Letran, LPU, EAC unbeaten heading to CCE Mobile Legends Varsity Cup playoffs

Letran, LPU, EAC unbeaten heading to CCE Mobile Legends Varsity Cup playoffs


Three schools complete an unbeaten run in the eliminations to secure their spots in the upper bracket playoffs

Letran, Lyceum, and Emilio Aguinaldo College capped off a perfect run in the elimination round to seal their spots in the upper bracket playoffs of the Collegiate Center for Esports (CCE) Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 5-on-5 Varsity Cup Saturday, November 13.

Riding the momentum of their wins against San Beda and Jose Rizal University, the Knights took care of business against San Sebastian College-Recoletos with a gritty 2-1 win behind the clutch performance of Jeo Ambohot.

Ambohot flaunted a versatile Paquito in the decider, putting up a perfect line of 12 kills, zero deaths, and 3 assists (KDA) as the Knights secured a 26-16 victory with the support of Fran Yu’s Diggie, King Caralipios’ Harley, Allen Mina’s Chang’e, and Shan Bautista’s Benedetta.

Masaya kasi pasok na kami sa playoffs. Uhaw lang siguro yung buong team na manalo, ayaw magpatalo,” said Ambohot.

(We’re happy because we’re in the playoffs. The team is hungry for a win.)

The Knights took the top seeding with a pristine 3-0 win-loss record, but also catching up in the 10-strong field were fellow unbeaten squads Lyceum (3-0) and EAC (3-0), which dispatched JRU and College of St. Benilde in the last elimination day, respectively.

The Pirates ambushed the Heavy Bombers with an easy 2-0 win behind Yancy Remulla’s Ling in Game 1 and Shawn Umali’s Guinevere in Game 2.

Remulla’s Ling bullied his way to an unblemished 10/0/10 KDA while Ling’s Guinevere flirted with a 10/1/3 KDA for Lyceum that also got coverage from Lorenzo Navarro, Alvin Baetiong, and Carlo Abadeza.

Maganda yung drafting namin. Good team effort kami in terms of chemistry and communication. Meron na kaming map awareness this time at nakakapag-adjust na,” said Remulla.

(We drafted well. We had good team effort in terms of chemistry and communication. We now have map awareness and we’ve adjusted.)

EAC’s Kyle Carlos, meanwhile, continued his rampage as among the strongest gamer in the CCE cast with another back-to-back MVP citations for the Generals in their 2-0 sweep of the Blazers.

With the support of Jomar Amador, Ralph Vincent Robin, Adrian de Guzman, and Christian Angelo Cabuhat, Carlos lifted the Generals to a lopsided victory highlighted by an emphatic 21-3 domination in Game 2.

Carlos’ Barats was scarless in that match, strutting his stuff with a 6/0/10 KDA after also boasting a 17/1/5 KDA for his Lancelot in Game 1. 

Meanwhile, Mapua also secured its place in the upper bracket playoffs along with Letran, Lyceum and EAC with a 2-1 record as San Sebastian (1-2), Arellano (1-2), University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (1-2), and CSB (1-2) arranged an anticipated rumble in the lower bracket.

Winless squads JRU (0-3) and San Beda (0-3) missed the cut and bid goodbye to the inaugural CCE, the country’s first campus-based esports league that streams on CALM Network with Alaxan FR, Bio-Agrownica, Rebel Sports Pilipinas, Efficascent Relaxscent Oil, Tagaytay Pura Vida Resort and Hotel, SMDC Malls, and Smart Communications, Inc. as sponsors. –