Globe Telecom unveiled last week, “Globe Gaming” and a series of partnerships with top industry players including Mineski, Riot Games and Garena.
Globe Gaming is a holistic program designed to provide gamers and fans access to latest titles, local, regional and global esports competitions, original content and exclusive programming.
Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe, stated that Globe will support the gaming and esports industry. “Together with our new partners, we want to accelerate the gaming industry in the country by bringing gaming and esports into homes, mobile devices, malls and competition venues.”
Globe is partnering with Mineski and Mineski Events Team, the premier Philippine esports organizations. As part of a multi-year, exclusive partnership, Globe and Mineski will collaborate on the formation and training of a forthcoming esports team that will compete in regional and global events. “What excites us is Globe Telecom’s genuine commitment to build the future of gaming and esports in the Philippines. their mission is authentic which is why we are embarking on this partnership,” Ronald Robins said. Globe Philippine Pro Gaming League, a multi-title competition offering teams the opportunity to be crowned “Best in the Philippines” while earning advancement to elite tournaments. Globe and Mineski will also bring back Manila Masters in 2019.
Globe’s partnership with Garena includes marketing, competitions and content production for the leading mobile game, Arena of Valor. They will introduce a series of “Valor Cup” esports tournaments offering teams the chance to compete for entry into the Arena of Valor World Championships, held in Los Angeles in July where $500,000.00 of prize money is at stake.
The partnership also extends to the riot Games owned title, League of Legends. “Sharing a mindset is critical to any partnership, and Globe shares our vision in building for the long term growth of esports across the region,” said Johnson Yeh, Managing Director of Riot Games for Greater China and Southeast Asia.
Globe, Garena and Riot will introduce a groundbreaking multi-country tournament structure which awards the winning team direct entry into the League of Legends World Championships. The SEA Tour will lead to the first ever regional championship to be held in Manila in August 2018, known as the Globe Conquerors Manila, which will be the region’s leading sanctioned, competitive League of Legends event.
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