TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Two tournament veterans faced the finals of the first Kalinga Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Battle in Tabuk City in line with the Matagoan Festival, sponsored by TM and Globe.
Sixteen teams rallied to the finals, and We the North of Bulanao pocketed the championship by two points over Team Pungek of Dagupan courtesy of MVP Zaire Aggarao’s stealthy wipeout in Game 2.
Pungek’s counterattack had little chance in the thrilling best-of-three match, which WTN won 2-0. Said, Jovenal Galano Jr, Team WTN, “Mayat ti laban, nag-enjoy kami, very challenging dagiyay nakalaban mi.”
Players Zaire Aggarao, Jovenal Galano Jr, Gavino Daguitan, Sean Luyaben, Hadji, and Karl Damasco used the heroes Ling, Thamuz, Irithel, Xavier, and Atlas from the Land of Dawn to win the last match.
When asked if they have plans to join again, “depende ti schedule, syempre first latta ti panag-iskwela mi,” they said.
The two teams received P5000.00 worth of Globe Products and the champions took home a P5000.00 cash prize.
In August, TM aims to collaborate with the city government once more on a larger and better platform in support of the “Linggo ng Kabataan.”
“Ang dami palang ML Players dito na mga ka-TM,” said Globe & TM Territory Head Julius Catulin in reference to the doubled number of registrants required.
Meanwhile, there is only one entry for the ML Cosplay Contest. She creatively impersonated the hero Rafaela and bagged P5,000.00 as a reward. By Rio Dongcayan Bassong