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League of Legends PCS Summer Split Week 3 results

After three weeks and 36 matches played in the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series 2020 Summer Split, the ranking is shaping up nicely.

After three weeks and 36 matches played in the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series (PCS) 2020 Summer Split, the ranking is shaping up nicely.

Taipei J Team (JT), PSG Talon (PSG), and ahq eSports club (AHQ) are racing for the top two spots of League of Legends PCS 2020 Summer Split rankings. The gap between these teams and the rest of the league is beginning to widen.

JT started Week 3 undefeated but had their streak ended by Spring Split champions, PSG. Their match was touted as the featured match of the week and it did not disappoint. Despite the defeat, JT bounced back to win their Sunday matches against Hong Kong Attitude (HKA) and Liyab Esports (LYB). They remain at the top of the rankings ahead of PSG. PSG only played two matches this week but won both in emphatic fashion.

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VALORANT Pacific Open kicks off with $20K prize pool

Ten teams from Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore will battle it out in the VALORANT Pacific Open for a prize pool of US$20,000.

Ten teams from Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore will battle it out in the VALORANT Pacific Open for a prize pool of US$20,000.

The qualifiers of the VALORANT Pacific Open will start on July 3. Winners from each qualifier will advance to the VALORANT Pacific Open Finals in mid-August.

Riot Games and Cyber Games Arena (CGA) have joined forces to host this series of regional tournaments. CGA is a leading esports event organizer from Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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ULeague Mobile Legends charity clash gears for Round 2

The ULeague is Union Bank of the Philippines’ inter-company esports league.

Will Round 1 champions SALARIUM emerge victorious again? Or will the ULeague crown a new winner in Round 2 of its Mobile Legends Charity Clash Tournament?

The ULeague is Union Bank of the Philippines’ (UnionBank) inter-company esports league. It is holding the ULeague Charity Clash Tournament, an online competition featuring the popular game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. This charity clash is organized by UnionBank and its partners. These include the Distributed Ledger Technology Association of the Philippines, Fintech Philippines Association, UShare, and Tech Up Pilipinas Inc.

Round 2 of the tournament is scheduled on July 2-3. All participating companies have pledged a donation which will go towards charities with COVID-19 relief campaigns, including Caritas Manila.

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League of Legends PCS Summer Split Week 2 results

League of Legends PCS Summer Split Week 2 results

Talk about a week of shockers. Hong Kong Attitude (HKA) has delivered the biggest upset so far in the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series Summer Split.

HKA defeated reigning Spring Split champions, PSG Talon (PSG), in Week 2’s Match of the Week. And now the improbable has happened. Taipei J Team (JT) and HKA, placed 7th and 8th, respectively, in the PCS 2020 Spring Split. Both, however, now sit at the top of the League of Legends PCS 2020 Summer Split rankings.

Both teams played three matches in Week 2 and won all three, including HKA’s shocking victory over PSG.

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Tencent Sports taps Mineski Global for WUCL 2020

Tencent Sports has tapped Mineski Global for the Southeast Asian (SEA) qualifiers stage of the World University Cyber League 2020.

Tencent Sports has tapped Mineski Global  for the Southeast Asian (SEA) qualifiers stage of the World University Cyber League (WUCL) 2020. WUCL 2020 is one of the biggest esports tournaments for schools and students. It features the games Clash Royale, League of Legends, and PUBG Mobile.

Schools from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam have the opportunity to send their teams to vie for honor and glory. The games began on June 28 and will run until July 9. Meanwhile, the finals will be from July 10-15.

“We’re excited to be spearheading this opportunity to provide aspiring student esports athletes a competition on an international stage. For many students, this will be a dream come true and, we hope, a life milestone for talented gamers,” Youth Esports Program (YEP) Director Marlon “Lon” Marcelo said in a press statement.

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VALORANT SEA Invitational: Gaming for a good cause

Six teams of five prominent content creators and personalities each from Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand will duke it out in the VALORANT SEA Invitational on  July 11.

Six teams of five prominent content creators and personalities each from Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand will duke it out in the VALORANT SEA Invitational on July 11.

They are also gaming for a good cause. Riot Games Southeast Asia will donate US$10,000 to GlobalGiving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund. This will benefit projects working to prevent the pandemic’s spread. The VALORANT SEA Invitational will feature big names, including:

  • Luthfi Halimawan and Watchout Gaming (Indonesia)
  • GLOCOgaming and Ashley Gosiengfiao (Philippines)
  • Soloz and MasterRamen (Malaysia)
  • Sombrero and Afiz (Singapore)
  • Xargon and Hehe (Taiwan)
  • Xcrosz and Badness Gamer (Thailand)

“We are thrilled by the excitement surrounding VALORANT from our Southeast Asian players, whose response towards the game has exceeded our expectations. This charity invitational is an opportunity for us to unite players in the region through a shared passion for playing and watching the game, all in the name of a good cause. We look forward to bringing more such unique experiences to our players in the near future,” Chris Tran, Head of Esports for Riot Games SEA, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, said in a press statement.

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Kalaro esports platform to be launched in PH

Kalaro Software Architect Jun D. Lasco said the new platform aims to become the central hub for the fragmented esports industry.
Kalaro Software Architect Jun D. Lasco said the new platform aims to become the central hub for the fragmented esports industry.

A new esports platform and social networking app made by Filipinos for Filipinos will be launched in October. Called Kalaro, this platform aims to serve the needs of over 27 million gamers in the Philippines as the esports industry continues its tremendous growth in Southeast Asia.

Kalaro Software Architect Jun D. Lasco told Digital Life Asia that this central hub for esports entertainment and gaming tournaments seeks to address the pain points of esports athletes and brands.

“One of the main pain points is the fragmented esports industry, especially in Southeast Asia and similarly situated countries. This fragmentation and lack of order makes it extremely difficult to strengthen the industry’s full capacity. Some stakeholders consequently get the short end of the deal. For instance, player compensation and incentives, or brands not benefiting from their marketing investment,” Lasco said.

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eSportStars: Compete in esports, get cryptocurrency

A new platform called eSportStars is now open for pre-registration. Image credit: Kartz Media Works
Image credit: Kartz Media Works

Are you an esports athlete or fan? A new platform called eSportStars is now open for pre-registration. eSportStars aims to promote esports to a bigger audience by providing the chance to earn money through competitions and a cryptocurrency reward service.

eSportStars is a new service from TimeTicket GmbH, a wholly-owned Swiss subsidiary of Japan’s TimeTicket Inc. The platform is open to everyone, including professional esports players, fans, and players aiming to become professionals around the world.

Not only that, but also users will be rewarded with cryptocurrency for their competition results. That’s because this esports platform runs on TimeCoinProtocol, a blockchain and cryptocurrency project that TimeTicket GmbH is working on. The project is planning to issue a cryptocurrency called TimeCoin.

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League of Legends PCS Summer Split Week 1 results

League of Legends  PCS Summer Split Week 1 results

The League of Legends Pacific Championship Series (PCS) 2020 Summer Split kicked off with the curtain-raiser match between reigning champions PSG Talon (PSG, formerly Talon Esports) and Machi Esports (MCX).

The Spring Split finals rematch was a mouthwatering encounter for the fans. They were eager to watch PSG’s new mid laner, PSG Tank, debuting in place of the regular starter, PSG Candy.

Week 1 of the League of Legends PCS 2020 Summer Split also saw a brand new partnership with Taiwan’s largest bank, CTBC Bank. In the first deal of its kind in Southeast Asia, CTBC Bank made a three-year investment in the League of Legends PCS.

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CTBC Bank partners with Riot Games for LoL PCS

In the first deal of its kind in Southeast Asia, leading Taiwanese bank CTBC Bank has made a three-year investment in the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series.

In the first deal of its kind in Southeast Asia, leading Taiwanese bank CTBC Bank has made a three-year investment in the League of Legends (LoL) Pacific Championship Series (PCS). CTBC Bank and LoL game developer Riot Games announced the partnership today.

The PCS kicked off this year. It is a merged evolution of the League of Legends Master Series and League of Legends Southeast Asia Tour (LST). Riot Games and FunPlus Esports are the co-organizers of the PCS. Meanwhile, Garena is the publisher of LoL in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The combined league continues to increase the level of competition in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. At the same time, the PCS is creating a more engaging experience for fans. It began its Second Split on June 20 with a rematch between PSG Talon and Machi Esports.

“CTBC Bank’s commitments to integrity, innovation and care for their customers directly echo the driving principles of the PCS. We’re thrilled to team up with them on this groundbreaking partnership. This will provide meaningful and long-term value to our fans. We couldn’t be more excited to build the future of League of Legends esports in the region together,” Chris Tran, Head of Esports at Riot Games Southeast Asia, said in a press statement.