IESF World Esports Championship 2023: Highs and Lows for the Philippine Teams

IESF World Esports Championship 2023: Highs and Lows for the Philippine Teams

It’s been a checkered performance for the Philippines across four games in Iasi, Romania.

The IESF WEC 2023 has been in full swing this past week. Teams and players worldwide compete in six different games with the Philippines playing in four. How have they stacked so far among the international competition?

Mobile Legends

It should come as no surprise as the gold medalist team of AP.Bren has cleared the group stage at the top of their group. A clean 3-0 record clearly puts them as the team to beat in the tournament.

It should be noted that the other top finishers in groups also came out with perfect records. Saudi Arabia, Mongolia, and Indonesia finished 3-0 but it’s only the Philippines and Mongolia who have a 6-0 game record. It’ll be interesting to see how these two clash if they meet each other later in the playoffs.

Dota 2

On the other hand, it’s an absolute tragedy for the Philippines in Dota 2. Polaris Esports were unable to make it out of the group stage after losing two critical tiebreaker matches.

It was a three-way tie between Myanmar, the Philippines, and Ukraine with the Philippines being ahead in-game score to give them two chances at moving forward. Sadly, they lost those two chances, sending the Pinoys home early. 

(Photo by IESF)
Tekken 7

Tekken remains a bright spot as Alexander “AK” Lavarez of PlayBook Esports makes it through to playoffs. With 91 entrants, each from a different country, AK shows why the Philippines is a world contender in Tekken by placing first in his group with a perfect 5-0 record.

AK can’t rest just yet however as now he’ll be facing nothing but the best from this point forward. Real killers such as Atif Ijaz and Vincent “Super Akouma” Homan are also still in the running, making the path to the IESF WEC 2023 championship very dangerous.

PUBG Mobile

It’s a rocky road ahead for the Philippines in PUBG. After two days and 12 rounds of intense battle royal combat, the Philippines is in the middle of the pack at eighth place. 

While not a bad standing, they only have 57 points – a far cry from current first placer Kyrgyzstan’s 157. The team will need to dig deep to get enough kills and high placements if they want to close that gap by the end of the third day.

Banner photo by IESF.

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