All systems go for CCE 'Varsity Cup'

The field is set for the Collegiate Center for Esports (CCE) Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 5-on-5 Varsity Cup (MVC) next month following an explosive 1-on-1 Exhibition appetizer.

The event serves as the main course of CCE’s introduction as the country’s newest collegiate Esports league goes online starting from November 10 to 21 with 10 storied colleges and universities out to showcase their talents in the sport.

Eager to rediscover their chemistry from a long collegiate action hiatus, reigning NCAA seniors' basketball champions Letran will parade a potent line-up bannered by Finals MVP Fran Yu, with Jeo Ambohot, Allen Mina, King Caralipio, and Shan Bautista providing support.

Standing on their way, as always, is old rival San Beda led by Damie Cuntapay, Yukien Andrada, Justine Sanchez, Tony Ynot, and Gabriel Cometa, with the two proud schools rekindling their rivalry in the virtual arena  through CCE which streams on CALM Network with Rebel Sports, Bio-Agrownica, and Alaxan FR as sponsors.

Lorenzo Navarro, Alvin Baetiong, Carlo Abadeza, Yancy Remulla, and Shawn Umali comprise Lyceum; Carlo Lim, Baron Gabuyan, Ryan Daculan, Reiven Valera, Georgie Gauani, and Leonard Jaboli banner College of St. Benilde; while Arellano University will have Kai Oliva, Lars Sunga, Diego Ilao, Marlon Espiritu, and Jifford Cahigas.

Mapua fields Warren Bonifacio, Joaqui Garcia, Jasper Salenga, Adrian Nocum and Jomer Mercado with Angelo Parinas as alternate; Emilio Aguinaldo College troops Kyle Carlos, Jomar Amador, Ralph Vincent Robin, Adrian De Guzman and Christian Angelo Cabuhat while  JL Delos Santos, Jan Marc Abaoag, Hosea Mananquil, Dustin Aguado, and Donvic Aguado lead Jose Rizal University.

San Sebastian College-Recoletos’ Michael Are, who finished runner-up in the 1v1, is in for redemption along with teammates Kenneth Villapando, JM Calma, Camillus Altamirano, and Rafael Are. 

But all eyes will be on 1v1 champion Jasper Cuevas, who is out to complete a twin-title for the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA along with his teammates  Kyle Cuevas, Lean Martel, Shawn Orgo, and Rey Joey Barcuma.

A CCE regular season-by-season calendar featuring Esports players and enrolled students from their respective schools is already in the works after the successful 1v1 and 5-on-5 launch starring basketball varsity standouts.