Riot Games and CTBC Bank Partner for the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series

Leading Taiwanese bank is the primary partner of the PCS and strategic investor in LoL Esports in Southeast Asia, with the Pacific Championship Series which commenced on 20 June


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 Legends of Runeterra, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Teamfight Tactics, and multiple work-in-progress titles, while exploring the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, and more.

Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide. Riot has been featured on numerous lists including Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” “25 Best Companies to Work in Technology,” “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials,” and “50 Best Workplaces for Flexibility.”


CTBC Bank Co., Ltd. has been helping build customers’ personal wealth and Taiwan’s economy for more than 50 years. In addition to its 152 branches nationwide, CTBC Bank has the most extensive international presence of any Taiwanese bank, with 116 overseas branches across 14 countries and regions. Having purchased a subsidiary, The Tokyo Star Bank, in Japan and having established CTBC Bank subsidiaries in the U.S., Canada, the Philippines, and Indonesia, the Bank has laid a strong foundation for regional business, providing international enterprises with comprehensive transnational financial services.

Looking ahead, we plan to continue optimizing our international service network as well as to provide our customers with even more convenient global services. We will also continue to expand our efforts in operational performance, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and environmental sustainability as we cement our status as “Taiwan Champion, Asia Leader.”

Appendix A – PCS 2020 Team Profiles

Ahq Esports Club

Established in 2012 and led by team captain Ziv, ahq is a team of lively, passionate players who call Taipei home. Having represented the LMS region at multiple World Championships, ahq's sense of unity, discipline and a "never say never" attitude have seen them grow from a young and scrappy team to one of the most celebrated esports organizations in the region. With an unconventional and unscripted playstyle, ahq excels in breaking deadlocks and getting out of the stickiest of situations. The team believes that skills speak louder than words, and are determined to write a new page in history this year with the PCS.

Alpha Esports

Alpha Esports, a Taipei team established in 2017, is entering the PCS with a brand new roster. Having made their debut at Season 9 of the LMS, the team has grown in strength and has held firmly to their philosophy of rising together. Alpha has surprises in store for the PCS audience, and are confident that their assertive playstyle and unwavering team communication will have them playing at their very best.

Berjaya Dragons

One of the youngest teams in the region and in the league, Berjaya Dragons is not to be underestimated. The team makes its professional esports debut at the PCS this year, representing their home city of Kuala Lumpur and waving their flag as the "Pride of Malaysia". Backed by Malaysian conglomerate, Berjaya Corporation Berhad, Berjaya Dragons is set to ignite and leave its indelible mark on the region's LoL esports scene.

Machi Esports

Established in 2014 by music and entertainment maven Jeffrey Huang, Machi Esports has long aspired to represent Taipei in the international esports scene. As one of the very first League of Legends esports teams in the region, Machi Esports has enjoyed much international success. After a subsequent rebrand to M17, followed by a break in 2018, the team is returning once more as Machi Esports and resuming their League of Legends journey at the PCS.

Hong Kong Attitude

Established in 2013, Hong Kong Attitude is considered amongst the top esports organizations in the region. With an experimental playstyle that pits team members against new strategies and tactics, Hong Kong Attitude is always looking to change up their game. The team is determined to groom the best possible team to glorify the region, and aims to push the esports envelope at PCS this year.

Taipei J Team

Taipei J Team is the evolution of S2 World Champions Taipei Assassins. Taipei J Team first debuted during the 2016 LMS Summer Split, and after years of consistently strong performance, won the 2019 LMS Summer Split and clinched a spot in the World Championship Top 16. Owned by acclaimed musician Jay Chou, Taipei J Team is ranked as one of the region's top teams today and believes that anyone has the potential to be a star. This year in the PCS, they are determined to nurture top-level players - giving them a chance to shine, and at the same time creating a truly exciting experience for their fans.

Liyab Esports

In just a short span of time, Liyab has become synonymous with Filipino esports. Fans may be familiar with their aggressively punishing playstyle and top talent like DoeDoii - whom many tout as the best jungler in the Philippines. Despite having undergone several changes recently (including a change from their former name of Mineski), Liyab has kept their Filipino heart and spirit intact, valuing mentality and attitude above raw skills, and keeping their eye on the prize.

Nova Esports

Having conquered several mobile game championships since its inception in 2016, Nova Esports now represents Bangkok in the PCS and is committed to bringing their championship DNA to the league. The team believes in nurturing and mentoring young players into the next generation of esports stars. With their tenacity, robust management support and undeterring will to win, Nova Esports is set to show us just how #NOVASTRONG they really are.


Established in 2017, Resurgence is the largest esports organisation in Singapore. Inspired by the phoenix that graces their team logo, Resurgence is passionate about creating positive impact in their community, and steering the growth of esports in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Known for their highly methodical and objective-driven playstyle, Resurgence's core values lie in discipline, accountability, and open communication. Key players to watch include Raven, whose strong reputation ranks him amongst the most talented players in the country. With the goal of empowering and building sustainable careers for aspiring esports players, Resurgence aims to take esports in the region to the next level.

PSG Talon

Much like their namesake, PSG Talon is a sharp and hungry team from Hong Kong that made its debut in the PCS and has already surprised the world by clinching the Spring Split championship. Though new to League of Legends esports, PSG Talon is no stranger to the scene, having won championships for many competitive games. With electrifying players such as Hanabi, River and Kaiwing, PSG Talon focuses on teamwork and synergy, and will be calling for one and all to #BLEEDCRIMSON as they seek to dominate the rest of the PCS in 2020.

Singapore – Jun 22, 2020 – the official PCS website.

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