The Next Big Thing in Global eSports
What do you get when you combine the immense talent of Filipinos for eSports with the advanced technology of Taiwan gaming products? A hard-to-beat tandem that could shake the walls of global eSports.
At the recently concluded 2019 Taiwan Excellence eSports Cup held October 4-6, 2019, at the SM City North EDSA, The Block Atrium in Quezon City, guests, gaming enthusiasts, and spectators were treated to a demonstration of how the synthesis of Pinoy prowess and Taiwan Excellence can elevate the local eSports community.
Highlighting exhilarating tournaments for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) arid League of Legends (LoL), the teams who vied for a slice of the competition’s P430,000 prize pool showed how fabulous gameplay can be further boosted through the use of high-quality gaming devices from top Taiwan brands.
Among the products on site were the Asus Republic of Garners (ROG) Strix Scar III G531, ROG Strix G G731GV, Asus TUF Gaming FX505DV, and ROG Zephyrus M. Gigabyte’s Z390 Aorus WaterForce Xtreme motherboard; Aorus memory cards and peripherals, AVerMedia’s plug-and-play AM310 USB microphone, InWin’s WINBOT Limited Edition Transparent Spherical case, and Kingmax’s Semiconductor were also on display for guests to try out. Transcend and T-Force also showcased their line of memory cards and external portable SSDs, while Zyxel will introduce its tri-band Wi-Fi system, and an array of peripherals s from XPG, Zadak, and G.Skill were also demoed at the event.
As thousands of guests and spectators witnessed the tournaments and experienced Taiwan gaming products through brand booths, the 2019 Taiwan Excellence eSports Cup has proven the viability of the Philippines as a rapidly growing market for gaming. With more and more Filipinos getting into gaming, streaming and professional eSports, Taiwan promises to strengthen its commitment to support aspiring eSports athletes and budding enthusiasts by making their latest and most advanced gaming devices and products more easily accessible to Filipino consumers.
“As it has always been, the aim of Taiwan Excellence is to make lives better by bringing our technologies and products closer to the consumers and users who need them the most. Through events like the 2019 Taiwan Excellence eSports Cup, we are able to give the Filipino gaming community the experience of enhanced gameplay through optimized devices from Taiwan makers, as well as to give the opportunity to eSports athletes to showcase their skills in the regional arena,” says Mr. CT Wu, Director of the Strategic Marketing Department of TAITRA.
As a next step to help boost the Philippine eSports community, the winning team of the CS:GO tournament will be representing the country in an upcoming international competition in Taiwan, which will be the culmination of a series of Taiwan Excellence eSports Cups also held in Malaysia, Thailand, and India.
Also featured in the event are a cosplay competition that celebrated Filipino creativity and ingenuity, brand booths where guests got to try and experience Taiwan’s latest gaming devices first-hand, games and activities, entertainment from UPeepz Dance Crew and pop-rock band GraceNote, and appearances by gaming and cosplay celebrities Myrtle Sarrosa and Ashley Gosiengfiao.
The 2019 Taiwan Excellence eSports Cup is organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA); with partner brands Asus Republic of Garners, Aorus, AVerMedia, In-Win, Kingmax, Transcend, XPG, T Force, Zadak, G.Skill, and Zyxel.
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