Bren Esports won the gold medal in the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Mobile Legends Bang Bang (MLBB) event after sweeping Malaysia in the grand finals, 3-0, at the NABA Theater in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Sunday night.
It was the third straight time the national team program for esports, Sibol, racked up the gold for the SEA Games MLBB event, winning all the editions since its inception in 2019.
The championship put midlaner Angelo “Phewww” Arcangel in the history books as he became the first player to win the gold multiple times. He was also part of Sibol’s inaugural MLBB team in the 2019 edition in San Juan City.
This time, though, he was with the entire Bren side, which also has David “FlapTzy” Canon, Michael Angelo “KyleTzy” Sayson, “Super” Marco Requitano and Rowgien “Owgwen” Unigo.
The Filipino side bounced back in the midgame and stole the series opener after Malaysia, made up of an all-star lineup of Muhammad Halim, Mohammad Lim, Muhammad Najmi, Muhammad Fuad, and Mohammad Noor, had a shot at repeating that group stage upset.
Bren would dominate the Malaysians in the next two games to seal the gold. (Ivan Stewart Saldajeno/PNA)