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$250,000 at Stake as ESL and Mineski Bring Manila Masters this May

 

Manila will once again be the center for esports in Southeast Asia as ESL and Mineski-Events Team with PLDT and SMART bring Manila Masters this May at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.  With a hefty $250,000 prize pool, eight of the best teams from all over the world  will be battling it out for supremacy over three days of grueling DotA 2 action.  As the spiritual successor of last year’s successful ESL One Manila, Manila Masters is shaping up to be another defining moment for esports in the country as well as for the region.

 

ESL One Manila by PLDT Fibr & Smart GameX: A Pioneering eSports Event

 

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ESL One Manila by PLDT Fibr & Smart GameX crowned its champions on Sunday April 23, 2016 and sealed its position as a pioneer within the esports industry across the entirety of the weekend. Attracting over 16,000 fans across the weekend, with many hundreds of thousand more online, Asia’s first ESL One event is the first Dota 2 event of this magnitude in the region. Anticipation of the event’s importance, both locally and internationally, led ESL One Manila by PLDT Fibr & Smart GameX to be the first government-supported event in Southeast Asia, with approval from the local tourism board.

Cosplay at ESL One Manila 2016, Southeast Asia’s Biggest Ever eSports Event

 

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The local cosplay community got to show the world their passion and hard work on a grand stage at ESL One Manila 2016, Southeast Asia’s biggest ever eSports event. Local cosplayers, themselves Dota 2 players and enthusiasts, were thrilled that ESL One got to include cosplay in the festivities of this two-day affair.

 

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ESL One Manila 2016 Makes History as Southeast Asia’s First Premium Dota 2 Tournament

 

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In terms of scale and spectacle, ESL One Manila was easily the biggest eSports event to date in the SEA region, let alone in the Philippines.  The Filipinos have had a long and active history in gaming and have had many events held in the country, but the sheer size and excitement that ESL One brought to the Philippines this April was just simply mind-blowing and off the scale.  The MOA Arena was a fitting venue for the much anticipated two-day event, with more than 6,000 enthusiasts gathering from all over for this rare opportunity with ESL One’s first venture into the SEA region.

 

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Wargods Named Best Online Gaming Cafe at Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence

 

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With its commitment to providing its patrons with only the best online gaming experience possible, Wargods Pro Gaming Arena was recognized as the Best Online Gaming Cafe at the Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence held at the Centennial Grand Ballroom of the Manila Hotel last weekend.  Amid luminaries and celebrities gracing the awarding ceremony, Wargods and some of the leading companies in the country were given recognition for their achievements and excellence in their respective fields of business.

 

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The plush and luxurious Centennial Grand Ballroom of historic Manila Hotel was a fitting venue for the Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence, where prominent people from industry, media, and government were slated to gather for an evening of celebration and affirmation.