Kings of the Court|STR8 Q2 INVITATIONAL 2019 - League Offerings

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By Kings of the Court|STR8 - Published April 29, 2019


In what is believed to be the first, all games shall have video highlights, that will be broadcasted on SKY Cable Locale Channel 77 (taped). We believe that by providing a legitimate avenue to maximize the digital mileage of each game, we are one step towards giving the best and professional experience to our casual and recreational players. Now, players, supporters, and their loved ones can now watch the games in front of the TV screen

To get to know more about the league offerings and its history, here are some things that you need to know about the tournaments bound to open in two week's time:  




Tournament: Inter-Real Estate Invitational League

Description: Open to all real estate companies and/or businesses based in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Players must be a certified employee of the same real estate company and/or business to be eligible to play.

Defending Champion: ALVEO SALES - Alpha Seals

Runner-up: Shang Properties Inc. 

Season Most Valuable Player: Mr. Jhester Rosales (SMDC)

The inaugural season of the Inter Real Estate Invitational League kicked-off last October 2018. The first installment of the tournament featured six(6) teams namely - Shang Properties Inc., SMDC, DMCI Homes, PrimeHomes Real Estate, Double Dragon Properties, and the inaugural champions, team Alveo Sales. Jhester Rosales cruised his way to the top of all individual performers, to bag the Season Most Valuable Player honors, while representing SMDC's tri-colors. A classic finale saw Alveo Sales outlasting the heavily favored Shang Properties Inc. in a grueling winner-takes-all finals, and seal the sweet title-clinching victory. 
 


Tournament: Corporate Invitational

Description: Open to all companies and/or businesses based in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Players must be a certified employee of the same company and/or business to be eligible to play.

Teams will be classified into three (3) classifications (Corporate Recreational,Corporate Intermediate, Corporate Competitive) based on the team’s overall strength, height, age, and its players’ high school, collegiate, commercial, and semi-professional basketball experience, if applicable.

Defending Champion: IBM (Corporate Recreational), Southern Cross (Corporate Intermediate), and Exile (Corporate Competitive)

Runner-up: Learn to Trade (Corporate Recreational), Factset (Corporate Intermediate), and Armco Helthcare (Corporate Competitive)

Season Most Valuable Player: Meralco Energy's Marco Paulo Balinang (Corporate Recreational), Southern Cross' Jheyar Marcelo (Corporate Intermediate), and Exile's Jay Arcusa (Corporate Competitive)

For the first time ever, teams were classified according to their level of competition, in order to ensure balance in the tournament. 

IBM came out victorious after a tough challenge from Learn to Trade, to bag the Corp Recreational title. Season MVP Jheyar Marcelo led Southern Cross past their perennial foe, Factset, bringing home the Corp Intermediate title. Season MVP Jay Arcusa's unstoppable ramp could not be contained even in the grandest stage. This spectacular individual led his stacked squad to the Corp Competitive title.  
 


Tournament: McKinley Hill Invitational

Description: Open to all companies and/or businesses based in Mckinley Hill, Taguig City. Players must be a certified employee of that Mckinley Hill Company and/or business to be eligible to play.

Defending Champion: Southern Cross

Runner-up: Factset

Season Most Valuable Player: Jheyar Marcelo (Southern Cross)

The rich history of Kings of the Court|STR8's storied community league dates back to the birth of the mother of all Corporate league they have organized in 2014. The latest installment of the league back in 2017, saw and underdog in team Southern Cross slay two of the tournament's perennial teams in Wells Fargo and Factset. Season MVP Jheyar Marcelo led the undermanned squad to an unprecedented run to the MHI title; making their mark as the first ever 4th seed to win the championship.

 

Tournament: Inter Pick-Up League

Description: Open to all companies and/or pick-up game groups. To be eligible to play, a Kings of the Court STR8 staff shall be invited to play with the group at least two (2) regular schedules, to be able to see the players play, and classify accordingly.

Teams will be classified into two (2) divisions (Inter-Pick-Up League Recreational and Inter-Pick-Up League Competitive) based on the team’s overall strength, height, age, and its players’ high school, collegiate, commercial, and semi-professional basketball experience, if applicable.

Defending Champion: Don Bosco Makati- Finman Sundays

Runner-up: LSBC- Lumbayao Saturdays

Season Most Valuable Player: JC Ibanez (M2K-CSA Saturdays)

 

From the street, to the hardwood, pick-up games built strong competitors as their regular routine of playing ball molded their skills from scratch to scintillating moves on the court. The tough mentality that came from that "no blood, no foul" scrimmage, enabled the warriors of each 'home' court to bring their wares in the grandest stage of all pick-up game groups.

Paving the way for where Kings of the Court|STR8 stands today, the much awaited return of the Inter Pick-Up League back in 2018, also saw the return of the notable names from the league's birth year back in 2014.  School spirit outlasted baller brotherhood, as DBTI-Finman Sundays cruised past LSBC-Lumbayao Saturdays, to claim the Inter Pick-Up title. 



With a good lineup of leagues set to open this May 2019, all weekend ballers' needs are here.


Organized by KOTC Sports Organizing Services, Inc. (Kings of the Court), the league will experience a full organizational, technical, TV, and social media experience, not to mention having complete statistics uploaded in the league website. 

Having the biggest social media following of more than 100,000 followers in Facebook and more than 9,000 followers in Instagram, plus a legitimate accreditation by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), the league is an ideal venue to get the desired mileage and coverage for your team, the company/business that you represent, and your sponsors if any.