MANILA, February 9, 2021 – The country’s premier esports organization, Mineski Philippines, officially unveiled today the roster of tournaments and activities under its exclusive partnership with Riot Games Southeast Asia.
Reuniting with its long-time partner, Globe, as well as enlisting OPPO as its official mobile phone company partner for gaming, Mineski seeks to build and sustain the momentum of the growing esports and gaming industry in the Philippines through Riot’s biggest titles.
“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 tournaments will qualify the best teams to represent the country in Southeast Asian tournaments and, hopefully, the world championship.
Mineski holds the official licenses to hold esports tournaments for VALORANT and League of Legends: Wild Rift. Tournaments for both games will be held throughout the year, featuring a format that would allow the best teams in the country to compete against top gamers in Southeast Asia, and possibly, the world.
The tournaments will be done through the PPGL, co-presented by Globe.
Moreover, with the adoption of a points system for Wild Rift, this will be the first time that a points system will be implemented for a mobile game. Dubbed the “Wild Rift Points System by Globe,” this innovation will govern the total cash prize that the best performing teams in the national tournament will receive. The total prize pool amounts to Php10 million and the points will also determine how a team can further advance into the Philippine Playoffs.
Spectators and gamers alike can look forward to the pre-season Wild Rift Icon series on March 20-21, 2021. The first pre-season tournament in the Philippines for Riot Games’ mobile MOBA promises an exciting series of matches that pits eight professional esports teams against each other, including Globe Telecom’s esports team Liyab.
“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, stressing Mineski’s ongoing mission to create opportunities for Filipino gamers to thrive.
“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.
All updates for registrations and broadcasts will be posted on the official PPGL Facebook page.
Local esports organizations who are interested to apply as a partner in relation to national plans for the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series and VALORANT Challengers Tour can reach out to Mineski at firstname.lastname@example.org. (/)
For more information on Mineski, its services, and events, head over to http://www.mineskiglobal.com/
About Mineski Philippines
Mineski Philippines is a leader in the country’s esports industry, with a slew of original esports leagues and platforms alongside nationwide tours and esports mall events organized for client brands. Mineski Philippines has pioneered every esports venture in the Philippines from our pro team to events organizing and esports marketing. For more information, follow Mineski Philippines on Facebook.
About Riot Games
Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, VALORANT, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and multiple work-in-progress titles. Riot is also building the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, board games, and the upcoming animated series Arcane. Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, and led by CEO Nicolo Laurent, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide.
Globe is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines and publicly listed in the PSE with the stock symbol GLO. The company serves the telecommunications and technology needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connectivity, internet and managed services. It has major interests in financial technology, digital marketing solutions, venture capital funding for startups, and virtual healthcare. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel, acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit http://www.globe.com.ph. Follow @enjoyglobe on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About Philippine Pro Gaming League
The Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL) is an amateur and professional esports league co-owned and operated by Mineski Philippines and Globe Telecom. It is the largest multi-game league in the Philippines, with eight official seasons through over three years of delivering the esports experience and gaming entertainment to Filipino gamers of all types and from as many gaming communities as possible.
OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since launching its first smartphone — “Smiley Face” — in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology, Today, OPPO provides customers with a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series, ColorOS operating system, as well as internet services such as OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 research institutes and 4 R&D centers worldwide and an international design center in London, OPPO’s more than 40,000 employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.