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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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Legion promo: Pre-order to get free bundled accessories

Lenovo Philippines has launched a Legion promo where customers can pre-order the Legion devices bundled with other Legion accessories.

Looking to get your hands on the latest Lenovo Legion gaming devices? Lenovo Philippines has launched a Legion promo where customers can pre-order the Legion devices bundled with other Legion accessories.

From June 26 to July 11, customers who avail of the promo can get the Legion 5, IdeaPad Gaming 3i, and Legion Tower 5i with free Legion accessories worth up to Php10,000. The accessories bundled with the Legion devices allow elevated gameplay and give gamers a competitive advantage.

Announced this April, Legion’s latest devices are equipped with gamer-focused features. Lenovo Philippines introduced them in its first ever online product launch as part of the new normal.

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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.

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Ultimate luxury gaming bag by TUMI, ONE Championship

ONE Championship and TUMI have announced a special challenge in "The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition" to design the ultimate luxury gaming bag.

Martial arts fans are very familiar with ONE Championship, which is Asia’s largest global sports media property. Some, however, might not be aware that the company is also a leader in esports through ONE Esports. Today, ONE Championship has announced that its existing commercial partnership with TUMI will include a special challenge in Season 1 of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” to design and launch the ultimate luxury gaming bag.

Together with ONE Esports, TUMI’s global design team will challenge the show’s contestants. They will have to help design, market, and launch the ultimate luxury gaming bag in an episode of the series. The goal is to deliver the perfect companion for esports athletes.

“We are excited to partner with ONE Championship on ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.’ We look forward to seeing the innovative designs and out-of-the-box marketing launch plans the contestants come up with to elevate the journeys of gamers around the world,” said TUMI Creative Director Victor Sanz in a press statement.

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Sustainable lifestyle makes its way to The Sims 4

Embrace the sustainable lifestyle in The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack.

Have you embraced a sustainable lifestyle? Now your Sim can, too, with the release of The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on June 5.

Taking place in Evergreen Harbor, The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle will allow your Sim to grow food, use alternative energy sources, and even upcycle materials for new furniture.

Not only that, but also the decisions your Sim makes will have an impact on the environment and the evolving city of Evergreen Harbor.

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Megan Young shares passion for gaming and Pokémon

Megan Young says her passion for gaming helps her cope with stress and stay connected with her friends.
Megan Young says her passion for gaming helps her cope with stress and stay connected with her friends.

Many people know Megan Young as an actress and model. In 2013, she also made history as the first Filipina to win the Miss World title. Some, however, might not be aware she also has a passion for gaming. Her love affair with video games started when she was very young. No pun intended.

“Our parents had 9 to 5 jobs (my mom worked three jobs at one point). So I guess they needed to find a way to stop us from causing havoc around the house! Kidding aside, I remember clearly that our dad bought us an SNES. I couldn’t stop playing games like Q*bert and Galaga. I was really young, and I probably didn’t understand the mechanics of the game. But I was so drawn to the style of the games,” Young told Digital Life Asia.

“We had our first PC at home when I was eight years old. My dad thought it would be something I would like since I wasn’t the type of kid that liked sports or going out to play. From there, he showed me how I can make my own website through an online generator that would put everything together. As I was learning more about it on my own, I knew I wanted to push beyond just clicking away at options and started reading about HTML, CSS, and Java so that I could make my website better than the other ones out there! I guess I really was competitive early on haha!”

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Gaming is community entertainment — Riot Games exec

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Now that we are forced to stay home, more people are discovering the joy of playing video games. In the new normal, gaming is community entertainment that helps us cope and stay connected.

“We see esports and gaming as a form of positive community entertainment,” Jennifer Poulson, Head of Publishing and Product for Southeast Asia of Riot Games, told Digital Life Asia.

“That is why our number one priority is ensuring that our games stay up and operational. We want to be there for our players during these hard times,” she said.