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P50K at stake in Smart Giga Arena anniversary tournament

Smart GIGA Arena, the country’s first all-in-one esports platform, marked its first anniversary with a milestone of one million users since its historic launch last year.

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Multi-title tourney marks Smart Giga Arena's 1st anniversary

The country's first esports platform, Smart Giga Arena, is set to celebrate its first anniversary with the Anniversary Tournament Cup, which stakes a Php50,000 prize pool.

Chantelle Hernandez relishes chance to provide voice for women in esports

Mobile Legends Professional League-Philippines caster Chantelle Hernandez shares her journey to being the one of the top voices of Philippine esports.

Filipino gamer bucks odds with bronze finish in Teamfight Tactics Asian Cup

Lone Filipino player Allen Raye "ARaye" Vibar hurdled some of Asia’s top players, including a former champion, to finish third in the Teamfight Tactics Asian Cup held online over the weekend.

MPL PH Season 11: ECHO regains lead, TNC finally wins in Week 3

World champion ECHO has retaken the solo lead in the rankings after sweeping all their matches in Week Three of the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines (MPL PH) Season 11.

Philippine esports' best to be feted in MPL PH scribes' awards night

Powered by SMART, the scribes regularly covering the MPL PH games during the Seasons 9 and 10 and international tournaments MLBB: Southeast Asia Cup and the M4 World Championship, selected and voted for the top Filipino players who shone and made significant impact to the successes of their respective teams while also exemplifying the spirit of sportsmanship, competition and fair play.

Olympic esports series to feature nine 'virtual sports'

The nine virtual sports are Archery, Baseball, Chess, Cycling, Dance, Motor Sport, Sailing, Taekwondo, and Tennis.

WATCH: 'The Nationals' poised to become breeding ground for Philippine esports

WATCH: Philippines nears esports SEAG pool completion


Missing out on SEA Games, college esports champ LPU relishes Sibol MLBB qualifiers bid

Two-time Collegiate Center for Esports (CCE) champions Lyceum of the Philippines is soaking in the adventure of being able to compete in the Sibol National Team Selection qualifiers recently.

The 'Kontrapelo' Meta: How ECHO's Split-Push keyed their dominance in M4

ECHO’s game winning split-push strat, sometimes referred to by casters as a backdoor play, would see a member or two disengage from the current objective in the map, usually a lord take, and would instead go for the base to finish the game.

How ECHO broke the code of Blacklist International at the M4 World Championships

ECHO ended the dynasty of Blacklist International, breaking the almost adamantine code and triumphantly taking home the title of the best Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Team in the world last Jan. 15 in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Players find extra drive with overwhelming fan support at M4 Mobile Legends tourney

The overwhelming support of a crowd can turn the tides in a very intense matchup.

Filipino Mobile Legend coaches make mark on international scene

With 50% of the teams having a Filipino in its coaching staff, it was no surprise that after the group stages and the first few days of the M4 knockout stages, all squads in the upper bracket semifinals are led by a Filipino mentor (coincidentally both matchups will be a Philippine vs Indonesian team).
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