Some of us are just avid fans of e-sports, dreaming to be professional players like TNC Pro Team who earn millions just by playing their games internationally. And we’re here, watching them on livestreams because there’s the only way to see them live. While some of us, are just awaiting for replays, because of poor internet connection.
Now, in order to give a relief to this problem, Tier One Entertainment, the first local e-sports talent agency founded by Tryke Gutierrez and cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, partners with local television giant ABS-CBN in order to bring fully-fledged Tagalog e-sports broadcast on TV.
According to Tier One, the coverage of e-sports event should feature local Tier One talents and shoutcasters from WomboXcombo such as Nico “Kuyanic” Nazario, Jaz “Heneral Tuna” Comoda, Bianca “Biancake” Yao, and more.
“I truly believe that in order for esports to be appreciated by a wider audience here in the Philippines, it has to be covered by local esports talents in the local language.” – Tryke Gutierrez, Tier One’s CEO said in an official statement.
He added that “Most sports coverages are done in tagalog, why not esports?” I’m just happy to have one of the biggest networks in the country believe in what we’re trying to achieve.”
Jumpstarting the partnership would be the coverage of the final day of the Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds Dota Major, live on ABS-CBN Sports and Action on January 21, 2018.
The event will be held in the Philippine Arena this January 19-21. It will feature 16 of the best teams in the world featuring a prize pool of 1 million US$.
Philippines previously hosted big e-sports events with international players as guests such as Manila Majors, Manila Masters and other recently-established e-sports tournaments.
Our say: This is perhaps one of the most cool things that happened in e-sports on 2018. Yes, we have some channels such as TV5 (in English), eGG Network and a ton of Twitch streams who broadcasts these tournament. However, this is the first-ever Philippine-based telecast, in Filipino, so that e-sports scene will be accessible to more people.
Know more about their partnership HERE.