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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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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.

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