The first gold medal match in the esports component of the SEA Games 2019 happened on Sunday (8 December), Day 4 at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan, Manila.
On Day 4, where the host country the Philippines claimed bragging rights to the first ever esports gold in the SEA Games.
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The Philippines’ Sibol faced Malaysia’s Team Bosskur in the lower bracket finals, with the hosts winning the series 2-0 to face Team Indonesia in the grand finals.
Team Indonesia and Sibol consistently cancelled each other out, leading to a fifth game to determine the gold medallists.
Sibol, with the home crowd loudly behind them, prevailed in the fith game to win the series 3-2, and made history by becoming the first team to achieve an esports gold medal at the SEA Games.
Indonesia got themselves the silver medal while Malaysia would take home the bronze.
Arena of Valor
Indonesia’s EVOS Esports faced off Thailand’s Workpoint Fighting Fish in the upper bracket finals, and won the game 2-1 to advance into the finals, thus securing themselves either the gold or silver medal.
Meanwhile, Vietnam’s Mocha ZD Esports played against Malaysia’s Ikan Mashin, winning the series 2-1.
Vietnam will face Workpoint Fighting Fish in the upcoming lower brac