Abroad or on the road, people go to great lengths to witness UAAP Finals game
MANILA, Philippines – From a bus ride heading to Balibago, Sta. Rosa, to the top of Burj Khalifa, people from all parts of the world tuned in to the heated Game 1 showdown of the UAAP Season 81 Finals at the Mall of Asia on Saturday, December 1.
Excited to witness the return of the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons to the finals for the first time in 32 years, various UP campuses held viewing parties to support the UP men's basketball team.
Those living as far as Minnesota, Tokyo, and Melbourne organized their own viewing parties at home just to witness the game famously dubbed as "Battle of Katipunan." Two siblings even went to great heights to catch the show by watching a livestream at the top of the Burj Khalifa.
Eager not to miss out on the showdown, those with plans for the day were able to sneak in some time by watching a livestream on the go, even during a bus ride to Sta. Rosa. Those visiting select Ayala and SM malls were also able to catch a live telecast of the game.
On the road? No problem! This bus ride to Balibago, Sta. Rosa has a livestream of the game! Where are you watching Game 1 of the #UAAP81Finals? #OneBigFight #UPFight | via @heiiijulnut pic.twitter.com/usbYZ8XZrP
On the road? No problem! This bus ride to Balibago, Sta. Rosa has a livestream of the game! Where are you watching Game 1 of the #UAAP81Finals? #OneBigFight #UPFight | via @heiiijulnut pic.twitter.com/usbYZ8XZrP— MovePH (@MovePH) December 1, 2018
Game 1 ended with the Ateneo Blue Eagles downing the UP Fighting Maroons, 88-79. Game 2 of the UAAP Season 81 Finals is on Wednesday, December 5, at the Araneta Coliseum. – Rappler.com