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Filipina voice actor successfully finds niche in gaming industry

It had always been Vanille Velasquez’ dream to be part of video games and animation as she was a gamer herself.

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).

War-themed video game fuels wave of misinformation

Footage from the war-themed Arma 3 video game, often marked "live" or "breaking news" to make it appear genuine, has been used repeatedly in recent months in fake videos about the Russian offensive in Ukraine.

Philippine esports gains traction in 2022

Esports has certainly continued to make waves in the Philippines this past year.

Video game hub Japan confronts problem of addiction

From Super Mario to Final Fantasy, Japan has long been synonymous with gaming, but some experts and parents fear a growing addiction problem is going unaddressed.

Predator Gaming reaffirms mission to strengthen Philippine esports 

The country's leading gaming hardware brand Predator Gaming continues to move forward with its long-term efforts to strengthen the esports industry in the Philippines through regular participation in onsite events.

Pride, patriotism key themes for MPL PH visual art in M4

The official Facebook page of the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines posted the key visual art for the Philippine campaign to the coming world championships in Indonesia.

'God of War Ragnarok' collaborates with Filipino artists for launch

Sony Interactive Entertainment has partnered with numerous brands and artists in celebration of the game's release last November 9.

Riot Games promises more local events after ESGS

Riot Games' debut in the Philippine convention scene saw blockbuster lines at the developer's booth during the Esports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) over the weekend.
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