Napigkit (Anchor), Charlene Nicole “Wawu” Nakpil (OBJ/Support), Aleeshea “Sazi” Quiocho (Sr/Obj), Nashiera “Umi” Mejorada (Flexi), Mark Alexis “Olea” Olea (coach)

FANTASMA – TEAM PHANTASMA

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Photo Courtesy of FTSM CODM Facebook page

Team Name: Team Phantasma
Clan: Fantasma
Players: John Emmanuelle
“Icarus” Brual, Klyde Jerson “Whypie” Arroyo, Bench “Bench” San Pedro, Jerico “iPao” Gurtiza, Kingson “Colour” Lasco, John Mark “Juanito” Oyao
Others:
Angel Tan (Manager),  Vince Utzurrum (Coach)

Group B

TYRANT DESTRA

Photo Courtesy of Lenix dela Rosa

Team Name: Tyrant Destra
Clan: Tyrant Esports
Players: Mark Lenix Royse “Lenix” Dela Rosa (Obj), Wrench Borgy “Borgy” D. Aquilino (Slayer), Jun Miguel “ELDøS ” Tolentino (Flexi), Roquito Alfredo “Price” Castillo (Anchor), Godwin David “Han” Gacutan (Obj Support), Marc Antonio “Calda” Belano (Anchor)

CKG Elevate

Photo Courtesy of Cool Kids Gaming Facebook page

Team Name: CKG Elevate
Clan: Cool Kids Gaming
Players: CKG – Clarence “Chiraq” Coronado, Christian “Usopp” De Leon, Don “Teflon” Laserna (IGL/team captain), Ralph “Sisco” Sisco Acol (Coach), Adrian “Sisco<3” Tan, Matthew “Rangé ” Pasana
Others: Arkisha Aragon (Manager)

PDR Esports

Photo Courtesy of Mark Alexis Olea

Team Name: PDR Esports
Clan: PDR Esports
Players: Joseph Brian “JeyBe” Natividad (multi-role), Jerico Gabriel “YungJ” Vibora (Support/Sniper), Raphael “Locs” Pascual (AR/Anchor), Jello Steffan “Jello” Herrera (Sg/Smg Slayer), Justine “Milyones” Aguidan (Multi), Ronan Arkie “Rage” Eleria (Sg/Smg Obj), Mark Alexis “Olea” Olea (coach)

C8 ESPORTS

Team Name: C8 Esports
Clan: C8 ESPORTS
Players: Marc “Cramers” Lorzano (Flex Role), Joseph “Thome” Thome (LMG/Anchor), Jheus De Ocampo Koukii (Sniper), Jenvir “IronFist” Loable (Flex Role), Rhyan “DocHaze” Galza (SMG/SG), Lance Gabrielle “Error” Villafañe (SMG/SG)
Others: Karoline Jelsca Asi, Juva Anne Chu (managers), Earl Bryan Mercado (owner), Erly Villafane (GM)

Group C

Team Creamy

Photo Courtesy of Anne Valdez

Team Name: Team Creamy
Clan: Team Creamy
Players: Nel “Risky” Buemio (flex role), Gary Lawrence “Tahong” Gan (slayer/obj), Kemuel “Kushing” Mirande (anchor), Edrian “Epoks” Garcia (support/SR main), John Paolo “Hatdog” Trinidad (support/SR/LMG), Alexander “22pixels” Placencia (smg/sg)

RTL ESPORTS

Photo Courtesy of RTL Esports

Team Name: RTL Legacy/Esports
Clan: RTL Esports
Players: Justin Diego “Susanoô” Cecilio (Team captain/Support), Gerome Wel “VanLoo” Alinas (Objective/Slayer), Kevin Andrei “Kevs” Baguio (Slayer), Jehroen John “Seav” Morales (Support), Ken Christian “Kensh1” Ortiz (Anchor / Support), Wacky Andrei “Wacky” Endaya (Support / Sniper)

ULTIMATE E-PRO

Photo Courtesy of Neil Barrientos from Team Ultimate

Team Name: Ultimate E-Pro
Clan: Team Ultimate/ALK Esports
Players: John Benedict “Jaben” Julio (Captain), Railey “Yobabs” Abrenica, Martin “Tin” Yap, Neil “Flex” Perez, Aj “Eiji” Agbing, Gian “Yato” Socao
Others: Matt Gloria (Team Owner), Sofia Nocon (Team Owner), Prex Ople (Team Manager)

VELOCITY ESPORTS

Photo Courtesy of Velocity Esports

Team Name: Velocity Esports
Clan: Velocity Esports
Players: Kobe Raphael “fiend” de Guzman (Team Captain), Kaine “a” Watanabe, Joshua Jem “swag” Vicente, Jacob Angelo “QB” Agoncillo, Mark “markio” Cabazal, Nathaniel “nan” Wanky

Group D

DVK REXUS ALT

Photo Courtesy of Roquefort Mares

Team Name: DVK REXUS ALT
Clan: Dovahkiin
Roquefort “Magista” Mares (Anchor – support – team captain), Juan Miguel “Goyong” Hernaez (obj/support obj – sr), Yeshua “Sindra” Labjata (Slayer – sg/smg), Gerard “Breezy” Barlam (Slayer – sg/smg), Jolo “Cream” Refulgente (obj/support obj), Mark Kenneth “Click” Galvez (Anchor)
Others: Maxine Bautista (Handler)

SIGRA X AIM

Photo Courtesy of Lase Tia

Team Name: SIGRA x AIM
Clan: Sigra Esports & Aimbot Esports
Players: Jose Rey “ATLAS” Delfin (Anchor, ar/lmg, captain), Gabriel Ian “BALEN ” Jimenez (Objective, lmg/smg), Lordrian Louis “CHZN” Parungao (Slayer, smg/sg), Vince Richard “VINCE” Peralta (Slayer, smg/sg), Yiu “WADU” Maravilla (Support, lmg/smg)
Others: Marcel Eugenio, Keane Bueno (Managers)

SMART OMEGA

Photo Courtesy of Smart Omega Facebook page

Team Name: Smart Omega
Clan: NRX Gaming
Players: John Clarence “Jayzee” Rivera (captain), Benjamin “CRUSH” Trinidad Jr., Kennedy “IDRA” Mondoy, Eulo “6ix9ine” De Chavez, Jerrold “Woopiiee” Regay, John Kenneth “KenDy” Pimentel and Bruce “Dev1ce” Cruz (coach)

TOKYO OSAKA

Photo Courtesy of “Tokyo”

Team Name: OSAKA
Clan: Tokyo Esports
Players: Ethan Luke “Gucci” Reyes (SR, SMG / Flexi), Levron Philip “Lev” Dela Cruz (SMG / Obj), Cristan “Giela<3” Sy Ang (SR SMG / Support), Manasseh “Nash” Gavilano (SR SG / Slayer), Axcel Josh “Chuu” Arsolon (LMG / Anchor)

The CODM Philippines Championship 2021 has a prize pool of PHP 990,000 and will start next week on August 23, 2021. Watch the teams collide live starting on August 23, 7:00 P.M on Garena Call of Duty: Mobile’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel. 

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