SEA Games Esports Day 3: Singapore beat Malaysia to take home men's Wild Rift bronze

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Singapore's men's Wild Rift team at the SEA Games. (Photo: SGEA Facebook)
Singapore's men's Wild Rift team at the SEA Games. (Photo: SGEA Facebook)

The third day of the 2022 Hanoi Southeast Asian Games esports event on Sunday (15 May) saw the first three gold medals handed out.

Host country Vietnam took the gold for Men's League of Legends: Wild Rift, while Indonesia won Free Fire and Thailand emerged victorious in FIFA Online 4.

Men’s League of Legends: Wild Rift

The day started with the semi-finals, where the four leading teams from the group stages battled it out in the playoff semifinals.

Thailand dominated Singapore, 3-1, while Vietnam swept Malaysia, 3-0

From there, Vietnam made short work of Thailand in another 3-0 sweep in order to win the gold medal for Men's Wild Rift.

Meanwhile, the losing teams of the semifinals battled it out in the bronze medal match, where Singapore emerged as the victor against Malaysia in a 3-0 sweep.

Vietnam's Men's League of Legends: Wild Rift team stand for their national anthem after winning the gold medal. (Screenshot courtesy of official 31st SEA Games Youtube channel)
Vietnam's Men's League of Legends: Wild Rift team stand for their national anthem after winning the gold medal. (Screenshot courtesy of official 31st SEA Games Youtube channel)

Men’s League of Legends: Wild Rift final Standings:

  1. Vietnam (gold)

  2. Thailand (silver)

  3. Singapore (bronze)

  4. Malaysia

  5. Myanmar

  6. Philippines

  7. Laos (disqualified)

Free Fire

Sunday's next event saw Free Fire move into the second day of its Final Stage, where a total of 12 teams (two squads each from six of the participating nations) battled it out in seven matches.

The Indonesian Free Fire squads continued their dominant streaks from day one to bag the gold and silver medals.

Indonesia 1 took the gold medal with a total of 236 points and 123 kills while Indonesia 2 claimed silver with a total of 198 points and 108 kills. Finally, Thailand 2 finished in third place with 184 points and 78 kills.

Free Fire final standings:

  1. Indonesia 1 – 236 (gold)

  2. Indonesia 2 – 198 (silver)

  3. Thailand 2 – 184 (bronze)

  4. Thailand 1 – 182

  5. Vietnam 2 – 138

  6. Vietnam 1 – 119

  7. Malaysia 2 – 107

  8. Malaysia 1 – 104

  9. Philippines 2 – 99

  10. Philippines 1 – 79

FIFA Online 4

Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore advanced to the playoffs of FIFA Online 4 after strong performances in the group stage.

As the top seeds of their respective groups, Vietnam and Thailand faced off in the upper bracket finals. Meanwhile, Malaysia and Singapore started in the first round of the lower bracket.

Thailand outlasted Vietnam, 3-2, to secure the first spot in the grand finals and knock their opponents down to the lower bracket finals.

Malaysia knocked out Singapore in another 3-2 series to advance to the lower bracket finals. However, Vietnam swept Malaysia 3-0 to earn a rematch with Thailand for the gold medal.

In a repeat of their previous meeting, Thailand once again outlasted Vietnam in a 3-2 thriller to take the gold medal for FIFA Online 4.

FIFA Online 4 final standings:

  1. Thailand (gold)

  2. Vietnam (silver)

  3. Malaysia (bronze)

  4. Singapore

  5. Philippines

  6. Indonesia

Esports Medal tally

Thailand leads the Hanoi Southeast Asian Games esports event with three medals; one gold, one silver, and one bronze. Indonesia and Vietnam sit in second place with two medals apiece, both having one gold and one silver. Malaysia and Singapore are tied in third with one bronze medal each.

Meanwhile, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Laos remain without a medal in the esports event.

  1. Thailand - 3 (1g, 1s, 1b)

  2. Indonesia - 2 (1g, 1s)

  3. Vietnam - 2 (1g, 1s)

  4. Malaysia - 1 (1b)

  5. Singapore - 1 (1b)

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