OLSTAR SHOWDOWN: A Community Esports Tournament Energized by Sting

Sting Energy Drink energizes the Pinoy gaming community with the announcement of the Sting Olstar Showdown tournament, where Filipino gamers can compete for a grand prize pool of Php 500,000.00 by playing multiplayer online battle arena game Dota 2 and online first-person shooter game Crossfire.


Sting fuels competitive gamers with Hataw Energy

"Olstar Showdown embodies more than just competition; it's a tribute to the vibrant gaming culture that thrived in the era of internet cafes. By fostering an environment reminiscent of those golden days, Sting aims to reignite the spirit of camaraderie and passion within the gaming community. It's about celebrating the roots of esports, cultivating excellence, showcasing talent, and pushing the boundaries of gaming prowess," explains Cristina Sim, NCB Brand Manager.

The Sting Olstar Showdown tournament features an offline elimination stage from June 15 - July 7, 2024, followed by an online group stage to be held on July 13 - 14, 2024, to determine the top four teams advancing to the finals.

The finals are set to take place at the Philippine Game Dev Expo (PGDX) on July 26 - 27, 2024, at the SMX Convention Center.

Embracing the Spirit of Traditional Esports Gaming:

In an effort to reconnect with the roots of esports gaming, the Olstar Showdown tournament embraces the nostalgia of the "good old days" when players would gather in internet cafes to compete in Dota and Counter-Strike. By hosting the tournament in TNC Cyber Cafes and encouraging participation from the local gaming community, Sting hopes to revive this cherished experience and inspire a new generation of gamers to compete just like their predecessors did.

Aspiring Olstar Showdown competitors can register their teams during the Sting “Olstar sa Hataw” Roadshow, an esports tour across selected TNC Cyber Cafes from June 4 - 9, 2024, where they play against other teams and become energized by Sting.

The participating TNC cyber cafes are:
  • TNC Morayta
  • TNC Marikina
  • TNC Dasmariñas
Early registrants will receive a mousepad, lanyard, jersey and priority in the bracket.

“We want to empower the next generation of gamers and aspiring esports enthusiasts,” Cristina Sim, NCB Brand Manager reiterated. “Join Sting on this journey as we strive to elevate Pinoy gaming to its peak, setting new standards of performance and promoting the best gaming talent around.”


With its energy-boosting formula and delicious, invigorating taste, Sting provides the gaming community with the right energy to enhance their physical performance and mental focus so they can play at their best. Visit www.facebook.com/StingEnergyDrinkPH to learn more.