Lapu-Lapu City kicks off Kadaugan sa Mactan festivities with esports tournaments


Lapu-Lapu City kicked off its Kadaugan sa Mactan festivities this weekend with its fourth season of esports tournaments for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) and Call of Duty Mobile (CODM).

The games were organized by the Lapu-Lapu City Sports Commission and took place over two days from April 2-3, 2022. The tournaments were held inside the Hoops Dome, the first indoor sports arena in the city.

“First of all, naa ang [esports] in a ledger of events. Apil esports kaybaw gave me advice on Lapu-Lapu kay nahilig in esports. (First of all, esports is part of our event book. Esports was included because we knew a lot of young people in Lapu-Lapu were into esports),” the Sports Commissioner said. of Lapu-Lapu City, Vince Chan Carungay. “Nagsugod pandemic ni tanan pag since Dili allowed all contact sports. Nangita mig pamaagi unsaon paglingaw in the kabatanunan. Hope mapunan pa namo and laing mga esports [events suma sa] Crossfire and Dota (It all started because of the pandemic since contact sports were not allowed. We tried to find a way to entertain young people. Hopefully we can add more esports events to the future such as Crossfire and Dota),” Commissioner Carungay also revealed.

The MLBB tournament saw 32 entrants from different barangays all over Lapu-Lapu city. Of all the representatives of the barangay, Brgy. Pajo dominated the competition. As the crowd fervently applauded their respective teams, Brgy. Pajo swept Brgy. Babag 3-0 in the best-0f-5 grand final. The match between Brgy. Pajo and Brgy. Babag was considered a The classic because the two teams have already faced each other in season 1 where the latter became the first champions of the city.

“Naglisod mi first game kay murag wa mi nagkasinabot pero [tungod] sa momentum nadaog mi (We had difficulties in the first match because of misunderstandings but we won thanks to our momentum)” Christian Greg “MASTER TANIX” Tan, the team’s MVP thanks to his marvelous games of nimble Fanny and Lancelot, revealed how they beat Brgy. Babag.

Nindot kaayos pamati na nachampion mi balik (It’s a great feeling to be champions again),” MASTER TANIX also remarked when remembering being the champions in Season 2.

Alongside MASTER TANIX, Brgy. Pajo’s list included Ice Frincyd”IEC“Estardo, Alejan Carl”Zeke“Hope, Justin Frank”king jqt“Quieta, Joshua Henry”OufwahuaDiamos and Louis GabrielLord Celiboy“Ariola. The team was able to win the colossal sum of PHP 30,000 as champions in Season 4.

Meanwhile, the CODM battle royale competition had open registration and saw 25 teams compete for the title. Team Pamugasay reached the top by racking up a total of 75 dominating eliminations over the five rounds, all of which featured different maps. They always finished near or in the top 3 every round as they racked up a bunch of wins each time. Their most impressive performance came in the last round as John Loyd”TravonzLauglaug got 11 kills which gave the team plenty of breathing room.

With Travonz, The Pamugasay team consisted of Jeremy”Imba“Majorca, Evan”Kyuubi“Gawchua, Christian”Kairi“Oracion and Miko”MicroNest“. The team won PHP 15,000 for winning the tournament.

“Lipay kaayo mi kay pag Season 2 kay napildi mi [og nahug ra nga] second place rummy. Nabawi namo among the trono balik (We are really happy because back in season 2 we lost and ended up in second place. We finally got our throne back)”, revealed the team captain Pamugasay, Imba. “Kaayo mi under pressure [mudaog] labi na [tungod] sa parmi mga kontra na mga lig-un kaayo (We were pressured to win especially as our opponents were also strong),” he continued.

Kadaugan sa Mactan is an annual festival that commemorates Datu Lapu-Lapu’s victory over Ferdinand Magellan in the famous Battle of Mactan. Apart from esports tournaments, this year’s festivities also included tournaments in lawn tennis, cycling, table tennis, Arnis, chess, Sepak Takraw, open water swimming, billiards and extreme sports.

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