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Tencent Sports taps Mineski Global for WUCL 2020

Tencent Sports has tapped Mineski Global for the Southeast Asian (SEA) qualifiers stage of the World University Cyber League 2020.

Tencent Sports has tapped Mineski Global  for the Southeast Asian (SEA) qualifiers stage of the World University Cyber League (WUCL) 2020. WUCL 2020 is one of the biggest esports tournaments for schools and students. It features the games Clash Royale, League of Legends, and PUBG Mobile.

Schools from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam have the opportunity to send their teams to vie for honor and glory. The games began on June 28 and will run until July 9. Meanwhile, the finals will be from July 10-15.

“We’re excited to be spearheading this opportunity to provide aspiring student esports athletes a competition on an international stage. For many students, this will be a dream come true and, we hope, a life milestone for talented gamers,” Youth Esports Program (YEP) Director Marlon “Lon” Marcelo said in a press statement.

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Gojek: MSMEs to benefit from FB, PayPal investment

Image credit: Gojek Product + Tech
Image credit: Gojek Product + Tech

In a move seen to accelerate digital payment adoption among micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Southeast Asia, Gojek has announced that Facebook and PayPal have invested in the company in its latest round of funding.

Facebook and PayPal are the latest to join a powerhouse list of investors in the Indonesian startup. Gojek’s longtime investors include Google and Tencent. This new investment will support Gojek’s mission to boost Southeast Asia’s digital economy.

“This is great validation that the world’s most innovative tech companies recognize the positive impact Gojek is making in Indonesia and the whole of Southeast Asia. By working together, we have the opportunity to achieve something truly unique as we aim to help more businesses to digitize and ensure that many millions more consumers are enjoying the benefits that the digital economy can bring,” Gojek Co-CEO Andre Soelistyo said in a press statement.