Home Credit declares its support for national team for esports, SIBOL, in the 31st Southeast Asian Games to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from May 13 to 22, 2022.
Committed to empowering every Filipino and filling the gaps to enrich their lives, Home Credit hopes this initiative will also further highlight the positive opportunities for esports in the country and encourage and hone the skills of young Filipinos in this area.
SIBOL, which debuted in 2019, dominated the SEA Games esports categories that year in Mobile Legends, DOTA 2, and Hearthstone, and secured silver and bronze in Tekken 7 for the Philippines. These achievements not only signify the rise of esports across the globe but also showcase Filipino talent and skill in the esports arena.
This year’s SEA Games will have 10 esports events: Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Arena of Valor, FIFA Online 4, League of Legends, League of Legends: Wild Rift men’s and women’s, CrossFire, PUBG Mobile individual and team, and Garena Free Fire.
The first batch of the 64-strong SIBOL team is expected to fly to Hanoi on May 9. Vietnam is considered the closest competitor to the Philippines in the esports area, but SIBOL hopes to keep the overall title again and bring honor to the country for the second time.