E-Gilas Pilipinas yearns to reassert its dominance in the region as it sees action in the Southeast Asia conference of the FIBA Esports Open III slated to run from April 16 to 18.
The Southeast Asia champion of the inaugural FIBA Esports Open, the Philippines targets to repeat its winning ways over Vietnam, Mongolia, Indonesia, Maldives, and Vietnam.
Led by Rial Polog, the first Filipino to become draft eligible in the NBA 2K League, E-Gilas will go up against Vietnam and Maldives in Group 1.
The Filipino crew is also comprised of Philippe Herrero IV, Aljon Cruzin, Custer Galas, Ian Santiago, Arnie Sison, and Clark Banzon.
Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia make up Group 2.
This is the first time Vietnam, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia will compete in the FIBA Esports Open, which will have 60 participating teams across its 6 regional conferences.
Four of the best teams will advance to the playoffs, with the winners of the two best-of-three semifinals series advancing to the finals.
E-Gilas also impressed in the Southeast Asia/Oceania leg of the FIBA Esports Open II late last year but fell prey to Australia in the finals. – Rappler.com
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