The 32nd Southeast Asia Games Mobile Legends Bang Bang (MLBB), Men’s Tournament concluded with the Philippines team SIBOL securing a Gold Medal. Bren Esports talent led the squad to a convincing victory of 3-0 against Malaysia, who won Silver. Fans were sceptical about Team SIBOL’s ability to compete in the MLBB Men’s 2023 SEA Games and win a Gold Medal. Bren Esports had a shocking early exit from the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines Season 11 playoffs. The squad revealed in a press conference held after the match that these negative remarks and criticisms fueled them.
Bren Esports’ performance in MPL PH Season 11 motivated the team to perform better at 32nd SEA Games
Bren Esports’ revival was one of most interesting moments during the MPL Season 11. The team not only secured the top seed during the regular season but was also selected to represent the Philippines at the 2023 SEA Games.
Despite a strong regular season, ECHO was unable to win the MPL PH Season 11 Playoffs. They lost against Blacklist International on the upper bracket before being eliminated by ECHO on the lower bracket.
Fans were skeptical of the team’s performance at the upcoming SEA Games to win the Gold Medal. The team’s jungler Kyle Sayson, who played for Bren Esports in the playoffs revealed that his motivation dropped after the disappointing result.
After the [MPL Philippines Season 11] playoffs I was so depressed. The star jungler said, “I was really down and my confidence was low. I even told Coach Duckey about how bad I played ,”.
He also spoke about the team’s early elimination from the playoffs, despite having the top seed.
It was a freaky run. KyleTzy said that we were the only top-seed team to be dropped down to fourth place ,”.
Bren Esports has not faltered despite the negative comments it received from fans after the team failed to impress them in the playoffs.
“So we saw a number of negative comments, so what we did was we used it to motivate us so that our mental health wouldn’t be affected and we could focus more on the SEA Games,” stated KyleTzy.
Bren Esports is confident after winning the Gold Medal at 2023 SEA Games MLBB.
The team’s hard work and lessons learned from their disappointing performance in MPL PH Season 11 have paid off, as Team Sibol won the Gold Medal. Bren Esports’ captain Angelo Kyle Arcangel said that this momentous victory gave them the confidence to work harder next season.
“I’m happy for myself because we were able apply the lessons that we learned in the playoffs here. He explained that, for example, when it came to the respect ban and what we should have banned, we did not do this in the playoffs ,”.
The captain went on to say that the team will be more consistent in its performance during the next MPL season.
After the SEA Games our confidence is higher for the upcoming season. “We will be able show our entire gameplay and not continually shift playstyles as we did in the post-season,” said Pheww.
The 2023 SEA Games ended with the Philippines bringing home the Gold Medal, while Malaysia took the Silver Medal. Myanmar and Cambodia will be taking home a Bronze Medal.