The Philippines' Globe Telecom has announced the launch of its first Esports Center, aimed at supporting various local esports communities.
The Esports Center at Play Nation in the UP Town Center in Quezon City will offer various initiatives including esports competitions, as well as support helping gamers create live streaming content and interact with other members of different esports communities.
Globe SVP and head of content business group Nikko Acosta said the facility will help Globe's Games and Esports division achieve one of its key goals of strengthening support for esports in the Philippines in cooperation with various fan communities.
“We want to bring together different communities of popular games like Arena of Valor, Rules of Survival, League of Legends, and Tekken - among others - in one venue to upgrade their knowledge and gauge their skill levels with others through peer learning of new strategies and techniques,” he said.
“We are positioning esports as a real sport, to make a gamer into a real athlete harnessing both physical and mental attributes by playing it right,” Acosta added, mentioning the company's #PlayItRight advocacy campaign, which seeks to emphasize the importance of discipline, nutrition, physical wellness, and cognitive development in esports.