Who are in Duckeyyy and Panda’s respective dream team for SEA Games?

Published April 10, 2021, 6:27 PM

by Jeremiah Sevilla

Photos from Bren Esports and Brian “Panda” Lim 

Decorated Mobile Legends coaches Francis “Duckeyyy” Glindro and Brian “Panda” Lim recently revealed their dream roster for the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam later this year. 

Duckeyyy, a two-time world champion tactician with other domestic titles under his belt, previously told Manila Bulletin that “I’ll be honored” to serve as the head coach of the Sibol national esports team in this year’s edition of the biennial meet. 

And if he indeed gets the role, the cerebral mentor who steered Bren Esports to the M2 world championship and MPL Philippines Season 6 title already has prospective players to don the national tricolors based on recent performance. 

In a post on his Facebook page on Friday, April 9, Duckeyyy bared his SEA Games lineup which is mostly composed of his Bren players Karl “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno (jungle/core), Angelo “Pheww” Arcangel (midlane/support), CJ “Ribo” Ribo (gold lane) and Allan “Lusty” Castromayor (tank). 

The four were part of the Sibol ML squad that took down Indonesia in the grand finals to seize the gold medal in the SEAG 2019 hosted by the country. 

Duckeyyy also listed down Execration’s Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog (tank), Blacklist International’s Edward “EDWARD” Dapadap (EXP lane), Aura PH’s Benedict “Bennyqt” Gonzales (gold lane) and Work Auster Force’s Patrick “rTzy” Grecia (mid/support) and Frediemar “3MarTzy” Serafico (EXP lane). 

Meanwhile, Panda, who worked as head coach of Sibol ML for the last SEAG, earlier revealed the roster he sees best to represent the country in Hanoi when he spoke in the Beyond the Meta vodcast presented by Smart Sports. 

The MPL PH Season 3 champion coach of ArkAngel and now Laus Playbook Esports tactician would love to have KarlTzy and Pheww again in the national squad. 

Panda also picked Ch4knu and Bennyqt but unlike Duckeyyy, he wants Onic PH’s Gerald “Dlar” Trinchera to man the EXP lane. 

He named two reserve players as well in Ribo and EDWARD who he said can play multiple roles.