With Stage 2 VALORANT Challengers and Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Summer Season kicking off
The Philippine Pro Gaming League or PPGL, the largest multi-game esports league in the country co-owned by Mineski Philippines and Globe Telecom, is hosting the official national tournaments for VALORANT and League of Legends: Wild Rift this 2021. PPGL is partnering with Predator Gaming for Challengers and OPPO and Globe Virtual Hangouts for the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series to continue its thrust of becoming the stepping stone for the international success of Filipino gamers.
The 2021 VALORANT Challengers PH – Stage 1 has just ended crowning BREN Esports and ArkAngel as the PH representatives in the Masters SEA, competing with teams from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore, and Hong Kong & Taiwan. You can watch the Tagalog broadcast on March 19-21 on the official PPGL Twitch channel and PPGL Youtube channel.
Meanwhile, Stage 2 opened its registration on March 15 with a new global format rolled out by Riot Games leading to the first global LAN event for Masters happening in May. The second stage will now feature two (2) open qualifiers and three (3) knockout playoffs taking place over five weeks to determine the two best teams representing the country in the SEA Challengers Final, an all-online regional tournament. Teams from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong & Taiwan, and Malaysia & Singapore will play for the right to represent the entire Southeast Asian region in the Masters Stage 2 event in Reykjavík, Iceland.
The Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Philippines will have Globe Cup’s PhP 10,000,000 prize pool for 2021 alone distributed all throughout Summer and Fall seasons. Each season will have PhP 5,000,000 and a total of four (4) open leagues – North Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
“We are very excited about the upcoming Preseason of the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series in the Philippines. This tournament will showcase the best of the best when it comes to playing Wild Rift. We are also introducing a point system called “The Globe Cup”. A system where teams earn corresponding points depending on their placing during the different legs of the tournament.” said DC Dominguez, Head of Globe Games and Esports
Teams advancing to the group stages per open will win points for every series won which they can redeem for an equivalent cash prize.
SUMMER SEASON POINTS DISTRIBUTION
A total of PhP 3,600,000 Globe Cup points will be distributed to the teams during the group stages. Moreover, the top 2 teams from each regional open will advance to the national playoffs where they will compete to become the best in the country. Teams will also receive 100,000 points for every series won totaling to PhP 1,400,000 Globe Cup points. The points can only be redeemed after the season ends, and the top 4 teams with the highest points will have direct slots to participate in Fall Season’s group stages.
“We are honored to bring one of the much-awaited tournaments in the country, Wild Rift Icon Series 2021, that paves way for us to help grow the Philippine esports industry and cultivate existing pro-gamers and new talents. Watch out for OPPO’s announcements and activities, as we have special surprises for all the Filipino mobile gaming fans and communities in the coming days supporting the biggest tournament,” said OPPO Philippines Marketing Director Raymond Xia. OPPO, the official mobile brand partner of Mineski for the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series tournament in the Philippines, is set to bring the full mobile gaming experience to its fans as OPPO highlights its smartphone features specifically created to achieve better gaming experience.
The Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Philippines will officially start with a Preseason event inviting well-known teams in the country – Liyab Esports, RRQ, Execration, BREN Esports, Sunsparks, Team Secret, Omega Esports, and Nexplay Esports – happening on March 20-21. Registrations for the Summer Season starts with North Luzon Open on March 22, followed by South Luzon Open on March 29, and Visayas and Mindanao Opens on April 12.
Both the VALORANT Challengers – Stage 2 and Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Summer Season in the Philippines will be held as all-online tournaments in line with safety measures currently being observed due to the pandemic. Registration is FREE and open to all aspiring pro teams in the country.
All updates for registrations and broadcasts will be found in the official channels of PPGL.
Facebook – facebook.com/ppgl
Twitch – twitch.tv/ppgl and twitch.tv/ppgl_vctph
Youtube – youtube.com/c/PPGLGG
TikTok – tiktok.com/@helloppgl
VALORANT is a competitive 5v5 character-based tactical shooter for the PC developed by Riot Games. VALORANT is a precise and lethal multiplayer game with high-fidelity gunplay, a diverse arsenal of guns, agents with unique abilities, and competitively tuned maps for thousands of hours of play.
VALORANT is a free-to-play game and optimized to perform on a wide variety of PC hardware, allowing for a global audience to compete. Demonstrated by the game’s best-in-class game server quality, global infrastructure, and proprietary anti-cheat technology, Riot Games is committed to preserving the core tenets of the tactical shooter genre and upholding the competitive integrity of the gameplay experience.
VALORANT quickly established itself as a fan-favorite among the global first-person shooter community after launching its closed beta in April 2020. The game made history on its first day, breaking viewership records with 34 million hours-watched in a single day, and surpassing 1.7 million peak concurrent viewers, a peak concurrent record second only to Riot Games’ 2019 League of Legends World Championship Finals. Over the course of VALORANT’s two-month beta testing period, an average of nearly 3 million players logged on each day to play. Fans also demonstrated their enthusiasm for the shooter by watching more than 470 million hours of VALORANT closed beta streams on Twitch, the world’s leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment, and Korean video-streaming service AfreecaTV.
About League of Legends: Wild Rift
League of Legends: Wild Rift is the skills-and-strats 5v5 MOBA experience of League of Legends, now built from the ground up for mobile and console. With fresh controls and fast-paced games, players of every level can team up with friends, lock in their champion, and go for the big plays.
About Riot Games
Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.
As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, VALORANT, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and multiple work-in-progress titles. Riot is also building the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, board games, and the upcoming animated series Arcane.
Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, and led by CEO Nicolo Laurent, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide.
About Mineski Philippines
Mineski Philippines is a leader in the country’s esports industry, with a slew of original esports leagues and platforms alongside nationwide tours and esports mall events organized for client brands. Mineski Philippines has pioneered every esports venture in the Philippines from our pro team to events organizing and esports marketing. For more information, follow Mineski Philippines on Facebook.
Globe is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines and publicly listed in the PSE with the stock symbol GLO. The company serves the telecommunications and technology needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connectivity, internet and managed services. It has major interests in financial technology, digital marketing solutions, venture capital funding for startups, and virtual healthcare. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel, acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph. Follow @enjoyglobe on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About Philippine Pro Gaming League
The Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL) is an amateur and professional esports league co-owned and operated by Mineski Philippines and Globe Telecom. It is the largest multi-game league in the Philippines, with eight official seasons through over three years of delivering the esports experience and gaming entertainment to Filipino gamers of all types and from as many gaming communities as possible.