GosuGamers and Fulcrum strengthen grassroots esports in the Philippines

02 February 2023


 Fulcrum Esports, GosuGamers
Image credit: Fulcrum Esports, GosuGamers

Esports gaming website GosuGamers has teamed up with Filipino gaming and esports organisation Fulcrum Esports to bolster the grassroots esports scene in the Philippines.

The partnership looks to develop community-level gaming and esports tournaments as well as events in the country. The events will provide more exposure and experience to players and teams to help them be discovered by bigger organisations, according to a release.

Alongside announcing the collaboration, GosuGamers will also launch its esports event platform, GosuBattles, in the Philippines. The platform looks to develop capabilities for organisers as well as expose players to more tournaments and professional structures. 

Founded in 2019, Fulcrum Esports is a subsidiary of horse racing institution Philippine Racing Club Inc. The company organises a range of grassroots events in the country and owns a local gaming cafe. 

Both parties have revealed that there are also ambitions to develop workshops and educational materials that will utilise both companies’ expertise. 

As such, GosuGamers and Fulcrum Esports aim to roll out the initial programme that targets educational institutions and local government units in 2023. In the announcement, both brands revealed that the programmes will not just bring education to gamers, but to parents as well.

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Ronald Allan Caluste, President of Fulcrum Esports, commented: “We are very excited to partner up with GosuGamers with their GosuGamers Academy for something we are passionate about. 

“Gaming Education also is very important to us not only in terms of teaching kids how to play the right way, but more importantly use it as a platform to develop STEM-based skills and positive attributes such as leadership, communication, problem-solving, and self-care management needed to succeed in life.” 

The Philippines also made headlines earlier in the year when it was revealed that the country will host the M5 World Championships, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s largest international event. According to Esports Charts, the M4 World Championship secured 4.2m peak viewers

Tom Daniels
Tom has been part of Esports Insider's team since October 2020 and is currently the platform's Editor. When not playing Football Manager, he enjoys reporting on the mobile esports scene as well as the betting sector.