Team Pilipinas Joined The Top Spot Of The Conference On The First Day of FIBA Esports Open II PlayStation 

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FIBA announced another run of the historic FIBA Esports Open not too long ago. The tipoff has already started and will last until tomorrow, November 15. The stream was live a few hours ago on Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Facebook Page and you can still watch the replays if you're interested. I've seen the games and despite the challenges we're facing right now as a nation, Team Pilipinas managed to make me, and the whole nation, proud.


Compared to the first series, FIBA Esports Open II has a larger number of participants. This time, instead of 17 teams, we'll have 38 national teams grouped into six regional conferences - Africa, North and Central America, South America, Europe, Middle East, and Southeast Asia/Oceania. Each team has 7 players - 5 on the court and 2 reserves. You've already read the word "court", so I guess you already know the game too.


Yes, it's NBA2K21 on Playstation 4! It will be played in Pro-AM mode where players will get to play their own character. Teams can customize their avatars, uniforms, and court designs. Our very own Playbook Laus Esports will represent the Philippines and who wouldn't be proud of them after their domination in the last FIBA Esports Open last June that made our country top at our own conference.


Here's the list of our representatives who are in fact veterans and legends already in the 2k scene: Angelico Cruzin aka Shintarou; 2-Time NBA 2K Asia Champion Aminolah Polog Jr. aka Rial; NBA 2K17 Asia champion Custer Galas aka Custer, NBA 2K18 Asia Champion Philippe Alcaraz Herrero IV aka IzzoIV; Clark Banzon aka Clark; and reserves Arnie Sison ELChapO; and Rocky Braña aka Rak and coached by Nite Alparas.
Based on what I have seen, Team Pilipinas did a great job against the other two contenders for the first day. Despite losing one round against Australia, they were at their best forms and managed to beat Australia in some other rounds. In the end, the scores were tallied and we're currently tied with Australia with 3 wins and 1 loss in a total of 7 points.


Team Pilipinas gained the support of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas along with giant telcos such as PLDT and Smart. Just as I have said earlier, the tipoff has already begun for Africa, Middle East, and Southeast Asia/Oceania conferences. The schedules of other conferences are Europe Conference on December 12-13, North & Central America, and South America Conferences on December 19-20. Finals will be done individually at each conference in a best of three series. Tomorrow will be the 2nd day of our tipoff, so we're inviting you to join us as we cheer for Team Pilipinas' victory.

What is Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas?

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is the National Sports Association for basketball in the Philippines recognized by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

The VISION of the SBP is to be recognized in the regional and global level as a world-class governing national sports federation.

The MISSION of the SBP is to promote basketball in the country, support the growth and development of basketball players, coaches, and officials through basketball programs from the grassroots to the international levels, including the formation of competitive national teams and unify the basketball community.

If you haven't seen a glimpse of what happened on the first day, I've linked 3-hour live gameplay and commentary down below from Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas. And, oh, before we end, let me just give my thanks to Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, The credits are all yours. As for Team Pilipinas, we'll be watching your games and we'll cheer for you may it be a win or lose.

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