Globe Telecom and Esports AcadArena have partnered with Riot Games Southeast Asia to develop collegiate esports in the Philippines.
Globe Telecom, the country’s major provider of telecommunications services, has worked with AcadArena for over a year.
Last week, Globe and Esports AcadArena announced that they would be launching esports scholarships. Three levels of merit are available. Competitive and leadership merits are attainable, and finally, there is a ‘Family Good Game Grant,’ which is “open to families of players with good character who qualified in any official tournament of the AcadArena.”
Chris Tran, Head of Esports at Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, spoke on the alliance in a release: “Collegiate-level esports is an important step in nurturing the next generation of professional players and video game industry professionals, and we are excited to work closely with Esports AcadArena and Globe Telecom to bring our games to campuses in the Philippines.”
Interested student organisations from the Philippines can apply for accreditation in order to access a variety of benefits. This includes monthly tournament support, exclusive league access, industry support, and scholarships.
Dennis Christian Dominguez, Head of Games and Esports for Globe Telecom, added: “Globe has always been at the forefront of supporting the grassroots initiatives for esports in colleges and universities. As a strategic partner for Riot Games and AcadArena we look forward to working with both to continue making gaming and esports related programs that will benefit the school and the students across the Philippines.”
Esports Insider Says: This is a great partnership and idea to get more students involved in the esports scene in the Philippines. The pandemic will have forced more extracurricular activities online, so it only makes sense that esports steps up in the country where it can for the downtime of students.