PBA: Scottie Thompson, Robbie Herndon, Chris Bitoon advance in virtual shootout

Published September 7, 2020, 12:10 PM

by Jonas Terrado

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s Scottie Thompson plays a virtual version of himself in the PBA Virtual Shootout.

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s Scottie Thompson, Alaska’s Robbie Herndon and Blackwater rookie Chris Bitoon will represent their teams in the PBA Virtual Three-Point Shootout.

Thompson handily beat Mark Caguioa, Herndon downed Mike DiGregorio and Bitoon dominated Diego Dario in the tournament using the PBA-themed video game Basketball Slam.

The virtual tourney was held after a partnership between the PBA and Huawei.

Two players meet in a four-round shootout with the total points made determining each team’s representative in a knockout-style tournament.

The winner will donate P250,000 to his chosen charitable organization.

Participants have the option to use either themselves or their teammates.

Thompson won 256-157 over Caguioa using a video game version of LA Tenorio, Aljon Mariano and Prince Caperal and himself.

Herndon tallied 203 points against 120 for DiGregorio while playing a virtual version of himself in all four rounds.

Bitoon, selected in the third round of last year’s PBA Draft, proved to be too much for Dario 308-264 using veteran teammate KG Canaleta.