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EXB Asia Summit: Pitch your esports startup to VCs

To accelerate the growth of the Asian esports ecosystem, Singapore-based venture capital fund KK Fund has announced the launch of the first eSports X Business Asia Summit (EXB Asia Summit). Image credit: EXB Asia Summit
Image credit: EXB Asia Summit

To accelerate the growth of the Asian esports ecosystem, Singapore-based venture capital fund KK Fund has announced the launch of the first eSports X Business Asia Summit (EXB Asia Summit). KK Fund is holding EXB Asia Summit, which is open for public participation with no registration fee, on April 21-22, in partnership with leading Thai esports startup Infofed and global media agency dentsu X.

“Asia has the world’s largest audience of esports players and fans and has generated nearly half of all global esports revenue thus far. Though there is significant growth potential, the esports industry in the region is still young. The summit is therefore a concerted effort to kickstart better collaboration, communication and education to further develop the ecosystem,” said KK Fund Founder and General Partner Koichi Saito in a press statement.

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Sweet treat for gamers as PH esports tourneys ramp up

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What happens when Mineski Philippines, Riot Games Southeast Asia, Globe Telecom, and OPPO team up for Philippine esports? You get a sweet treat for gamers.

The four companies officially unveiled in a virtual press briefing on Feb. 9 Mineski Philippines’ roster of tournaments and activities under its exclusive partnership with Riot Games SEA. This exciting esports alliance sees Mineski Philippines reuniting with longtime partner Globe. Meanwhile, OPPO is making its first foray into esports as their official mobile phone company partner for gaming.

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Training esports athletes: PESO accredits YEP

To institutionalize the training of esports athletes, the Pilipinas E-Sports Organization has accredited the Youth Esports Program. Image credit: Mineski
Image credit: Mineski

The future is bright for esports in the Philippines. To institutionalize the training of the country’s future esports athletes, the Pilipinas E-Sports Organization (PESO) has officially accredited Mineski Philippines‘ Youth Esports Program (YEP).

“The Philippines has a vast pool of talent that has the potential to succeed in esports. The partnership between PESO and YEP will put a grassroots program in place that nurtures young talent and engages stakeholders to drive the growth of esports in the country. With the right infrastructure and programs in place, we hope that more young Filipinos will see the potential of esports, from opportunities to participate in high-level competition and cultivate the discipline of an athlete to considering pursuing a career within the large, growing ecosystem of the esports industry,” said PESO Board Member and Mineski Global CEO Ronald Robins in a press statement.

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Gaming

Smart Omega to compete in MLBB World Championships

Smart Omega will be one of the professional teams representing the Philippines in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M2 World Championships. Image credit: Smart Communications
Image credit: Smart Communications

Smart Omega will be one of the professional teams representing the Philippines in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) M2 World Championships in Singapore. Happening on Jan. 18-24, 2021, the M2 World Championships will be the first in-person competition for MLBB since the pandemic began.

Smart Omega is the official esports team supported by leading mobile services provider Smart Communications. It is composed of six professional Filipino MLBB athletes: Kenneth Jiane “Kenji” Villa, Jeniel “Haze” Bata-anon, Salic “Hadji” Imam, Earin John “Heath” Esperana, Jankurt Russel “Kurttzy” Matira, and Adrian “Toshi” Bacallo.

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Porsche Design, AOC unveil race car-inspired monitor

Porsche Design and AOC have promised an experience similar to driving a race car with the first ever Porsche Design AOC AGON gaming monitor. Image credit: Porsche Design and AOC
Image credit: Porsche Design and AOC

A gaming monitor that provides an experience similar to driving a race car? This is what Porsche Design and AOC have promised with today’s launch of the first ever Porsche Design AOC AGON gaming monitor.

“Of course, overall the gaming market is increasing significantly, and in the meantime represents a big share of the total monitor market. And having this big group of users in the gaming industry of course is driving the high-end, best equipment possible and available in the market. And here of course it’s difficult to pin down numbers, but we expect that a good part of 10 percent up to 15 percent of the users in the market will be those that drive the desire for high-end gaming machines where the Porsche Design AOC AGON belongs to,” said AOC Europe Director Marketing and Business Management Stefan Sommer in response to a question from Digital Life Asia at the virtual launch.

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Filipino-made esports platform Kalaro gears for launch

Filipino-made esports platform Kalaro has announced strategic alliances with corporate partners ahead of its Oct. 12 launch.

Kalaro, Asia’s first fully-integrated end-to-end Filipino-made esports platform, has announced strategic alliances with corporate partners ahead of its Oct. 12 launch.

The-AsiaGroup.com Inc., the company behind Kalaro, has partnered with National Computer Systems (NCS) of Singapore, ERNI from Switzerland, and Philippine companies Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank), Dragonpay, GCash, and Globe Labs.

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Spotify, Riot Games partner for LoL Esports global events

Spotify, the world's most popular global audio streaming subscription service, is now the official audio streaming partner for LoL Esports global events.

Spotify, the world’s most popular global audio streaming subscription service, is now the official audio streaming partner for League of Legends (LoL) Esports global events.

Riot Games and Spotify have announced the multi-year partnership ahead of this year’s World Championship set to begin on Sept. 25. Apart from the World Championship, the LoL Esports global events include the Mid-Season Invitational and All-Star Event.

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LoL Esports brand launched by Riot Games

League of Legends fans will be happy to know that Riot Games has unveiled today a new LoL Esports brand for their favorite game. Image credit: LoL Esports Media Center
Image credit: LoL Esports Media Center

League of Legends fans will be happy to know that Riot Games has unveiled today a new LoL Esports brand for their favorite game.

As League of Legends heads into the next 10 years of the sport, the new LoL Esports brand will embody values that seek to reinforce gaming as a meaningful life pursuit. LoL Esports will serve as the platform and voice for world-class global competition and the biggest sports entertainment experiences for fans worldwide.

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Grassroots esports: Riot Games SEA partners with YEP

In a bid to further promote grassroots esports development in the Philippines, the Youth Esports Program (YEP) has announced its partnership with global game developer and publisher Riot Games Southeast Asia.

In a bid to further promote grassroots esports development in the Philippines, the Youth Esports Program (YEP) has announced a partnership with global game developer and publisher Riot Games Southeast Asia.

Mineski Philippines launched YEP in February. It aims to develop grassroots esports talent in the Philippines through student initiatives. Through this partnership, students that are part of YEP will gain access to Riot’s speakers through workshops and career talks, participation in activities organized by the publisher, and other support for student initiatives. Among these initiatives are weekly Legends of Runeterra tournaments for YEP chapter orgs, VALORANT content contests, and more.

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