SIBOL and Bren Esports coach Francis “Ducky” Glindro reflected on how prepared his squad is for the upcoming tournaments, especially the 2023 South East Asia (SEA) Games. The squad’s esports journey this season is packed with multiple Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) tournaments which may put their mental fortitude to the test. According to Coach Duvkeyyy, the SIBOL squad won’t be focusing too much on the enemy but rather, on themselves as a team. This allows them to not give in to pressure but still maintain their goal of winning a Gold Medal in the .
The 2023 SEA Games is a biannual event that features competitions for both traditional sports and esports titles to determine which is the strongest region in all of Southeast Asia.
How prepared is the SIBOL squad for its 2023 MLBB esports campaign?
Bren Esports has a lot in its hands as a contender while also preparing for both the 2023 SEA Games MLBB Men’s tournament and the International Esports Federation (IESF) MLBB.
Through a media conference, Duckeyyy revealed how the team copes with the pressure of having to prepare for multiple tournaments in just a short amount of time.
“We take it just one day at a time, if we succumb to pressure or if we give up to pressure due to a lot of tournaments to prepare, it’s going to be a long year for us. We just take it one day at a time, we don’t focus only on the enemy teams,” explained Duckeyyy
He further elaborated that focusing on the team’s improvement is their top priority and they aim for a Gold Medal finish in the upcoming tournament.
“We just focus on ourselves, how we master the game, how we improve ourselves on a daily basis, so we set goals on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. But we still have our eyes on the higher prize, which is of course the gold for the SEA Games and qualifying for the regionals for IESF.” The SIBOL coach said.
According to coach Duckeyyy, the upcoming MPL PH Season 11 playoffs shall be a training ground for the SIBOL squad to test their capabilities in the upcoming international events.
“Yes, this is going to be our training ground. Currently, we’re training for the MPL Playoffs, as well as the SEA Games, and IESF, so it’s quite hectic for us at this point. So the preparation though, not so much because we’re hitting three birds with one stone,” he explained.
The MPL PH Season 11 playoffs is set to kick off on 4th May. Shortly after the seasonal league, the 2023 SEA Games MLBB tournament shall kick off with the followed by the Men’s tournament.