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‘Thank you, Team Pilipinas’

For getting the job done, the E-Gilas Pilipinas squad got a pat on the back from the Samahang Basketbol ang Pilipinas (SBP).

“Many congratulations on the 5-0 sweep,” Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Al Panlilio said. “Thank you, Team Pilipinas.”

The Philippines proved that it was the dominant force in Southeast Asian basketball in the virtual realm after completing a five-game sweep of Indonesia in the FIBA esports Open 2020 on Sunday night.

Even on the last and final game, the Filipinos were merciless as they devastated Indonesia, 71-35, with Custer “Aguila” Galas leading the way.

“SBP is very proud of you all. Keep on playing and improving for future FIBA esports tournaments. Remain humble but hungry,” he added.

The Philippines fired a warning shot with a 56-29 and a 64-30 results in their first two games, with Aljon “Shintarou” Cruzin anchoring their charge.

Their dominance continued on Day 2, as Rial Polog steered the team to a pair of 66-34 and 79-44 routs.

Aside from the Philippines, Australia, Argentina, Italy, and Saudi Arabia also topped their respective conferences at the end of the three-day tournament.

The entire FIBA esports Open 2020 series was produced from the FIBA esports Studio in Riga, Latvia. Each team was composed of up to seven players, and was played remotely using NBA 2K’s Pro-Am mode.