PH hosts 1st eSports Asian Championship at SUN Cellular-GameXeSports Festival PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:33

The finest Asian online gamers are headed to the Philippines for the 1st eSports Asian Championship competition, the main highlight of the SUN Cellular- GameXeSports Festival at SM City Cebu Trade Hall from September 12 to 14.

“It is a huge honor for our country to be chosen as the host of the first ever eSports Asian Championship, which hopefully allows more Filipinos to notice and appreciate our growing eSports industry and the goodness and excitement that come with it,” said Irymark ‘Tryke’ Gutierrez, the executive director of the Philippine eSports Organization (PeSO), the main organizer of the event.

The top teams of Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, South Korea and Thailand will battle it out on the popular game Defense of the Ancients (Dota) 2 for a prize pool worth USD 10,000 and the privilege to represent the region at the International e-Sports Federation World Championship in Baku, Azerbaijan on Nov. 12 to Nov. 17.

A multi-player online battle arena game, Dota 2 matches are played between two five-player teams whose goal is to destroy the stronghold of the opposite team while defending their own. The game features stunning graphics and requires great strategy and coordination among teams, making it a popular game among millions of professional and casual players around the world.

The upcoming international tournament at the SUN Cellular-GameXeSports Festival will expose Filipino gamers to world-level competition and allow them to showcase their skills, according to Gutierrez. “Gamers take pride in being able to represent our country, and I believe that they’ll put up with a good fight against the best in Asia.”

Aside from Dota 2, the SUN Cellular-GameXeSports Festival will also feature other exciting games such as Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Hearth Stone, as well as other exciting activities like Cosplay, RIG Competition, Strife Free play, Clash of Clans fan meet-up, sponsors exhibit and photography competition and raffle of gaming gears.

SUN Celullar Prepaid and Postpaid subscribers at the event will also have a chance to take home premium items and learn more about how they can conveniently buy gaming credits using GameX, the online portal developed by Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) for eSports players, and a leading eSports advocate in the country.

Tickets to event are priced from P100 to P1,000, available at Ticketnet outlets and SM Cinemas.

For more information on the event, visit www.esports.com.ph or the official PeSO Facebook page (www.facebook.com/philesports). To learn more about the latest offers from SUN Cellular and GameX, visitwww.suncellular.com.ph and www.gamex.ph/epins, respectively.