E-Gilas Pilipinas reclaims their status as the number 1 team in Southeast Asia after beating Indonesia at the FIBA Esports Open III tonight. The Filipino esports team denied their rival’s attempt at winning after ending the best-of-three grand finals this evening with 2-0.
PILIPINAS LANG MALAKAS! 💪🇵🇭 🎮
Congratulations to our very own E-Gilas Pilipinas for winning in the Southeast Asia conference of FIBA Esports Open III. 🎉💪🏼💯 🎮
— SBP (@officialSBPinc) April 18, 2021
Angelico “Shintarou” Cruzin was crowned MVP for his performance. Shintarou sealed Game 1 with a three-pointer that led them to a 60-53 win and dictated the pace of Game 2 for his team with an unstoppable tandem with Philippe “Izzo” Herrero IV. Their defense secured the throne with a 44-36 victory, making E-Gilas Pilipinas a two-time FIBA Esports Open III Southeast Asia Conference champion.
Aside from Indonesia, the team also defeated Vietnam, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia. Watch the full FIBA Esports Open III Southeast Asia Conference championship game here:
Congratulations, E-Gilas Pilipinas!
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