A Weekend of Thrilling E-Sports Action at Globe Conquerors Manila 2018
Globe At Home kicks off FREE internet for League of Legends with HomeSURF promos
Thousands of gaming fanatics flocked to the Mall of Asia Arena this August 18-19 for the country's biggest League of Legends event, Globe Conquerors Manila 2018! Presented by Globe and Garena, the major e-sports tournament saw eight teams from the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia battle it out to become the best team in Southeast Asia. Gamers were also treated to the new HomeSURF promo of free internet for gaming from Globe At Home!
Electrifying regional playoffs
Thai powerhouse team Ascension Gaming rose to the top with a perfect 6-0 record. Fresh off their win at the Garena Premier League 2018 Spring in March, they gained unbreakable momentum and crushed Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur Hunters in the semi-finals and fellow Thai team MEGA ESports in the finals. They won the grand prize of $100,000 plus the coveted spot at the League of Legends World Championship in Korea as the Southeast Asian representative.
"All in all, Globe Conquerors Manila 2018 was a major success. There was a great turnout from LoL fans, amazing performances from all of the teams including the celebrities, and a world-class production befitting a world-class game. Pinoy gaming fans can definitely expect a Globe Conquerors Manila 2019," said Jake San Diego, Globe Gaming Director.
Celebs compete for a cause
Fans didn't tune in just for the SEA playoffs, they also cheered for their favorite celebrities as they returned to the Rift for Celebrity Showmatch 3! Team Ruby consisted of Pinoy crooner Christian Bautista, popular international gaming streamer Cowsep, comedian Empoy Marquez, gaming vlogger Ashley Gosiengfiao, and Fliptop rapper Sinio. On the other end, Team Sapphire consisted of Baste Duterte, teen heartthrob Jack Reid, rapper Shehyee, Miss World 2013 Megan Young, and model/actor Mikael Daez.