Local gaming outfit Liyab Esports has announced a new League of Legends: Wild Rift roster for the 2022 calendar year. Effective immediately, they will represent the squad in all official Riot Games tournaments set to begin next month.
The decision comes after a rigorous three-week, invite-only tryout that also included players from both LoL: Wild Rift and LoL PC teams of Liyab. Participants underwent private and competitive scrimmages. The team also used the opportunity to fill in its vacant head coach position.
Liyab’s new LoL: Wild Rift team is now composed of five former members of its PC group that represented them in the 2021 Pacific Championship Series:
- Jay “Speltz” Tabarangao
- Edrian “Doedoii” Brancia
- Jhon Mike “Xyliath” Tungol
- Ren “Kanji” Motomitsu
- Coach Gerald Gianne “Tgee” Gelacio
Also joining the family are two new figures with significant mobile gaming experience: Gabriel Sebastian “Sho” Umali and Klyde Perfection “Klyde” Abello.
Sho was formerly with the Fennel Adversity team that represented the Philippines in the 2021 LoL: Wild Rift Southeast Asia Championship; while Klyde transfers from Oasis Gaming and was a member of Team Philippines in Hyperplay 2018, the first LoL competition with full ASEAN representation.
With new faces and veteran leadership onboard, the refreshed Liyab Esports group will now look to build off its success last year where it placed in the Top 3 of the LoL: Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series PH – Summer Season 2021.
Liyab Esports is powered by leading telecommunications provider Globe Telecom and premier esports and gaming organization Mineski Global.