This year's All Star Games, held August 25 at the Araneta Coliseum, was an action-packed event between six competing teams composed of not just Star Magic artists but "It's Showtime" hosts as well.
Hosts Eric Nicholas and DJ Jhaiho started off the afternoon with some games before the Star Magic Dribblers group, led by Team Jerome Ponce and Team Elmo Magalona, played against each other. Jerome's Team Red bested Elmo's Team Blue with a 46-42 lead.
The ladies Star Magic Spikers volleyball game came next with Kim Chiu and Julia Barretto leading their respective teams which included two UAAP athletes each. Julia draw first blood with her "buwis buhay" moves which ultimately led to her team taking the first set.
Kim's team dominated the second set with an impressive nine-point streak from Daniel Padilla's cousin Analain Lim. In the last set, Kim's team continued their dominance with the deciding final set ending in their favor 24-21.
This year, Gerald Anderson led the Star Magic Warriors team against Team Vice Ganda which was composed of his fellow "Showtime" co-hosts and Hashtag members.
It was a neck to neck battle ending in a minor injury for Zanjoe Marudo who bowed out of the game after the second half. Both teams were tied at 64 at the end of the fourth quarter and they rallied to score all the way to the last minute which resulted in double overtime. Team captain Gerald got disqualified at the end of the first overtime after incurring his sixth personal
foul in the game.
Ion Perez of Team Vice impressed the audience with his speed and shooting accuracy while Daniel Padilla of Team Warriors delighted the audience with his slew of three point throws and consistent free throws which gave Star Magic a comfortable lead in the last two minutes of the game which ended at 118-109.