Five candidates left as Team Valor, Sangalang emerge victorious

Published May 19, 2021, 8:39 PM

by Carlo Anolin

Team Valor with ONE announcer Dom Lau (ONE Championship)

There are only five candidates left in ONE Championship’s edition of “The Apprentice.”

Among them is Filipino bet Louie Sangalang, who rose to the occasion anew in both physical and business challenges of Episode 9.

READ: Sangalang lone male survivor in ‘The Apprentice’

Sangalang vouched for teammate Monica Millington to lead the business task, which is to create a campaign to promote a gaming bag.

With Millington’s experience as a fashion entrepreneur, Sangalang said he has “very high regard” for his teammate’s capabilities.

ONE Championship CEO and founder Chatri Sityodtong got the nod of Team Valor’s “Journey of a Champion” campaign and ultimately chose the squad as the winner, sending Team Conquest’s Kexin Ye and Nazee Sajedi out of the competition.

“I thought your execution plan was believable, but you just chose everyday heroes. I think that’s an almost impossible concept,” commented Sityodtong. “But if you choose someone who’s on the cusp of being professional, it’ll get a lot of credibility in the gaming community. A little bit of a tweak and this concept can be explosive.”

Team Valor members take a selfie during their business challenge pitch. (ONE Championship)

Earlier, Sangalang and Millington also made crucial plays in the physical challenge.

Playing the trampoline dodgeball, Sangalang hit and eliminated guest star Demetrious Johnson, a long-time mixed martial arts champion, which paved the way for the finishing blow to Team Conquest’s Irina Chadsey.

“Getting to hit a world champion, that’s going to be something for the books in my life,” said Sangalang.

Team Conquest with mixed martial arts legend Demetrious Johnson (ONE Championship)

Completing the Top 5 are Sangalang, Purnomowati, Millington, Chadsey, and Jessica Ramella with four more episodes remaining.

READ: Purnomowati strong contender in ‘The Apprentice’ Top 5, says Sangalang

“The One” is set to be named as the protege of Sityodtong, who has an estimated net worth of USD 350 million, and will serve as ONE Championship’s chief of staff.

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