Tuesday, September 24, 2019

After picking out its 32 semi-finalist teams from the nationwide elimination rounds last July and August, the 2019 Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup is now gearing up for the grand finals happening on October 4-6, 2019, at the SM City North EDSA The Block Atrium in Quezon City.

The three-day event will see exciting battles between top-caliber eSports teams compete in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Tournament on October 4 (Friday) and the League of Legends (LoL) Tournament on October 5 (Saturday). There will also be a grand Cosplay Competition happening on October 6 (Sunday).

Out of more than 2,000 players who registered for the nationwide eliminations, the 16 teams competing for CS:GO Online Interbranch Semi-Finals happening on September 14 (for CS:GO) are as follows:

CS:GO Metro Manila
TNC Cyber Café Lerma – SEDNA
Miraculum Esports Lounge - ArkAngel
TNC Cyber Café Libertad – Bren Esports
TNC Cyber Café E. Rodriguez – otlum5

CS:GO Luzon
TNC Cyber Café Molino – ECual Esports
TNC Cyber Café La Union – H%M Esports
TNC Cyber Café SJDM – nerB
TNC Cyber Café Legazpi – Half-Buy

CS:GO Visayas
TNC Cyber Café Bacolod DT – Steelwolves Astral
TNC Cyber Café Bohol – Station 751
Techtite Esports Lounge Iloilo– Iyakins
Acclaim Computer Center– iLL City Sharks

CS:GO Mindanao
Esports Venue Davao - EZPZ
Metronoia Cyber Café - Metronoia.gg
NCGC HQ Kidapawan - Cranium.ESG

Meanwhile, the 16 teams facing off for the LoL Online Interbranch Semi-Finals on September 21 are:

LoL Metro Manila
TNC Cyber Café Lerma - Panaw
TNC Cyber Café Libertad - Dungeon Akiba
TNC Cyber Café E. Rodriguez - Hey Gaming
Miraculum Esports Lounge - Portal One Esports

LoL Luzon
TNC Cyber Café Legazpi - nZero Toxic Club
TNC Cyber Café SJDM - Barko Esports
TNC Cyber Café La Union - AOTN
TNC Cyber Café Molino - PlayLoud Esports

LoL Visayas
TNC Cyber Café Bohol - Ruyal Esports
TNC Cyber Café Bacolod DT - Steelwolves Gaia
Acclaim Computer Center - Sino Madula
Techtite Esports Lounge Iloilo - Bren Esports

LoL Mindanao
Esports Venue Davao - Archeous
Metronoia Cyber Café - Emoji
NCGC HQ Gen San - GenPol Esports
NCGC HQ Kidapawan - CST

Over 2,000 players signed up for the 2019 Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup elimination rounds, which took place in select cyber cafés in various cities all over Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao last July and August.

Among the venues used for the elimination rounds were TNC Cyber Café branches in Manila, Quezon City, La Union, Bulacan, Cavite, Legazpi, Bohol, and Bacolod; Miraculum Esports Lounge in Metro Manila; Acclaim Computer Center and Techtite Esports Lounge in Iloilo; and Esports Venue, Metronoia Cyber Café, and NCGC HQ in Mindanao.

Sponsored by the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), established by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the 2019 Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup now boasts a PHP 430,000 prize pool — a huge jump from the initial amount of P395,000, which was first announced in June.

Aside from the cash prize, the winning team in the CS:GO tournament will have the honor of representing the Philippines in an upcoming international competition, which will take place in Taiwan. The team will be competing against their counterparts from Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, and India.

Winning teams from the branch qualifiers each took home PHP 5,000 in cash and a guaranteed spot at the finals for both CS:GO and LoL tournaments.

Adding to the festivities of the 2019 Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup, actress and cosplayer Myrtle Sarrosa will be making an appearance at the event on October 4, while musician, gamer, and seasoned cosplayer Ashley Gosiengfiao will be joining the fun on October 5.

With a roster of exceptional teams and a huge prize pool up for grabs, the 2019 Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup promises to boost the gaming industry in the Philippines by bringing the thrill of international eSports competitions to the local community, supported by quality gaming devices and products from Taiwan.

2019 Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup is partnered with renowned Taiwan brands led by Asus Republic of Gamers as the official gaming PC provider along with Aorus, Avermedia, In-Win, Kingmax, Transcend, XPG, Team Group, Zadak, G.Skill, and Zyxel to provide top-grade esports experience in the country.

For more updates on the 2019 Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup, like and follow the Taiwan Excellence Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph/.

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