Category

eSports

Category

In case you missed it, Mineski Philippines has announced that it will be in charge of bringing the Valorant and League of Legends: Wild Rift tournaments in the Philippines under its exclusive partnership with Riot Games Southeast Asia. “We are thrilled to introduce even more exciting competitive experiences for players across the Philippines alongside our partner, Mineski. Mineski’s network and expertise have enabled us to bring our esports vision to life, and we look forward to creating a memorable series of tournaments for fans of VALORANT and League of Legends: Wild Rift,” said Chris Tran, Head of Esports for Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Mineski will operate the official national tournaments through the Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL). These will qualify the best teams to represent the country in Southeast Asian tournaments and maybe, hopefully, the world championship. The League of Legends Wild Rift tournament will adopt a point…

Riot Games Southeast Asia has launched the League of Legends: Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series: Preseason, a five weekend-long regional tournament for League of Legends: Wild Rift. The Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series: Preseason will kick off on Februrary 26 with three-day long weekend tournaments in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam. With the schedule as follows: Vietnam (VNG) – February 26-28Malaysia (ESL) – March 6-7Taiwan (Cyber Games Arena) – March 11-14Thailand (ESL) – March 13-14The Philippines (PPGL) – March 20-21Indonesia (One Up) – March 19-21Singapore (Eliphant) – March 26-28 The tournament circuits will showcase the skill of Wild Rift players and teams across the region. Teams will be competing for the title of local champion. The League of Legends: Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Preseason will also feature appearances from season players and teams. Here are some of the teams confirmed to make an…

The Valorant Challengers Philippines Stage 01 Week 01 is set to conclude, with the main weekend taking place from February 5-7, 2021 and has a total prize pool of PHP 375,000 for the teams. The event features six weeks of open qualifiers and elimination brackets, and for week 01, only eight teams remain to tough it out on the Playoffs. In the Playoffs, the eight teams will battle it out in single elimination best-of-three quarterfinals and semifinals and close out the week with a best-of-five in the finals. The top four teams from Week 01 lock-in their spot in the Playoffs of Week 02 and get closer to the Valorant Masters stage. In addition to securing their Week 02 spot, the top four teams take home a piece of the prize pool as follows: 1st place – PHP 20,0002nd place – PHP 10,0003rd place – PHP 2,5004th place – PHP…

Mineski Philippines has just launched the second leg of regional qualifiers for the National Interschool Cyber League (NICL), this time around showcasing Dota 2 following a feature on Valorant. The next leg of NICL regional qualifiers is open to teams consisting of senior high school and college students aged 16-22. NICL is the banner program under Mineski Philippines’ Youth Esports Program (YEP), formed in partnership with the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) to support the grassroots development of esports Filipino students. “Over the years, gaming in the Philippines has evolved from its rep of casual hobby and is now being recognized worldwide as a legitimate sport. YEP, through NICL, strives to continuously redefine esports for students and schools and work with them to incorporate esports into their varsity programs,” shared YEP Program Director Marlon Marcelo. Top four teams in the regional qualifiers will on to the regional finals where the…

Ubisoft has just announced that the Road to Six Invitational in-game event is returning to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege which runs every Thursday to Monday until February 22. In addition, the Battle Pass is also available which contributes to the Six Invitational 2021 prize pool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOZlsRuMR5U&feature=youtu.be The Stadium map is also back which combines elements of Border and Coastline maps. All Operators will be unlocked in a three-minute, three-round, unranked Plant Bomb, with Pick and Ban mode. Captains – Mira, Capitão, Ash, and Vigil – and their teams will also get outfits from the Battle Pass themed content. The Battle Pass is available until February 22 with one Free Track and one Premium track for 1200 R6 Credits. The Battle Pass includes 100 tiers and 135 rewards to earn before February 22. 30% of the revenue from the Battle Pass will support the Six Invitational 2021 prize pool, up…

League of Legends Esports (LOL Esports) announced that the 11th League of Legends World Championships (Worlds 2021) will be returning to China. This time, the annual international tournament will go back to the multi-city format with the Finals being held in Shenzhen, China. The road to Worlds 2021 has begun with the start of Season 11 where more than a 100 teams in a dozen regions begin their journey to represent their region at the international tournament. Worlds 2020 took everyone by surprise by featuring the world’s most advanced mixed reality stage and it’ll be nice to see how they can top that one for next year. “After a year full of unexpected challenges, amazing competition, and major milestones for our sport, we’re looking forward to a season that should be even more thrilling. It’s only fitting that we return to China, home to our biggest league and tens of…

Riot Games has already kicked off the 11th season of League of Legends esports and it has announced that 2021 will be the year for League of Legends: Wild Rift esports. “Like League PC, League of Legends: Wild Rift is wildly competitive, with the depth, complexity, and high stakes moments that make for a great sport,”John Needham, Head of Global Esports at Riot Games “While we continue to oversee a rollout of Wild Rift via Open Beta in numerous countries, we’re ready to establish a framework for players to compete at the highest level,” says Needham. “This will be the year we will experiment and learn, setting the foundations for the long-term success of the sport. You will see our first competitions come to life later in 2021.” Riot looks to take the initial steps to build the Wild Rift Esports ecosystem across the globe. Some of these are already…

PlayPark Inc. has just announced MU Lords, the first international esports tournament event for MU. The tournament will include players from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. “This is the first time an international esports event will happen to MU. This is a big part of MU’s history, because we are finally able to tell the stories of our top players to a bigger audience. We have been coordinating with other participating countries to make sure the first-ever MU Lords is going to be an exciting experience for the whole community,” shared Dan Imperial, Product Manager for PlayPark MU. MU Lords qualifier start today and includes four categories for players with different character levels. Over PHP 300,000 worth of cash and in-game items are at stake for the inaugural MU Lords champion which will take place at PlayPark AllStar 2020 Championship in the first quarter of 2021. All matches…

Riot Games Southeast Asia has announced the League of Legends: Wild Rift Pentaboom Southeast Asia showdown which will happen on December 12-13 at 12 PM (Philippine Time). The showdown match will feature eight teams of five prominent content creators and personalities from Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Chea Gaming, Henaa Gaming, Prom Official ML, and T26.haha from CambodiaCindy Gullla, Dylan PROS, GOGOGOY, Jess No Limit, and VY Gaming from IndonesiaFredo Sameon, Harris Annuar, Ismail Izzani, Soloz, and XK Penjahat from MalaysiaAce Gaming, GuGu, I C E I C E, Original Matt Channel, and NX Live from MyanmarAlodia Gosiengfiao, Ashley Gosiengfiao, Dexie Diaz, James Reid, and Megan Young from the PhilippinesDanial Ron (TITAN GAMERS), Nathan Hartono, Ryan Tan (Night Owl Cinematics), Sezairi, and Vincent Sin (TITAN GAMERS) from SingaporeDx Channel, Frozenkiss, JAI RAW, and May Pitchanart from Thailand. A final participant will be announced in December!ADN…

Worlds 2020 leave you wanting more League of Legends action? Riot Games has just the thing as the 2020 League of Legends All-Star Event will take place from December 18-20. Unlike Worlds, the event will take place online, due to the pandemic ongoing in the world. The annual All-Star event is the culmination of the League of Legends esports year and a celebration of the personalities in League of Legends. Being an online event, the pros and influencers will be playing from their home or regional studio. It also brings a new format which is divided into two stages: Underdog Uprising, and Superstar Showdown. Underdog Uprising Underdog Uprising will take place on December 18 where there will be head-to-head matches between neighboring regions, with smaller regions aiming to upset their nearest powerhouse. Superstar Showdown Superstar Showdown will take place from December 19-20 and will feature three superteams each from the Korean…

Aspiring Valorant players, look out! Riot Games have announced the Valorant Champions Tour, a season-long competition tour set to take place throughout 2021 that will feature multiple competitions in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. The Valorant Champions Tour will feature three levels of competition: Challengers, Masters, and Champions. Teams begin their journey by first playing in regional Challenger events, before advancing to international Masters events. At the three Masters events set to take place in 2021, top performing teams will accumulate points which will count towards qualification for the Champions event. This final stage will feature the top sixteen teams in the world and will crown a single global champion. “The Champions Tour is our next step to grow VALORANT into a global esport worthy of the passion of our fans,” said Whalen Rozelle, Senior Director of Esports at Riot Games. “We’ve spent a couple of…

Riot Games has found to find ways to impress at its broadcast of its annual international tournament – League of Legends World Championship (Worlds) in the previous years. Some of these feats include a life-size dragon crashing the Bird’s Nest in 2017, Augmented Reality counterparts joining K/DA on-stage in 2018, and the Holonet technology used at AccorHotels Arena in Paris last year. This year, Riot has stepped it up with an elaborate mixed-reality (XR) stage. This was done with the help of over 40 XR artists and technicians, co-produced by Possible, and a modified version of the Unreal Engine. Unreal Engine renders the XR environments at 32K resolution and 60 frames per second in real-time. https://www.youtube.com/embed/l61tE7i1frg The hype for the upcoming Grand Finals on Saturday, October 31 at 6 PM, Philippine Time is definitely real so join us in seeing who takes home the championship tomorrow!

Riot Games Southeast Asia has formally appointed Mineski Philippines as the esports and gaming agency to roll out the esports for Valorant in the Philippines. In addition, Mineski Philippines was also appointed as the organizer of local Valorant collegiate tournaments. This means we will see Valorant esports tournament through the Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL). These tournaments will also serve as the stepping stone to qualify for regional tournaments and represent the country. Mineski Philippines will also be enabling other tournament organizers to be involved in the nationwide Valorant roadmap through sub-licensing of other Valorant tournaments. Mineski VxV community cup has also begun registration and will close on October 28, 2020. The nationwide open tournament will look to find the eight best Valorant teams who will advance to the Valorant First Strike: Philippines. Here, the eight teams will battle it out for the PHP 500,000 prize pool. Valorant First Strike:…

Blizzard has announced the official rosters for the upcoming Overwatch League 2020 All-Stars events. OWL All-Stars Asia will take place later at 4-10PM (GMT+8), while OWL All-Stars North America will be held on October 4 from 2-6AM (GMT+8). As far as events go, All-Stars Asia will have an additional four more matches but both sets of All-Stars will be competing with the following matches: T-Mobile Talent Takedown — Overwatch League broadcast talent play a 6v6 match in a 3-map set.Widowmaker 1v1 Tournament, presented by State Farm — Top players compete in a 1v1 headshots-only format as Widowmaker.All-Star Game — Overwatch League all-star players compete in a 6v6 match in a 3-map set. While these are the additional four matches for All-Stars Asia: Winston Skills Challenge – Four players will compete in a 1v1 tournament to be the first Winston to push a neutral Wrecking Ball into the Ilios Well.Genji Skills…

League of Legends 2020 World of Championship (Worlds 2020) will kick off on September 25 in Shanghai, China. Worlds 2020 marks the tenth iteration of the annual international League of Legends tournament. This year, Worlds will feature 22 teams from across the globe down from the traditional 24. This comes after the Vietnamese Championship Series (VCS) teams announced that they will be unable to compete due to the global pandemic. The 22 teams will look to have the honor of raising the Summoner’s Cup and be crowned League of Legends World Champions. Despite this, this will be the first year for the Southeast Asian Pacific Championship Series (PCS) will compete at Worlds as well as fourth seeds for the Chinese League of Legends Pro League (LPL) and the European League of Legends European Championship (LEC). The 22 teams are as follows: China – LPL Top EsportsJD GamingSuningLGD Gaming Europe –…