As the gaming community continues to grow in the Philippines, it became a viable gaming and eSports market when it comes to the most advanced technologies and powerful gaming devices of Taiwan from mobile to computer hardwares.
Having said that, just recently, the Taiwan Excellence eSports Cup 2019 was held last October 4-6 at SM City North EDSA The Block to help boost the gameplay of aspiring Filipino eSports athletes through gaming activities such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and League of Legends (LoL) tournaments, and lastly, a cosplay competition which I was able to watch.
With a total prize pool of P430,000, this has been one of the biggest eSports tournaments in the country to date.
DAY 1 and 2: CS:GO battle(October 4) and LoL games (October 5)
Witnessed by eSports fanatics all over the world via live streaming on the Taiwan Excellence Facebook page, Bren Esports dominated the CS:GO tournament and won the grand prize of P56,000 in cash. Each team member also took home an Asus ROG Delta Headset, ROG Collection Shirt, ROG Armor Suite Backpack, and P2,000 worth of Sodexo Gift Certificates.
Aside from these prizes, Bren Esports also has the honor of representing the country in an upcoming CS:GO friendly match against Taiwan Excellence eSports Cup winners from Malaysia, Thailand, India, and Taiwan. “We’re going to practice more in preparation for our upcoming matches abroad,” promises Bren Esports.
Meanwhile, CX Blanc took home the grand prize of P56,000 for the LoL tournament. Each team member also received an Asus ROG Delta Headset, ROG Collection Shirt, ROG Armor Suite Backpack, and P2,000 worth for Sodexo Gift Certificates from Taiwan Excellence.
Taking the second, third, and fourth places for the CS:GO tournament are Fallen5, WIMAX, and Station 751, respectively. For LoL, the runner up positions were nabbed by PlayLoud, Ruyal, and Archeous accordingly.
DAY 3: Cosplay Competition(October 6)
Showcasing the creativity and talent of Filipino costume artists, 30 contestants took the stage in their best CS:GO-, LoL, ML and anime-inspired costumes.
Izaiah Luke Buelos took home the grand prize of P40,000, while runners up Sergio Sta. Ana and Nicholai Dizon won P20,000 and P10,000 in cash, respectively.
Fans also had the chance to take photos with cosplayers dressed as their favorite game characters and jammed with pop rock band GraceNote, which added excitement to the three-day festivities.
PRODUCT EXPERIENCE ZONE
Attendees also got to experience the products on display at the free-for-all brand booths. Among the devices were Asus Republic of Gamers’ ROG Zephyrus S (the world’s lightest and thinnest gaming laptop), the Gigabyte Z390 Aorus WaterForce Xtreme motherboard, Aorus memory cards and video cards, AVerMedia’s plug-and-play AM310 USB microphone and Live Streamer Cam 313, InWin’s WINBOT Limited Edition Transparent Spherical case, Kingmax Semiconductor, memory cards and external portable SSDs from Transcend and T Force, Zyxel’s tri-band Wi-Fi system, and peripherals from XPG, Zadak, and G.Skill.
Ten units of gaming desktops were also made available for guests to use in playing games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and League of Legends.
The 2019 Taiwan Excellence eSports Cup is organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), with partners Asus Republic of Gamers, Aorus, AVerMedia, In-Win, Kingmax, Transcend, XPG, T Force, Zadak, G.Skill, and Zyxel.
For more information, like and follow the Taiwan Excellence Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph/.