The Philippine Esports Organization (PESO) has successfully secured the Philippine Olympic Committee’s nod as the official National Sports Association to govern and develop e-sports in the country.
Smart Communications has unveiled what it said is the first ever 5G-powered gaming hub in the Philippines at the Gariath Concepts e-sports venue in Quezon City, with peak speeds hitting 1 Gbps.
The country’s Youth E-sports Program (YEP) is seen getting a shot in the arm following an agreement it signed with popular online gaming publisher Riot Games Southeast Asia.
The first week of the tournament gathered P460,000 from participating players, e-sports partners, and viewers at MineskiTV’s Facebook channel, nearing halfway of the end goal, which is P1,000,000.
The gold medalists for team events (MLBB and DoTA II) were awarded P2 million. The individual event gold medalist for StarCraft II was awarded P1 million, while the Tekken 7 silver medalist and bronze medalist were awarded P500,000 and P250,000 respectively.
Sibol, the Philippine team that will represent the country in the e-sports events of the 30th SEA Games, has announced the 27 athletes who will become members of the country’s contingent.
Sibol will be competing in all six titles featured in the e-sports event of the 30th SEA Games, which include Dota 2, StarCraft II, Hearthstone, Arena of Valor, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Tekken 7.