FILIPINO gamers will get the chance to learn from the best as Esportsplay Gaming formalized its tie-up with one of the world’s most formidable professional DOTA 2 teams in LGD.
The two groups officially merged last Tuesday to form LGD International that will scout, train, and coach core players from the Philippines and Southeast Asia to compete in The International (T.I), the biggest DOTA 2 tournament ever.
Esportsplay Gaming chairman and CEO Ivan Angelo Cuevas and COO John Tse signed the contract with LGD General Manager Pan Fei and LGD CEO Pan “Ruru” Jie during the launch dubbed “LGD International Launch Party: A Collab of LGD &Esportsplay Gaming” at the Conrad Hotel.
“The country has produced many esports players. Esports Gaming is planning to solidify the Philippines in the Esports map with this collaboration with one of the best teams in the world,” said Cuevas.
“Forming one DOTA 2 team is just one vision for LGD International. With their experience training a team, I have all the confidence in the world to grow the esports community in the country,” Tse said.
Fans, gamers, and Esports enthusiasts present during the event got the chance to face star players such as Ah Jit, Chuan, and Ruru in a friendly match.
“We hope we can bring the Philippines esports to higher level and help Filipino DOTA 2 players succeed in international tournaments,” said Ruru.