Vietnamese streamers are winners of League of Legends: Wild Rift SEA Pentaboom Showdown. Photo courtesy of League of Legends.
Volley, a Vietnamese five-streamer team, won the charity esport tournament League of Legends: Wild Rift SEA Pentaboom Showdown.
Forty contestants from eight teams from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam took part in the event.
Five streamers and online personalities, ADN Dang YM, Be Chanh Gaming, Milona, Misthy and Msuong, emerged victorious against Indonesian team Inspire who came in second.
Volley dominated the grand finals last Sunday, winning 3-0 in the best-of-five round-robin format to become the winners of Wild Rift SEA Pentaboom Showdown.
Streamer Be Chanh even earned the most valuable player (MVP) title in the final match for his record 10 kills and no deaths.
Malaysia’s Mystic team finished third after beating Myanmar’s Martial team, whom the Vietnamese team trumped during the semi-finals with 16 kills against their opponents nine kills.
The tournament will donate $60,000 to various charities to promote literacy and education of children and those with special needs from less privileged backgrounds.
League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game launched in 2009. Players control a ‘champion’ with special abilities and battle a team of other players or AI-controlled champions in a pre-defined arena. The goal is to destroy the other team’s ‘nexus’, located at the heart of the base and protected by defensive structures.