Arellano, Enderun make VIVO HoopBattle finals

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Members of Team Enderun pose after placing second in the final elims leg of the VIVO Hoop Battle Championship Philippines at Fairview Terraces. With them are event hosts Andrei Felix and Sydney Crespo.
Members of Team Enderun pose after placing second in the final elims leg of the VIVO Hoop Battle Championship Philippines at Fairview Terraces. With them are event hosts Andrei Felix and Sydney Crespo.

Team Arellano and Team Enderun bested 10 other rivals to clinch the last two berths in the VIVO HoopBattle Championship Philippines Finals set at Market! Market! in Taguig tomorrow (Sunday).

Arellano edged Enderun for top honors in the final elims leg at Fairview Terraces in Novaliches, QC last week with the two teams joining the six other squads, which topped their respective sides of the four-leg eliminations held at various Ayala Malls in Metro Manila, in the Phl finals expected to draw a huge crowd tomorrow.

Arellano and Enderun foiled Tune Squad, Herons, MCM, Triple B’s, EAC Pride, Twice, New Kicks Ballhandlers, EUDEX, Team Regal and D&B Titans to gain a crack at the Phl leg crown of the pioneering event, an annual 3×3 basketball tournament held in some districts in China and other Asian countries. The Phl leg is presented by AyalaMalls Synergies, Inc. and Vivo.

The other finalists are Team Ballers and Metro Star Realty, which topped the first Phl leg at Glorietta; F4 and BS Susim Shipping teams, which ruled the second stop at TriNoma; and Team Just Coco and Team Core, which reigned at South Park.

Organizers expect a spirited battle in the finals starting at 1 p.m. to be graced by a team from China with the top two squads joining the other top finishers in other Asian tournaments in the grand championship slated in October in Suzhou, China.

The top finishers in the Phl leg will also receive P200,000 and P100,000, respectively, while the top three teams in the grand finals in China will get P3 million, P900,000 and P600,000, respectively.

The event is sponsored by Vivo, the leading global smartphone brand endorsed by NBA superstar Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, and backed by Capdase. For details and updates, follow the official Facebook page at https:www.facebook.com/VHBCP/.

In the finals, Vivo will also get the spectators involved at the 3?3 Hoop Battle court by handpicking three players from the audience to show off their layup, free throw and 3-point shooting skills. The fastest player to perfectly complete these shots received premium prizes from smartphone brand.

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