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ULeague helps battle COVID-19 via Mobile Legends

More than just competing for gaming glory, the top esports teams in the ULeague Mobile Legends Charity Clash Tournament are helping in the fight against COVID-19.

More than just competing for gaming glory, the esports teams in the ULeague Mobile Legends Charity Clash Tournament are helping in the fight against COVID-19.

Scheduled on Sept. 16 and 17, the Championship Round of the charity tournament will be livestreamed on the ULeague Facebook page. Proceeds from the ULeague teams in the Charity Clash Tournament were given to COVID-19 initiatives of various nonprofits as a way for the esports and gaming community to help vulnerable communities cope with the pandemic.

“ULeague is a corporate league where companies, gamers, and professional esports athletes can engage in competition and promote the thriving esports industry. Esports is such an interesting industry and has seen tremendous growth in viewership and revenue in recent years,” said Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) Vice Chairman Justo A. Ortiz in a press statement.

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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.

“Our partnership with Riot Games will create a first-of-its-kind audio universe for the millions of Spotify and League of Legends fans across the globe. As the exclusive — and first-ever — global audio service partner for League of Legends Esports, we plan to create the best possible audio streaming experience for our users, making discovering both music and podcasts easier than ever before,” said Spotify Global Head of Consumer and Product Marketing June Sauvaget in a press statement.

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Mobile Legends PH esports league kicks off Season 6

The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League - Philippines Season 6 will start its eight-week regular season on Aug. 21.

The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League – Philippines Season 6 will start its eight-week regular season on Aug. 21.

This is in partnership with presenting sponsor Smart and official sponsor realme.

After a historic open qualifier that saw more than 1,000 participants trying their hand at becoming legendary, Cignal Ultra and NXP Solid, the two teams who emerged on top of the four-day contest, have finally joined Aura-PH, Onic-PH, BREN Esports, Execration, Omega PH Esports, Blacklist International, BSB, and Blu Fire, the eight direct invitees, to complete the final 10 participants for the regular season of the country’s largest mobile esports league.

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VALORANT Pacific Open: $20K prize pool up for grabs

The VALORANT Pacific Open is a series of VALORANT tournaments organized by Cyber Games Arena (a leading esports event organizer from Hong Kong and Taiwan) and Riot Games.

The VALORANT Pacific Open is a series of VALORANT tournaments organized by Cyber Games Arena (a leading esports event organizer from Hong Kong and Taiwan) and Riot Games.

The Philippine, Indonesia, and Thailand qualifying legs were organized by Mineski Global.

The Top 10 teams advanced to the final stage of the tournament, following the regional open qualifiers that were held in July.

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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.