Lapu-Lapu City Sports Commission held another Mobile Legends Tournament

Another city-wide Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament has been held once again by the government of Lapu-Lapu City as part of Lapu-Lapu City Sports Commission’s sporting events. The tournament was scheduled last Saturday to celebrate the Fiesta sa Opon and it took place in the Lapu-Lapu City Auditorium. Thirty-one amateur MLBB players from the city participated in the tournament. During that one-day, city-wide tournament, the team who managed to defeat all of their opponents was Team Weigel.

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Leading Team Weigel was Smart Omega Neos EXP laner Louis Gabriel Ariola. He was part of the team composition of last year’s champions, Barangay Babag, but back then he was still an amateur player playing in amateur tournaments using the nickname “Lord Celiboy”. As the champions of this year’s tournament, they won PHP 20,000 while the first-runner up, Crimson Esport’s Aries, took home PHP 15,000, and the third placer, Miracle Esports, bagged themselves PHP 10,000.

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This year’s sporting event only featured one game title, which is Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. This was unlike what was featured during last year’s sports event in the city, which has the Call of Duty: Mobile. When asked why CODM was dropped, LLC sports commissioner Vince Chan Carungay revealed that they only had enough budget to feature one game.

“Usa ra ang nakaya sa among budget because we have twelve different kinds of sporting events for our fiesta league (We only managed to get enough budget for one game as we have twelve different kinds of sporting events for our fiesta league),” Commissioner Carungay revealed in an exclusive interview during the event.

He then further added that they prioritized the comeback of the basketball tournaments as this is the first time since the pandemic that physical ball games have been brought back to the lineup of their events. Despite that, Commissioner Carungay hopes that their city-wide esports tournaments can be used by aspiring esports athletes as a stepping stone or a deciding factor if they want to go professional in the future.