PHP 5 Million worth of Globe Cup Points up for grabs as PPGL launches its Fall Season of the 2021 Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series this July

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Summer is long gone, and the new season brings a new set of challenges. For Globe and Mineski Philippines, the country’s premier esports organization, together with Riot Games Southeast Asia, official mobile partner OPPO, and official sponsor Master, it’s the perfect time to spice up the upcoming months with the Fall Season of the esports tournament, 2021 League of Legends: Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Philippines.

The Wild Rift SEA Icon Series is the official tournament for League of Legends: Wild Rift, licensed by Riot Games. Following a successful summer season, the 2021 League of Legends: Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Philippines: Fall Season adapts a new and promising tournament format, starting with the Open Qualifiers. Teams can compete in four qualifier tournaments wherein the top teams will advance to the group stage featuring a total of 16 teams, including the top 4 teams from the previous season: Amihan Esports, Team Secret, Liyab Esports, and Omega Esports. Each series won in the tournament will award Globe Cup Points, all convertible to cash and equivalent to PHP1 each. The tournament starts this month and closes registrations on July 4, 2021, giving all teams a chance to win an accumulation of 5,000,000 worth of Globe Cup points, equivalent to five million pesos at stake.

“The big change for the Fall Season is that all teams, regardless of team composition and location, can now play in the 2021 League of Legends: Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Philippines. As we continue to uphold our responsibility as the license holder of Riot Games esports in the country, we will continue to listen to our players’ and fans’ needs and continuously improve the experience,” says Mark Navarro, Country Manager of Mineski Philippines.

Co-presented by Globe, the tournament will be done through the Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL) starting with Open Qualifiers for all Philippine teams who registered from June 21 to July 4. Four rounds of Open Qualifiers with 265 teams each will be happening from July 1 to 11. The top three teams from each round will then advance to the Group Stage, with the third team to be determined via battle for third.

The competition will heat up during the Group Stage happening from July 23 to August 15, done via double round-robin. The 12 teams coming from the Open Qualifiers will then be shuffled into 4 groups and each group will be joined by one team seeded from the Summer Playoffs. The top 2 teams from each group will then qualify for the Playoffs.

The eight teams left in battle shall then fight to the finish for the champion spot.

DC Dominguez, Head of Game and Esports of Globe Telecom says, “It’s difficult to overstate just how the esports industry has boomed over the past few years, especially so in the past year with all of us staying at home. This new tournament format for the League of Legends: Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Philippines:Fall Season just widens the possibilities and excitement for everyone involved, especially the Filipino esports enthusiasts. With the rise of Wild Rift users in the Philippines we are creating data packs and SKUs that greatly enhance their gaming experience.”

Lastly, this season, we are thrilled to announce that not just the champions, but everyone that has won and progressed in this tournament, stands a chance to be awarded Globe Cup Points.

Navarro, speaking on behalf of Mineski and partners Globe, Riot Games, Oppo, and Master adds, “We can not contain our excitement for the Fall Season of the 2021 Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Philippines. Every tournament is a treat to players and fans alike, but we are particularly compelled with this one. The local esports scene is bursting at the seams with potential and it is in tournaments like this that we discover new talent that can one day become the best in the world. It’s a proud moment in Philippine esports history!”.

Open Qualifier registrations were announced on the website and the PPGL Facebook page on June 21. Registration closes on July 4. Each Open Qualifier will be capped at 265 teams on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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.

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 Globe

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 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.

About OPPO

OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since launching its first smartphone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology, Today, OPPO provides customers with a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series, ColorOS operating system, as well as internet services such as OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 research institutes and 4 R&D centers worldwide and an international design center in London, OPPO’s more than 40,000 employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.

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