PH Esports personalities wade into election battle. Their choice?

PH Esports personalities wade into election battle. Their choice?
Publish Date 06 May 2022
Author CARLOS PINEDA
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AS the elections draws near, PH esports personalities went all out to express their support to Leni Robredo and Kiko Pangilinan. A long Twitter thread revealed the organizations and personalities backing Leni's campaign.

A thread: Esports personalities/Organizations vocally supporting VP Leni πŸŽ€ https://t.co/dd89FjJTGV

— JRed 10-RobredoforPres 7-PangilinanforVP (@JRed1994) February 9, 2022

As for organizations, both Oasis Gaming and Tyrant Esports have openly backed Leni. Oasis Gaming has been a pillar in the Philippine VALORANT scene, representing the Philippines in VCT SEA Challengers back in 2021.

Only 30 days left to go, no time to waste. Vote wisely! #Halalan2022 pic.twitter.com/fZk7HTx7Wv

— OASIS (@OasisGaming_GG) April 10, 2022

Meanwhile, Tyrant Esports, one of the most prominent Call of Duty: Mobile organizations in the country posted a photo on Facebook with #KulayRosasAngBukas.

MLBB personalities represent

In the Mobile Legends scene, professional players and coaches like Allen Jedric "Baloyskie" Baloy and John Michael "Zico" Dizon revealed their intentions of supporting Leni. The latter even painstakingly explained his choice to a troll, saying, "I stand on what is right and I stand as an individual using my platform."

He even asked the community to likewise support the likes of Kiko Pangilinan and Chel Diokno.

🌸 pic.twitter.com/7jc471pRtK

— Baloyskie (@Ajbaloy) May 4, 2022

GAMERS FOR LENI pic.twitter.com/zBx9IwcjNX

— Zico | #LeniKiko22 πŸŽ€ (@zicoofficial_) May 3, 2022 

I don't wanna argue. I stand on what is right and I stand as an individual using my platform. But "we're trying to establish a healthy gaming community" who are u anyway. Gaming industry's never been healthy, iykyk https://t.co/zfxWnHwmYW

— Zico | #LeniKiko22 πŸŽ€ (@zicoofficial_) May 4, 2022

Other notable players including Onic PH's Mark "Markyyyyy" Capacio, Nowee "Ryota" Cabailo, Karl Mico "Micophobia" Tarala, and Jaylord "Hatred" Gonzales. Even Blacklist International's Kiel "Oheb" Soriano and Howard "Owl" Gonzales opted to support Leni by showing her signature hand gesture.

Ayan po, Ate! Hehe pic.twitter.com/nzHdUqpTv7

— james || kulay rosas ang bukas 🌸🌷 (@ohadjied) May 4, 2022

Then there's Nexplay EVOS' John Paul "H2wo" Salonga with a Leni armband.

Besides the players and coaches, MPL personalities have also been vocal about their support for Leni. Theo "Uomi" Ignacio, vented on Twitter revealing Leni's platforms, while esports manager Baby Ignacio became emotional upon learning the support that Leni received.

Can't speak for my orgs, fellows, etc.

Personally, I am for Leni 🌸 If you're not, it's ok with me. All our voices count equally.

Ang sa akin lang, importante na gusto ng presidente na may tiwala at malasakit ang gobyerno sa mga workers at small businesses. pic.twitter.com/cmZreH3V2L

— UOMI @ SEA GAMES & CQ2022 (@uomiph) April 25, 2022

GRABE! NAKAKAIYAK YUNG MGA BRANDS, COMPANIES, CELEBRITIES AT VOLUNTEERS NA HINDI NAMAN BINAYARAN PARA IKAMPANYA SI LENI. TAGOS SA PUSO TALAGA SIYA. HINDI SIYA POLITICIAN, PUBLIC SERVANT TALAGA. PARA SA PILIPINAS AT MGA PILIPINO! πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ #AngatBuhayLahat

— Baby Ignacio (@babyignacio69) February 8, 2022

Beyond the Land of Dawn

Outside the Land of Dawn, there have also been personalities who have revealed their support of Leni's presidency.

PH Wild Rift icons namely Mika Fabella and Gia "Jeeya" Llanes have been very vocal about their support.

#AngatBuhayLahat #LeniRobredo2022 #KulayRosasAngBukas pic.twitter.com/YAjQxHs7Fz

— MikaFabs πŸ’• #LetLeniLead (@mikafabs) February 8, 2022

Even streaming icon and Pacquiao.gg ambassador, Een Mercado hinted their choices on Twitter, showing pink emojis. She was even acknowledged by fellow kakampinks, Em "Kaisaya" Dangla and Dani Rogacion.

πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ·πŸŽ€

— Een Mercado | YGG (@eenmercado) May 4, 2022

And besides Oasis Gaming, PH VALORANT shoutcaster, Reycelle "Reyrey" Claravall hinted her intent to vote for Leni. A community member even joked about planting a spike in Malacanang.

🌸🌺🌷 This May 9.

— KDM Reyrey (@reyrey_uwu) May 3, 2022

Lods Si LenLen ang spike, iplant na natin sa Malacanang

— JRed 10-RobredoforPres 7-PangilinanforVP (@JRed1994) May 4, 2022
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