Friday, April 20, 2018

Globe Gaming partners with Mineski, Riot Games and Garena

Games are so popular to our Filipinos, at a very young age in this generation are holding a smartphone or tablet and playing games.

We are participating also in a global tournament and we are able to dominate other countries. With this new partnership, many players can improve their skills and develop new ideas how to become more competitive in the games. 

MANILA, Philippines [April 19, 2018) - Globe Telecom unveiled today Globe Gaming and a series of strategic partnerships with top industry players including Mineski, Riot Games, and Garena

Globe Gaming is a holistic program designed to provide gamers and fans access to the latest titles, local, regional and global esports competitions, original content and exclusive programming. 

Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu stated that Globe will support the gaming and esports industry by providing fully optimized internet connectivity, world class events and tournaments in the Philippines. "Together with our new partners, we want to accelerate the gaming industry in the country by bringing gaming and esports into homes, mobile devices, malls and competition venues," Cu said. 

Globe is partnering with Mineski and MET (Mineski Events Team), the premier Philippine esports organizations, helmed by the 'founding father of Philippine esports' Ronald "Rhom" Robins. As part of a multi-year, exclusive partnership. Globe and Mineski will collaborate on the formation and training of a forthcoming esports team that will compete in regional and global events. "What excites us is Globe Telecom's genuine commitment to build the future of gaming and esports in the Philippines. Their mission is authentic which is why we are embarking on this partnership," Robins said. The parties will co-produce the Globe Philippine Pro Gaming League, a multi-title competition offering teams the opportunity to be crowned 'Best in the Philippines' while earning advancement to elite tournaments. Additionally, Globe and Mineski will bring back to the region the MET owned Manila Masters in 2019. 

Globe inked a first-of-its-kind partnership with Garena, a leading Southeast Asian game publisher. This exclusive relationship includes marketing, competitions and content production for the leading mobile game. Arena of Valor (AoV). Together, the companies will introduce a series of 'Valor Cup' esports tournaments offering teams the chance to compete for entry into the Arena of Valor World Championships, held in Los Angeles in July where $500,000 of prize money is at stake. 

Additionally, the company's partnership with Garena extends to the Riot Games owned title. League of Legends (LoL), the world's most played PC game with over 100 million active monthly users worldwide. "Sharing a mindset is critical to any partnership, and Globe shares our vision in building for the long-term growth of esports across the region", commented Johnson Yeh, Managing Director of Riot Games for Greater China and Southeast Asia. 

As part of this partnership, Garena and Riot will introduce a groundbreaking multi-country tournament structure which awards the winning team direct entry into the League of Legends World Championships. The tournament, known as the SEA Tour will lead to the first-ever regional championship to be held Manila in August 2018, known as the Globe Conquerors Manila, which will be the region's leading sanctioned, competitive League ofLegends event.

"We are extremely excited to be collaborating with Globe on League of Legends and Arena of Valor" said Jin Oh, CEO of Garena. "Garena has always strived to bring esports to the next level and we could not be happier to find a like-minded partner in Globe who shares this vision, and is similarly willing to invest time and'resources into growing esports in the Philippines." 

Globe Telecom's initial partnerships are the first in a series of innovative and community-oriented programs driving the growth and development of the country's esports and gaming culture. Fans and media partners alike can expect additional initiatives, including original content, industry events and other unique experiences throughout 2018. 




About Globe Telecom 

Globe Telecom is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph. Follow Globe Telecom on Facebook as well as @enjoyglobe on Twitter and Instagram. 

About Riot Games 

Riot was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in awesome games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. Over 100 million play every month. We know players form the foundation of our community and it's for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience. Headquartered just a couple miles from the beach in Los Angeles, California, Riot was featured on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list in 2016. Riot also ranked on Fortune's "25 Best Companies to Work for in Technology", "100 Best Workplaces for Millennials", and "50 Best Workplaces for Flexibility" lists, accolades based on Glassdoor reviews of Riot by Rioters, For more info, check out www.riotKames.com. 

ABOUT GARENA 

Garena, the digital entertainment platform under Sea, provides mobile and PC online games across Greater Southeast Asia. As the largest online game ecosystem in the region, we focus on creating the best game experience for our users through game curation, localization, user community building, and eSports activities. Our Garena mobile and desktop applications offer access to an exclusive set of games and enhance our users' game experience through additional social and gameplay-related features such as chat, game news, and stats. 

They are also the region's leading advocate for eSports, one of the fastest growing trends in the global media industry. 

Their eSports events include: 

Garena Premier League 

• Garena Carnival 

• Garena Cyber Games 

• Garena Star League

• League of Legends Master Series 

• Vietnam Championship Series A 

• FIFA Online 3 Liga Cyber 

• FIFA Online 3 National Championship 

For more information, please visit httpS://intt.garena.com

ABOUT SEA 

Sea's mission is to better the lives of the consumers and small businesses of Greater Southeast Asia with technology. Greater Southeast Asia includes the key markets of Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore, which collectively had 585.3 million people and US$3.0 trillion of GDP in 2016. Sea operates three platforms across Digital Entertainment, E-Commerce, and Digital Financial Services, known as Garena, Shopee, and AirPay, respectively. For more information, please visit http://www.seagroup.com You may contact Harrison Tan from our Corp 

About Mineski International 

Mineski International has been the leading Southeast Asian brand in gaming and esports since 2004, paving the way for a truly professional esports infrastructure in the region. The Mineski Infinity cybercafe chain is #1 in Southeast Asia and operates in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand. The Mineski Pro Teams are comprised of renowned world-class esports athletes with accolades in Data 2, League of Legends, CS:GO, and other titles. For more information, please email: pr@mineski.net 

About MET (Mineski Events Team) 

MET is highly acclaimed for its reputation for organizing premier electronic sports events across Asia. Starting as a small-scale event organizer in the Philippines, MET has since become one of the biggest esports event organizers in the region. Some of MET's most notable projects include the 2017 Manila Masters, the 2017 Vainglory World Championship, and the 2017 ROG Masters Global Finals. For more information, please email: pr@met.events
For more information, please contact: 
Yoly C. Crisanto 
Head, Corporate Communications 
Globe Telecom, Inc. 
Email Address: gtcorpcomm@globe.com.ph 
Globe Press Room: newsroom.globe.com.ph
Twitter: talk2GLOBE \ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/globeph 


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