first_imgIn the first game of the BPO Classics double-header, the Recreational Division SYKES team built an early lead with its scoring efficiency and rebounding prowess. IQVIA rallied to close the gap but fell short to the two-time champions who secured another title with a decisive 73-67 win.In the second match, SYKES faced the number 2 seed Sitel and trailed for most of the game. A late rally and crucial defensive stops in the last 2 minutes gave SYKES the edge and the team delivered a thrilling upset win to claim its first Recreational Plus Division title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSYKES’ Michael Mostrales and Renan de Leon received the Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards for the Recreational and Recreational Plus divisions respectively. Meanwhile, SYKES’ Jerson Moriska (Recreational) and Noel Rivera (Recreational Plus) were named Best Players of the championship games.In Cebu, the SYKES Pioneers team had to force a do-or-die game in their best-of-three series versus Accenture to have one more shot at the title in the Elite Classic Division. NLEX taps Tony Mitchell as import for PBA Commissioner’s Cup With the game locked at 65 apiece and only 1:13 left in the clock, SYKES relied on its stars to counter top-seeded Accenture’s late offensive push and finally end the Pioneers’ 14-year title drought. Finals MVP Victor Manuel Rabat, Jan Michael Auditor and Earldred Cesar Montilla combined for 61 of SYKES’ 70 points.Auditor, who finished as the season’s top scorer, also bagged both the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards, becoming only the third player to do so in league history. SYKES’ strong showing in the Inter-BPO tournaments was no accident. The company has been known for its “Work. Learn. Grow” mantra which extends outside the office.Lia Lynn Marcos, SYKES Senior Director for Human Resources in the Asia Pacific, shares SYKES’ formula for success, “We encourage our employees to pursue their passions even while working because we believe in the importance of work-life integration. Through their exposure to external competitions they learn to develop physical and interpersonal skills that would help them grow personally and professionally.” To know more about SYKES and its employee programs, visit www.sykes.com/philippines or follow @SYKESPHofficial on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.ADVERTISEMENT SYKES celebrates its first title in the BPO Classics Recreational Plus DivisionThe SYKES Pioneers ends its title drought at the CSCC E-Leagues’ Elite Classic DivisionSYKES bags its third Recreational Division Championship in the BPO Classics TournamentADVTSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Palace to push on with efforts to review K-12 PLAY LIST 00:37Palace to push on with efforts to review K-1200:50Trending Articles01:14Palace: No mass transport crisis yet in Metro Manila02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SYKES reigned supreme in the Recreational and Recreational Plus divisions of the Men’s Basketball Tournament in the recently concluded BPO Classics Conference held recently at the Phenom Sports Center in Makati City while the SYKES Cebu Pioneers also clinched the title in the City Sports Club-Cebu’s (CSCC) E-League Basketball Tournament at the CSCC Gym.SYKES’ Recreational Division team was a heavy favorite entering the finals after they swept the elimination round. Meanwhile, the Recreational Plus Division SYKES team finished fourth in the elimination round but stunned everyone when they defeated top-seeded Wells Fargo in the semis. ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img


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