The team’s quest to become this season’s PPGL Arena of Valor champs officially takes off
Team Liyab, the professional esports team of Globe in partnership with Mineski, continues on its quest to dominate PH esports as it scored a spot at the Globe Philippine Pro Gaming League - Arena of Valor (PPGL - AOV) championships this season.
During the preliminaries, the team bested Gorilla Gaming and Resurgence in a series of adrenaline-pumping, heart-stopping games, again through impeccable focus, determination, patience, and impeccable display of teamwork.
In the first round, Team Liyab won over Gorilla Gaming, 1-0, then proceeded to dominate Resurgence and emerged victorious via a 2-0 stoppage in the upper bracket finals after a grueling 30-minute second game.
The next two weeks shall be very busy for Team Liyab - Arena of Valor as they take their blazing gaming journey to an even higher level. The team recently displayed its winning ways by overcoming 24 other teams during the Philippine closed qualifiers and earned the right to represent the country in this year’s ESL Clash of Nations - Arena of Valor 2019 Culminating Regional tournament to be held in Indonesia.
The Indonesia joust will see Team Liyab lock horns with some of the best esports athletes in the region such as M8HEXA from Singapore and Malaysia, FAPtv from Vietnam, Devita of Thailand, and two of the best teams from host Indonesia, EVOS Esports and Saudara Esports. The teams will all try to bring home, aside from the ESL Clash of Nations regional crown, a share of the USD 50,000 prize pool.
Then, a week after, Team Liyab will head off to battle with other top teams such as Bren Esports, Kidlat Esports, and Resurgence for the grand title at the Globe PPGL AOV Season 4 this coming April 6-7, 2019. Team Liyab AOV will also be together with Team Liyab League of Legends as both teams entered the PPGL 2019 finals. Liyab hopes to win back-to-back championships for League of Legends and Arena of Valor.
Globe continues to be at the forefront of developing the esports ecosystem in the country and believes that with the right support and training, Filipino esports athletes can compete with any esports team in the world.
Globe’s esports commitment began through its pervasive LTE network that helped bring mobile broadband gaming to the next level. Then, the company entered into strategic partnerships with Riot, developer of League of Legends, Garena, publisher of Arena of Valor and Philippine publisher of League of Legends, and Mineski, which led to the formation of Team Liyab.