For this year’s COA ROV sportsfest, traditional sports are out and online gaming is in, especially under the COVID-19 pandemic setting where restrictions on certain physical activities are imposed. Thus, COA ROV conducted its first inter-province online gaming tournament featuring the highly addictive multi-player battle arena games, Mobile Legends (ML) Bang Bang. Developed and published by Moonton, the game has become a craze in Southeast Asia and was among the games chosen for the first medal event sports competition at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines.
The game was played through single elimination and each team, representing the six (6) provinces and the Regional Office, was composed of five players. Team Camarines Norte was designated as the bye for all the three online games.
The first game was between the Regional Office and Masbate where Masbate emerged as the winner. It was followed by Team Albay vs. Team Camarines Sur and Team Sorsogon vs. Team Catanduanes where Team Albay and Sorsogon were declared as winners, respectively.
For the second round of elimination, Team Masbate swept out Team Camarines Norte and got the spot for the final round. The game intensified during the battle between Team Albay and Team Sorsogon where Team Sorsogon moved to the final round with a score of 2-1.
The top team will take home P5,000 cash prize, while second and third placers will receive P3,000 and P2,000 cash prizes, respectively. Aside from cash prizes, medals will be given to all members of the team who qualify to the Championship Round.