MANILA – Professional and college volleyball players will compete in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang in a bid to raise funds for primary care physicians at a charity event on June 27 and July 4.
The tournament, featuring players from the Philippine Volleyball League (PVL) and various UAAP and NCAA teams, will be hosted by DoubleTap Gaming Entertainment in cooperation with Sports Bytes Philippines.
Profits will go to the front lines of Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center, San Juan Medical Center and other hospitals to be announced before the tournament begins.
Sports Bytes PH founder Brian Yalung said the idea for an ML: BB charity tournament came after finding out that many PVL players were also in the hit online battle arena game ( MOBA).
“The idea just popped up when we started talking with some players from BaliPure which was set up by team manager Gil Cortez in April. During our conversations with the Purest Water Defenders, I have was surprised to find most of them seriously playing Mobile Legends. So I thought about hosting an online match between them against my nephews and niece just for fun. The attention quickly spread and this is where I learned that there were a lot of players from PVL teams in MLBB, ”Yalung said, noting that it was a“ team building ”event for some teams. .
Approximately 13 teams will participate in the event, including players, officials and PVL staff. Teng Meister, Maykoo and Shifty Deo will broadcast the event.
Some players have also formed teams to meet the five player requirement.
PVL participants include: Graze Bombita and Alina Joyce Bicar from BaliPure, Grethcel Soltones and Myla Pablo from Petro Gazz, Mylene Paat from Chery Tigo, Andrea Marzan and Jonah Sabete from Sta. Lucia and Angeli Araneta and Dimdim Pacres from UAC.
Collegiate players such as Andreanna Lagman and Mirgie Bautista from the University of the Philippines, Lyn Matias and Nicole Laguna from the University of San Beda, as well as Sofia Sarmiento and Venice Puzon from the Lyceum at the University of the Philippines will also participate.
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