MNL48’s Team Padayon Wins Pokémon UNITE AKB48 Group Invitational

09:19 PM January 17, 2022

MNL48’s Team Padayon won the recently concluded Pokémon UNITE AKB48 Group Invitational at the Pokémon Battle Festival Asia 2021 by ESL Asia. They claimed the title after defeating BNK48’s Yummy Remote 3-1 in the Grand Finals yesterday, January 16, 2022.

Via Pokémon Battle Festival Asia 2021

The team consisted of MNL48 idols Kath, Klaire, Miho, Yzabel, and Jem. Together with fellow MNL48 representatives Stalwart League (which consisted of MNL48 idols Coleen, Dana, Ella, Lyza, and Princess), they represented the country by qualifying through MNL48’s internal qualifier.


Padayon bulldozed their way in Group B to qualify for the playoffs where they defeated BNK48’s Very Vary (2-0) and Yummy Remote (3-1) respectively.

Despite being an invitational that featured idols, the competition all throughout the tournament was intense. There were webcam issues that were clarified eventually.


With this win, MNL48’s Team Padayon became the first Filipino music idol group to win in an international esports competition.

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