THE Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL) returns this year and is set to roll out Riot Games titles all year-round.
Established in 2018 by Mineski Philippines, the official license holder of Riot Games esports, and operated in partnership with Globe Telecom, the PPGL is to host in 2021 year-round tournaments for the first-person shooter game Valorant and mobile MOBA game League of Legends: Wild Rift in the country.
The multi-platform esports league shared that its thrust of becoming the stepping stone for the international success of Filipino gamers continues with the activities it has lined up.
To kick off the Valorant Champions Tour, part of Riot Games’ efforts to make Valorant into a global esport, PPGL will be having the 2021 Valorant Challengers, a national competition that will serve as a qualification path for Filipino gamers to the Valorant Masters, where the best of Southeast Asia will compete.
The Challengers will be divided into three splits, and each split will run three tournaments taking place over six weeks. Only two teams from the Philippines will advance to the Masters.
More than the qualification slots, a total of P1.5 million prize pool is also up for grabs for Filipino teams for the whole year.
The 2021 Valorant Challengers PH – Stage 01 will open registrations this month.
The Challengers will be an all-online tournament for the first split in accordance with safety measures up during this time of the pandemic.
“We are excited to develop new gaming talent in the Philippines. As the largest multi-game esports league in the country, we invite all gamers to find their home in the PPGL. In the years to come, we want to take pride in having one of our homegrown talents win it all in the international scene for Valorant and League of Legends: Wild Rift,” said Mineski Philippines country manager Mark Navarro in a release.
For more updates on the registration and broadcast, follow the official PPGL Facebook page. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo