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Smart Siklab Saya empowers PH ‘Mobile Legends’ scene

Feb 10, 2020 - 1:02 PM

People from all walks of life gathered at the SM North EDSA Sky Dome last February 1 and 2 for Smart Siklab Saya

TEAM 'TRABAHO'. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

5 games shortlisted for SEA Games 2019's esport events

Dec 22, 2018 - 1:02 PM

SEA Games 2019 marks the first time for esports to be an official medal event. Prior, esports were a demonstration event at the 2018 Asian Games.

ARENA OF VALOR. Garena's mobile multiplayer online battle arena title 'Arena of Valor' boasts over 200 million players worldwide, making it among the biggest games in the world. Photo from Garena

Cebuano veteran dominates Road to The Nationals' 'Tekken 7' Qualifiers

Sep 25, 2018 - 5:31 PM

UFTC|Gogoy's Xiaoyu defeats Gio's Master Raven in first leg of The Road to the Nationals 'Tekken 7' tournament

CHAMP. UFTC|Gogoy will represent Cebu in The Nationals of the Tekken 7 tournament. Photo from release

eSports' 2022 Asian Games medal status put on hold

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:04 PM

An Olympic Council of Asia official says eSports needs to have 'one international federation' before it can be included as an official medal sport

GROWING SCENE. An esport athlete competes at Thailand's Intel Game Time event in June 2017. Photo from Shutterstock

PH Esports set to rise with new national sports association

Jul 25, 2018 - 3:44 PM

The Esports National Association of the Philippines (ESNAP) hopes to develop world-class Filipino talents in online gaming

CORNERSTONE. (from left to right) TV 5 president and CEO Chot Reyes, tournament organizer Richard Brojan and ESNAP secretary-general Ren Vitug pioneer the launch of the country's first franchise model esports league. Photo from PUBLICITYASIA

Valve rescinds PH 'Dota 2' tournament's Major designation

Jan 05, 2018 - 9:39 AM

The decision is 'based on what we feel are unreasonable infringements on the privacy of the players, as a condition to enter the country,' says Valve

GALAXY BATTLES 2. Valve revokes this tournament's Major status. Image from Galaxy Battles Facebook page.

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The decision by the Olympic Council of Asia OCA to debut the new category during the games in the eastern city of Hangzhou raised eyebrows

E-SPORTS IN ASIA GAMES 2022. The Olympic Council of Asia and Alisports of China announce their partnership to bring e-sports to the official sports program of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Image from ocasia.org

PH wins big at 2016 World Electronic Sports Games

Jan 16, 2017 - 9:17 AM

TNC Pro Team wins the WESG 2016 DOTA 2 tournament while Euneil Staz Javiñas bags the Hearthstone grand prize

TROPHY. This Trophy awaits the winners of the 2016 World Electronic Sports Games. Photo from WESG website.

2 days left to register for Asus' Dota 2 and CS:GO tournament

Sep 07, 2016 - 1:30 PM

P115 000 is at stake at Asus ROG Masters 2016 Gaming Tournament Philippine Qualifiers

GAME ON. Asus' Dota 2 and CS:GO tournaments are a chance for local teams to go for gold in the global e-sports scene. Screenshot from Asus ROG website

The Manila Major: A grand finale recap

Jun 13, 2016 - 9:13 PM

It s a finale made for the ages with the two best DotA2 teams in the world vying for the top spot Read on for a recap of the Grand Final match up

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG BATTLES. The DOTA 2 Manila Major Arena. Photo taken by Franz Francisco Chan.

The Manila Major Grand Finals: OG wins!

Jun 12, 2016 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED At the end of the day OG takes the trophy

Photo by Don Kevin Hapal/Rappler

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 5

Jun 11, 2016 - 8:00 AM

It s the second to the last day of DOTA 2 action for the Manila Major tournament Today s matches promise to provide plenty of excitement for spectators around the world

THE FIELD OF BATTLE. Two teams face off. Photo from PGL eSports Facebook page.

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 4

Jun 10, 2016 - 8:20 AM

More DOTA 2 battles await on this 4th day of the Manila Major

THE MANILA MAJOR. Screen shot from Twitch Stream.

The Manila Major raises hopes, aspirations for PH gaming scene

Jun 09, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The Manila Major hype is real Fans from various places come to watch the matches – from Manila nearby provinces like Bulacan and Cavite and even all the way from the Visayas

 Photo by Joy Picar

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 3

Jun 09, 2016 - 8:00 AM

As the third day of epic DOTA 2 gaming dawns who do you think will capture the hearts and minds of Manila Major viewers?

Photo by Don Kevin Hapal/Rappler

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 2

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Day 2 of the Manila Major DOTA 2 tournament is on Who do you think will come out on top?

MANILA MAJOR. A view of the stage for the Manila Major on Day 1 of the event. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal/Rappler

The DOTA 2 Manila Major kicks off

Jun 08, 2016 - 12:20 AM

The battle is on for the 3 million prize pool of The Manila Major

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Catch all the DOTA 2 action LIVE on Rappler

The Manila Major: What it is, where to watch

Jun 03, 2016 - 5:14 PM

The long wait is finally over – The Manila Major 2016 is here

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major 2016 Group Stage

Jun 03, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Catch the DOTA 2 action LIVE on Rappler

Schedule, teams set for ESL One Manila esports tourney

Apr 21, 2016 - 11:38 PM

What s at stake? A 250 000 prize pool and the chance to boost the region s growing gaming industry

Dota 2's Manila Major ticket sales, event details released

Mar 08, 2016 - 9:02 AM

The Manila Major is set to take place from June 7 to 12 at the Mall of Asia Arena

THE MANILA MAJOR. The DOTA 2 community will be looking forward to this big event happening from June 5 to 12. Image from DOTA 2.

Sony, ESL Gaming to hold Call of Duty Asia Championship

Jan 05, 2016 - 1:05 PM

The finals will be held at the 2016 Taipei Game Show in Taiwan on February 1

Ubisoft invites Filipinos to submit their resumes at ESGS

Oct 25, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Ubisoft is inviting ESGS attendees to submit their resumes for an opportunity to join the company as it is pooling talent for its established studios

UBISOFT AT ESGS. Photo by Nadine Pacis

WATCH: Crossfire Stars 2015 National Finals

Oct 14, 2015 - 6:08 PM

The winner takes 5 000 top prize

HIGHLIGHTS: Rampage 2015

Aug 26, 2015 - 6:18 PM

Did you miss League of Legends biggest event?

1st Rappler Gaming League Invitational Week 4 recap: Jondar Uppercut vs Burning Rae

Jul 02, 2015 - 9:58 PM

Jondar Uppercut and Burning Rae battle it out in Week 4 of Rappler Gaming League s Invitational DotA2 Tournament

1st Rappler Gaming League Invitational Week 3 recap: Jonas with Friends vs Pink Ocean

Jun 24, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Jonas with Friends and Pink Ocean battle for supremacy in Week 3 of Rappler Gaming League s Invitational DotA2 Tournament

1st Rappler Gaming League Invitational Week 2 recap: SuperNatural vs Monsta X

Jun 19, 2015 - 7:26 PM

SuperNatural and Monsta X battle it out in Week 2 of Rappler Gaming League s Invitational DotA2 Tournament

Start-up Unikrn bets on e-sports wagering

Jun 19, 2015 - 7:34 AM

Unirkrn co founder Rahul Sood: We believe there is no better way to heighten the experience than through betting

UNIKRN. Image from Unikrn Facebook page

1st Rappler Gaming League Invitational Week 1 recap: TNC Pro Gaming vs Team Loli

Jun 10, 2015 - 1:34 PM

TNC Pro Gaming and Team Loli clash in the Rappler Gaming League s Invitational DotA2 Tournament

E-sports take the spotlight in Pinoy Gaming Festival 2015

Jun 01, 2015 - 9:57 PM

All girl tourneys a DOTA 2 playing grandpa and more

Game Night episode 6 recap: UP Eng Cup Astral DotA2 Finals

Jun 01, 2015 - 5:17 PM

Who will come out on top between Pooh and Friends and Smile?

 Pooh and Friends wraps around Smile perfectly in Game 1’s final push.

Pinoy Gaming Festival 2015 takes e-sports in PH to new heights

May 30, 2015 - 11:30 AM

The local e sports scene come together for a 2 day gaming extravaganza

GAME NIGHT PODCAST: Pre-TI5 DOTA2 patch, metagame issues, Aghanim's updates

May 04, 2015 - 6:02 PM

Join RGL AZ and RGL Lentropy as they discuss the big pre TI5 DotA2 patch from Valve

Game Night episode 3 recap: Imperium vs Pooh and Friends vs SuperNatural

Apr 27, 2015 - 8:57 PM

Imperium Pooh and Friends and SuperNatural clash with each other in this week s featured showmatches

Game Night episode 2 recap: Kulafu Gaming vs Team Loli vs Jondar Uppercut

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Who among Kulafu Gaming Team Loli and Jondar Uppercut will prevail in these week s showmatches?

HIGHLIGHTS: Game Night DOTA 2 showmatch, April 25

Apr 25, 2015 - 5:43 PM

DOTA 2 showmatch between teams Imperium Pooh and Friends and Phoenix Int Supernatural Who will win?

HIGHLIGHTS: Game Night DOTA 2 showmatch, April 18

Apr 18, 2015 - 6:18 PM

DOTA 2 showmatch between teams Marwan Loli and Jondar Who won?

Game Night episode 1 recap: Jonas with Friends vs Deadpan Gaming

Apr 15, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Jonas with Friends wins the night s showmatch

JwF.Siapo crushes his enemies in style, jumping from one target to the next in a very precise manner

Game Night episode 1 recap: K7T vs Deadpan Gaming

Apr 15, 2015 - 2:53 PM

K7T bounces back and defeats Deadpan Gaming in Game 2

DG.Papapao (Axe) helps DG.eXe (Vengeful Spirit) secure the kill on Earthshaker (K7T.Quack SE)

Game Night episode 1 recap: Jonas with Friends vs K7T

Apr 15, 2015 - 1:38 PM

How did Jonas with Friends defeat K7T? Read this recap by Game Night s AZ

HIGHLIGHTS: Game Night DOTA 2 showmatch

Apr 11, 2015 - 5:29 PM

Live commentary from DOTA 2 gamers on Saturday April 11

Why offload Team Rave? Senator wants BI, POEA to explain

Apr 06, 2015 - 2:16 PM

Senator Bam Aquino: ‘They have traveled several times to South Korea using the same documents they presented in the past without any hitch Suddenly they were barred from leaving without any valid reason ’

RAVE. DOTA 2 Team Rave. Photo from Rave-Dota Facebook page.