Home Credit Philippines (HCPH) has declared its support for the bemedaled national team for esports, SIBOL, in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from May 13 to 22, 2022.
Committed to empowering every Filipino and filling the gaps to enrich their lives, HCPH hopes this initiative will also further highlight the positive opportunities for esports in the country and encourage and hone the skills of young Filipinos in this area.
SIBOL, which debuted in 2019, dominated the SEA Games esports categories that year in Mobile Legends, DOTA 2 and Hearthstone, and secured silver and bronze in Tekken 7 for the Philippines. These achievements not only signify the rise of esports across the globe but also showcase Filipino talent and skill in the esports arena.
“Home Credit aims to help Filipinos achieve their goals in life. By taking part in SIBOL’s journey and supporting each member of the team, we hope to also encourage other Filipinos, the youth in particular, and remind them that they can reach their goals and ambitions, especially if they have the support they need,” shares HCPH Chief Marketing Officer Sheila Paul.
“We are honored to take part in SIBOL’s endeavor to bring pride to our country and recognize Filipino talent in esports. Home Credit finds value in supporting a budding category in the sports area as we understand the importance of having a dependable and reliable ally in reaching one’s goals,” says Ken Lerona, HCPH head of Public Relations.
This year’s SEA Games will have 10 esports events: Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Arena of Valor, FIFA Online 4, League of Legends, League of Legends: Wild Rift men’s and women’s, CrossFire, PUBG Mobile individual and team, and Garena Free Fire.
“With overwhelming support from Home Credit, we will work hard to bring home more gold for the Philippines. Despite many challenges and with some of the games not yet as big nor supported in our country, we remain steadfast in our goals and will give it our 100 percent to be champions for the Filipino people,” says Team SIBOL President Brian Lim.
The first batch of the 64-strong SIBOL team is expected to fly to Hanoi on May 9. Vietnam is considered the closest competitor to the Philippines in the esports area, but SIBOL hopes to keep the overall title again and bring honor to the country for the second time.
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