OPPO Philippines has partnered with Mineski Philippines, Globe Telecom, and Riot Games SEA to kick off eSports Tournaments this 2021.
“We are grateful and thrilled for the partnership that we have forged with Mineski. Through this collaboration, we promise to support the growing local esports industry by offering OPPO’s entire ecosystem of products that are not only known as entertainment powerhouse, but also the next best gaming tools for the everyday Filipino gamers”,shares Tiffany Uy, OPPO Philippines Public Relations Manager.
With this partnership, OPPO pledges support by providing the best and the latest smartphones to the players for them to experience ultimate mobile gaming. Meanwhile, Mineski Philippines seeks to build and sustain the momentum of the growing esports and gaming industry in the Philippines through Riot Games’ biggest titles.
“Mineski has been an advocate of the local esports community for years. As we roll out these exciting tournaments through our partnership with Riot Games Southeast Asia and in collaboration with Globe Telecom and OPPO, we look forward to delivering truly exciting experiences and to discovering the next big names in gaming,”shared Mineski Philippines country manager Mark Navarro.
Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL)
Mineski Philippines will operate the official national tournaments through the Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL), and will be ci-presented by Globe Telecom. These tournaments will qualify the best teams to represent the country in the Southeast Asian tournaments, and hopefully, the world championship.
Valorant and League of Legends: Wild Rift
Valorant and League of Legends: Wild Rift are the two titles that Mineski will hold tournaments for. Tournaments for both games will be held throughout the year. It will feature a format that would allow the best teams in the country to compete against top gamers in Southeast Asia.
Also, a points system for Wild Rift will be implemented called the “Wild Rift Points System by Globe”. This system will govern the total cash prize that the best performing teams in the tournament will receive. The total prize will amount to PHP 10,000,000 and the points will also determine how a team can advance into the playoffs.
Spectators and gamers alike can look forward to the pre-season Wild Rift series on March 20-21, 2021. The pre-season will pit 8 professional esports teams against each other, including Globe Telecom’s esports team Liyab.
“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.
“Over the years, we have proudly witnessed the rise of Filipino teams in international gaming. We want to enable that especially as esports is a space where our teams can excel. In partnership with Mineski and Riot Games Southeast Asia, we will be able to do that and to provide more opportunities for gamers to hone their craft,” adds Globe VP for Get Entertained Tribe, Jil Bausa-Go, who also underscored Globe’s commitment to bring world-class connectivity and entertainment into its customers’ homes.
“We are grateful and thrilled for the partnership that we have forged with Mineski. Through this collaboration, we promise to support the growing local esports industry by offering an entire ecosystem of products that are not only known as an entertainment powerhouse, but also the next best gaming tool for the everyday Filipino gamers”, shares Raymond Xia, OPPO Philippines Marketing Director.
Further updates on tournament details will be posted here on DavaoGeekHub.com.