Lyceum crowned itself as the first champion of the Collegiate Center for Esports (CCE) Mobile Legends Varsity Cup after toppling Mapua in the grand finals on Saturday, November 20.
The Pirates went unbeaten in the playoffs and capped their title run with a 4-2 victory in their best-of-seven finale led by the outstanding play of Yancy “Momopesky” Remulla.
Remulla, who earned tournament MVP honors, shone in their title-clinching Game 6 victory as he tallied 6 kills and 6 assists against 1 death on his comfort hero Yi Sun-Shin.
The Cardinals survived a Lord-reinforced push from Lyceum at the 13th minute but that only delayed the inevitable as the Pirates got the job done four minutes later.
Alvin “Baeeee29” Baetiong delivered 6 kills and 3 assists against 3 deaths on Khalid for Lyceum, while Lorenzo “airrenzo11” Navarro proved to be a potent support with 1 kill and 11 assists against 2 deaths on Pharsa.
The two teams split the first two matches before the Pirates moved on the cusp of the crown with victories in Games 3 and 4.
Mapua forced a Game 6 with a come-from-behind win in Game 5, turning the tide late in the 27-minute win despite having just one turret standing.
The Varsity Cup, where basketball teams from the 10 NCAA schools saw action, served as a prelude to the CCE regular season, which will feature esports student-athletes. – Rappler.com