Friday, September 13, 2019

A huge success for the Thunder Esports Tour 2019.

  Crowds and fans gathered in full force at the SM City North Edsa The Annex Cyberzone during the action-packed Grand Finals of the Thunder Esports Tour.

  Organized by MET Events, the Thunder Esports Tour is a nationwide esports
tournament for all aspiring Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) players in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. with a prize pool of 1 million pesos, the Thunder Esports Tour kicked-off at SM CDO Uptown in Cagayan De Oro, followed by legs held at SM City San Fernando in Pampanga and SM Seaside Cebu, with players battling it out for the chance to compete in the Grand Finals.
“Globally, the Company has been on a journey with the eSports stars, athletes, and fans as early as 2010. At that time, Coca-Cola was one of the first global brands that supported the non-traditional sport," - Jessie Ericta, Coca-Cola Philippines Senior Brand Manager for Thunder Supersoda.

  The Grand Finals featured two action-filled showmatches for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and DOTA 2 featuring the most popular MLBB streamers Akosi Dogie and Chixni Dogie, as well as the All-Filipino professional DOTA 2 team, TNC Predator facing off against the Thunder Pinoy All-Stars.

  The event served as a grand homecoming for TNC Predator as they had just returned from the recently concluded The International 2019 after getting knocked out at the lower bracket 2nd round and winning PHP 35 Million in cash prize. The Thunder Pinoy All-Stars featured local favorites such as Julius “Julz” De Leon and Kimuel “Kim0” Rodis.

  On the Day 1 of the Grand Finals saw the Mobile Legends Semi-Finals with Northern Kings going head-to-head with Rumble Royale; and the STI Olympians challenging Sventures Gaming Omicron. Meanwhile on Day 2 we saw the Sterling Global Dragons go head-to-head with Trigon Esports in the Dota 2 Semi-Finals; and Miraculum Esports challenging Level21 in the same category.
Emerging as over-all champions in the MLBB category, STI Olympians, took home 130 thousand pesos.

  The CS:GO champions, Bren Esports, took home 100 thousand pesos. Lastly, taking home 210 thousand pesos as champions In the Dota 2 Grand Finals were the Sterling Global Dragons.

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