[12 August 2014] GameX, the online portal developed by wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) for eSports players, has partnered with game publisher Garena for the upcoming GameX Pro Gaming Series finals in its search for the top League of Legends (LoL) team that will represent the country in the world arena.
GameX, the online portal developed by wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) for eSports players, has partnered with game publisher Garena in search of the top League of Legends (LoL) team that will represent the country in the world arena.
A popular multiplayer online battle arena game, LoL pits two teams of powerful champions in a head-to-head battle across different fields and game modes. The game’s unique and exciting design requires a lot of strategy and coordination among team members, and is one of the reasons for its active following worldwide.
In the Philippines, GameX is backing the GameX Pro Gaming Series, the country’s premiere LoL professional league, where top teams compete for a slot in the regional Garena Premier League.
GameX Pro Gaming Series finals at Rampage 2014 on Aug.16
The GameX Pro Gaming Series will hold its much awaited finals for the summer season at the World Trade Center in Pasay City on August 16, Saturday, as among the highlights of Rampage 2014, the biggest gathering of League of Legends aficionados in the Philippines.
The GameX Pro Gaming Series winning team is set to battle it out with the top teams from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand on the regional level, to eventually advance to the Garena Premier League. This is the only way for teams to qualify for the upcoming annual League of Legends World Championships Series to be held at the Seoul World Cup stadium, South Korea on October 19.
Fans of the popular game may troop to Rampage 2014 to root for their favorite team, as well as enjoy a full day of other cool activities, such as a Cosplay Clash featuring the characters of League of Legends, exciting game booths and raffle draws for premium items. The event will also be capped by a special performance by Filipino rock band Imago.
Leading Pinoy eSports players to the global arena
“Aside from being a one-stop portal where Filipino gamers may conveniently purchase their gaming credits, GameX takes the lead in boosting the awareness and growth of eSports in the country, as well as supporting outstanding Pinoy talent in this space,“ said Mellissa Limcaoco, head of Smart’s Innovation and Product Development Group.
“Filipinos are among the most passionate players of eSports, which harnesses technology in promoting teamwork, cooperation and global interaction. We believe Filipinos may dominate the world stage and it is in supporting leagues and tournaments, such as the GameX Pro Gaming Series, that we are able to lead these top Pinoy players to the global arena,” added Limcaoco.
For more information on GameX, visit http://www.gamex.ph/epins. For more details on Rampage 2014 activities, visit lol.garena.ph/rampage2014/.