With two titles under its belt, Lyceum of the Philippines University has shown the blueprint for a successful Esports team in the Collegiate Center for Esports (CCE): Mobile Legends Bang Bang competition so far – and it’s not the mere brilliance within the game and the Land of Dawn alone.
For the Pirates, there’s more to it than just showcasing harmony and excellence in the battlefield as they credited the relentless training at the school as the key to CCE glory for two seasons and counting.
“Well, the formula is the (preparation). If you actually look at the team, isa lang ‘yung nabawas pero pareho ‘yung quality. They have an Esports club and it’s getting bigger and bigger,” said Pirates athletic director Herc Callanta.
“That’s good because members of the clubs exactly enrich the culture inside with regular competitions. The formula is to get the club bigger and try to get as many players in every Esport, in every event that is needed. That’s what gives you an enriched Esports program.”
Apart from continuous training and competitions in virtual arenas, the Pirates actually participate in physical preparations offered by the university itself in a ‘holistic’ approach to the booming Esports discipline.
“Ang maganda rin sa program ng LPU. They’re always asking what can be enhanced in terms of players’ abilities and competitiveness by way of also physical training. Kasama na lahat. It’s a holistic program,” added Callanta.
“I’m very happy that the school and the college are very recipient and supportive in terms of having LPU involved in Esports. They see the value of it.”
But with a successful program, Lyceum is not about to stop, aiming for a three-peat come Season 3.
“The program is very agile. The changes come as needed. It’s very versatile. I’m very happy and I will endorse the program to everyone who wants to be in Esports.”
—JMB, GMA Integrated News
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