A new worldclass multi-gaming E-sports center (ESC) is now open at the UP Town Center in Quezon City.
It was recently launched by Globe Telecom to give local gaming enthusiasts a new haven where they can have a world class gaming experience.
In a report, Globe SVP and Head for Content Business Group Nikko Acosta bared that ESC is the first of its kind in the country. He said it “is an experience hub in which Filipino gamers and gaming enthusiasts can participate in the competition, creation of live streaming content, and interaction with other members of different e-sports communities.”
Inside the gaming hub, there are three arenas — The Studio, Mobile Arena, and PC Arena.
Aside from providing a world class experience to gamers, Globe Telecom also aims to position e-sports as a real sports; making gamers real athletes. The launch of the gaming hub also came in time for build up activities towards the official inclusion of e-sports in 30th Southeast Asian Games.
E-sports, Acosta said, is also seen to bring together different communities of popular games like Arena of Valor, Rules of Survival, League of Legends, and Tekken among others in one venue to upgrade their knowledge and gauge their skill levels with others through peer learning of new strategies and techniques.
The company has also an advocacy in e-sports — #PlayItRight — to emphasize the importance of discipline, nutrition, physical wellness, and cognitive development in the rising sports event.
The opening of ESC in Quezon City came after Globe Telecom, together with its partner Mineski, introduced Team Liyab as their first e-sports professional team.
They will be fielded in the upcoming SEA Games, which will be hosted by the Philippines from November 30 to December 11 this year.