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League of Legends PCS Summer Split Week 7 results

The final week of the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series (PCS) 2020 Summer Split Regular Season delivered both thrills and heartbreak across the three days of competition, including the nerve-wrecking tiebreaker on Sunday.

The final week of the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series (PCS) 2020 Summer Split Regular Season delivered both thrills and heartbreak across the three days of competition, including the nerve-wrecking tiebreaker on Sunday.

At the start of the week, plenty of excitement grew around the possibility of an unprecedented, four-way tie among the top four teams: Taipei J team (JT), ahq eSports club (AHQ), PSG Talon (PSG), and Machi Esports (MCX). The stars seem to align as all four teams secured the necessary wins over the weekend, though it all came down to the crucial match between JT and MCX.

A win for MCX against JT would have guaranteed the four-way tie, while JT could have ended the Regular Season in first place with a win against the runner-up of the League of Legends PCS Spring Split. Fully aware of the risk posed by the four-way tie, JT was relentless in this match. They were able to secure Cloud Soul under 24 minutes and decimated MCX despite Mission having his pocket pick Azir, ending the match with 0 kills and 6 deaths. The first-place finish of JT is a vast improvement for a team that barely made it into the playoffs in Spring. This performance was their greatest show of intent to qualify for Worlds 2020.

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League of Legends PCS Summer Split Week 6 results

League of Legends PCS Summer Split Week 6 results

PSG Talon (PSG) bounced back from a poor Week 5 in the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series (PCS) 2020 Summer Split with four wins in the Super Week. These include important wins over league leader, Taipei J Team (JT), and ahq eSports club (AHQ).

AHQ, PSG and Machi Esports (MCX) are now tied for 2nd place with 12W4L.

Other than PSG, the top four teams all suffered a loss and one particular defeat that stood out was MCX’s match against Alpha Esports (ALF).

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PPGL to crown ROS Mobile, COD Mobile, MSW champs

The Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL) will crown its first ever Call of Duty: Mobile (CODM) and MARVEL Super War (MSW) champions in the grand finals on July 31 and Aug. 1.

The Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL) will crown its first ever Call of Duty: Mobile (CODM) and MARVEL Super War (MSW) champions in the grand finals on July 31 and Aug. 1.

Sixteen teams from Rules of Survival Mobile (ROS Mobile), and four teams each from CODM and MSW will battle for a Php910,000 cash prize.

The PPGL is the country’s biggest multi-game esports league, organized by Mineski Esports and Globe, and presented by Tostas. It will stream the grand finals on July 31 and August 1 on its Facebook page.

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League of Legends PCS Summer Split Week 5 results

League of Legends PCS Summer Split Week 5 results

Taipei’s J Team (JT) is the first team to clinch 10 wins in the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series (PCS) 2020 Summer Split.

JT solidified their position at the top while being pursued by old rivals ahq eSports club (AHQ), who handed JT their second loss of the split on Day 2.

Machi Esports (MCX) avenged their defeat in the Mid-Season Showdown and at the start of the split, beating PSG Talon (PSG) to level with AHQ on 9W3L.

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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.

“We aspire to bring joy to billions of LoL Esports fans around the world. It starts with building a thriving global esports ecosystem supported by electrifying competition, sustainable growth, cutting-edge technology, bold entertainment, and a focus on integrity for our teams and the sport,” John Needham, Global Head of Esports of Riot Games, said in a press statement.

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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.

“The Philippines has always been one of our most important markets and we have been consistently blown away by the passion and talent discovered within the community here. We are excited to partner with the Youth Esports Program and to support their efforts in nurturing the next generation of esports and game industry professionals,” Chris Tran, Head of Esports for Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, said in a press statement.

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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.