NUV LORDS made history last February 20, 2021, as they defeated Sinigang ReMix, 2-0, in the championship round of the first League of Legends esports tournament for senior high school that was streamed via Blue & Gold.

Before reaching the championship, the team won against Jeepney Surfers, 1-0, in the opening game last February 19 and against Wonderpets, 1-0, in the semi-finals on the following day.

When asked by a caster during the tournament, Patrick Legaspi, team captain of NUV LORDS, said that they were confident coming into the finals.

“We were feeling very confident coming into the finals, actually. We were prepared, and [I am] proud of my team for playing well and doing a great job,” Patrick replied.

NUV LORDS consisted of team captain Patrick Legaspi (Po the Panda,) Damien Santos (NUV Mandarin,) Dylan Martizano (shawn michaels), Ranz Gaupo (Vexor,) and Kylle Bangalan (NUV Apoio,) who showed dominance that led to wins during the two-day tournament.

Meanwhile, tournament MVP Damien Santos, who outplayed the opponents into the first-ever pentakill of the tournament, said that he was nervous at first.

“Unexpected talaga, sa totoo lang. Noong una, kabado talaga ako [dahil] first tournament ng Marist at [dahil sa] mga kalaban,”  Santos shared. 

“Gusto ko lang pasalamatan [‘yung] team ko at lahat ng teams na nagcompete sa buong tournament. Congrats at nakapag-participate tayo!” added the Grade 11 student. Jose Rafael Palomares

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