Night.Market returns to Valorant

The Night.Market event has made its way back to popular team-based first-person shooter Valorant. The event will offer huge discounts on six cosmetic items until 20 April according to its developer Riot Games. Night. Market is back. Here’s your chance! You never know what will be on offer at Night. Market, and weapon vendors rarely […] The post Night.Market returns to Valorant appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsApr 8th, 2021Related News

RedBull to launch esports tournament for Filipino college students

The tournament, which aims to be the biggest Valorant competition for student gamers not only in the country but also in the world, will be open to Philippine college students, aged 18 and above......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 7th, 2021Related News

Red Bull Campus Clutch: Largest VALORANT tilt for student gamers

Red Bull Campus Clutch: VALORANT invites student gamers from universities across the Philippines to compete at the country’s biggest VALORANT tournament. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsApr 6th, 2021Related News

Valorant launches HRTF in patch 2.06

Popular team-based FPS Valorant has added Head Related Transfer Function to one of its key features in patch 2.06. HRTF will allow players wearing headphones to play audio in a simulated surround sound audio space which should help to better identify where a game sound like footsteps is coming from. “Slide on those headphones and […] The post Valorant launches HRTF in patch 2.06 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMar 31st, 2021Related News

Bria ventures into condo projects via Astra Vertical

Convenience, practicality and style are factors that define condominium living, making it an attractive option for highly mobile young Filipino professionals who have a lot on their plates......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceMar 27th, 2021Related News

Philippine Pro Gaming League braces for busy esports summer

The Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL) is warming up for an exciting summer in esports as they host the official national tournaments for Valorant and League of Legends: WildRift......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 24th, 2021Related News

ArkAngel, BREN Esports fall in regional finals of Valorant Masters Stage 1

Though the Philippine representatives failed to bag the crown in Stage 1, Valorant Challengers Philippines will be back for Stage 2, and we might get to see a Philippine team win it all......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 20th, 2021Related News

Valorant, WildRift tiffs banner packed weekend for Philippine esports teams

Both Valorant Masters and Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Philippines: Preseason will be streamed via Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL) Facebook page......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 19th, 2021Related News

Astra vaccine drive kicks off despite fears

Therefore, the experts are saying that [one opinion] is not conclusive and there is no adequate evidence for us to say AstraZeneca will not be effective against this variant The post Astra vaccine drive kicks off despite fears appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMar 6th, 2021Related News

UK envoy pledges 23-million AstraZeneca doses for PH

British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce on Friday said the Philippines will receive as many as 23 million doses of Astra Zeneca’s vaccine against COVID-19 as part of the COVAX Facility within the year......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMar 6th, 2021Related News

The & lsquo;middle kingdom& rsquo; reaches out

Last Sunday, some half a million doses of the Chinese vaccine Sinovac were airlifted into Manila—the very first vaccine to actually land here. Not to be outdone, the vaccine produced by the UK firm Astra-Zeneca was supposed to be delivered in roughly the same amount the following day, yesterday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMar 2nd, 2021Related News

Mineski joins hands with Globe, OPPO

A series of tournaments involving Valorant and League of Legends: Wild Rift has begun......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsFeb 10th, 2021Related News

Philippines BREN Esports finishes 4th in AOC Masters Valorant tiff

Eight teams participated in the tiff with representatives from the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand after weeks of qualifying rounds and group stages......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2021Related News

Riot Games Valorant to kick off Philippine Pro Gaming League

Announced last year, Riots Games partnered with Mineski Philippines and Globe in organizing tournaments for Valorant, Riot Games' First Person Shooter game, as well as in recognizing aspiring esports talent in the country......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2021Related News

Youth esports program to open 2nd leg of NICL with DOTA 2

Following the opening run of the National Interschool Cyber League, featuring Riot Games’ first-person shooter game Valorant, leading esports organization Mineski Philippines launched NICL’s second run of regional qualifiers last December 28, 2020......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJan 18th, 2021Related News

Youth Esports Program to Open 2nd Leg of NICL with DOTA 2

Following the successful opening run of the National Interschool Cyber League (NICL) featuring Riot Games’ first-person shooter game Valorant, leading esports organization Mineski Philippines launches  NICL’s second run of regional qualifiers last December 28, 2020. Showcasing game developer Valve’s multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) PC game DOTA 2 this time, the next leg of NICL regional qualifiers is open to teams consisting of senior high school and college students aged 16-22. NICL is the banner program under Mineski Philippines’ Youth Esports Program (YEP), formed in partnership with the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL)  to support the grassroots development of esports amongst Filipino students and promote responsible gaming. “Over the years, gaming in the Philippines has evolved from its rep of casual hobby and is now being recognized worldwide as a legitimate sport. YEP, through NICL, strives to continuously redefine esports for students and schools and work with them to incorporate esports into their varsity programs,” shared YEP Program Director Marlon Marcelo. Marcelo added that through programs like NICL, YEP is providing students with a structured path towards a career in the ever-growing gaming industry.  Proof of this is no other than Mineski Global CEO and Founder Ronald Robins, who made a name as a renowned professional DOTA player in early 200s, and went on to build Mineski, a chain of internet cafés that eventually evolved to be South East Asia’s biggest esports organization.  “Competing in DOTA tournaments has opened a lot of doors for me, and I want to recreate that for today’s youth by providing more accessible and more structured programs like YEP and NICL. Suffice to say, the second leg of NICL is very close to my heart, and I am inviting all eligible students to participate,” said Robins. To register to the NICL DOTA 2 Leg, interested participants can head on to YEP’s Facebook page provided that they adhere to the following guidelines: All team members must be enrolled in SY 2020-21.No team members must have a failing grade.Only one member of the team can be from a different school. Registration closes on January 29, 2021. Top four teams from the regional qualifiers will move on to the regional finals, where the prize pool of Php30,000.00 is up for grabs. Regional finalists will then get a chance to win as much as  Php150,000 in the grand finals.  For more information about Mineski, YEP, and its other programs, visit or message them on»»

Source: NewsJan 17th, 2021Related News

Gov’t sets inspection of cold storage facilities

For COVID-19 vaccines The government will conduct an inspection starting next week of existing cold storage facilities as it prepares for another tripartite logistics suppliers agreement for an integrated shipment, storage and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the country. National Task Force Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said this as he assured that inputs from the private logistics providers will be considered in organizing an end-to-end service for the vaccines’ rollout. Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 (NTF AGAINST COVID-19 / MANILA BULLETIN) “Next week we will inspect all available cold chain storage. We are coordinating with a consortium so that they will make sure that all vaccines from 2-8-degree celcius to negative 70 will be taken care of,” he said. This developed as the Cold Chain Association of the Philippines (CCAP), told Manila Bulletin that the industry is still awaiting for the government to accept the industry’s offer to play a role in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine. CCAP is a multi-sectoral group of companies involved in the handling, storage, and distribution of chilled and frozen food, among other products.                Galvez assured that the logistics system for the vaccines will be in coordination with the vaccine suppliers, the cold storage provider and the government. Galvez explained the government has to establish an integrated logistics system for the vaccines to ensure there is no wastage of the new vaccines, which have different storage temperature requirement. “We have seen some reports that we have 30 percent wastage in some areas in Europe. With acute shortage of vaccines we cannot afford wastage,” he stressed. He further said that the cold storage facilities are part of their agreement with vaccine suppliers for an end-to-end service solution. The after sales service is part of this long commitment with the vaccine suppliers and as a requirement under the government’s universal health system. “We will make sure that the vaccine that will be coming here has an integrated coordination with vaccine maker, the local government units and the private sector so that includes after sales service,” he said. Meantime, the Go Negosyo which spearheaded the private sector donation drive “A Dose of Hope” said there are ongoing consultations to help Galvez in coming up with an integrated shipment, storage and distribution system for the vaccines. Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said the private sector donors would rather live the logistics aspect to the vaccine supplier Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals and the national government to ensure smooth implementation. Concepcion has secured 17 million doses from the private sector that are expected to inoculate 8 million Filipinos in June-July this year. Meantime, Royal Cargo Inc., one of the country’s leading logistics providers, has expanded its cold storage facility at its Paranaque head office so it can accommodate the different temperature requirements of the various COVID-19 vaccines. Earlier, CCAP President Anthony Dizon said the Philippine government is yet to formally tap the country’s cold chain industry for the handling and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the country.            According to Dizon, the industry, “individually and collectively”, has more than enough capacity to participate in the country’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution program.Right now, he said the cold chain industry’s total cumulative capacity stood at 500,000 pallet containers, while the initial 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will consume only less than 200 pallets.            “Our initial estimate is that even if we are called upon to play a role in the storage of the vaccine, it will constitute a small portion of our capacity,” Dizon said.“The industry is just waiting for the government to approach us,” he added.   In a previous report,. said the government is now in discussion with the private sector regarding the state-led distribution of COVID-19 vaccine.             “I’m thankful to the private sector for throwing their support to us, like what they did when we ramped up our testing capacity,” said Galvez.  On the part of CCAP, however, Dizon said no official dialogue has so far taken place between the organization and the government regarding this matter......»»

Source: NewsJan 17th, 2021Related News

COVID-19 in 2021

I do not intend to rain on the parade over the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in several countries. Most experts, thought, still advise caution – and for good reason. Even those experts who have expressed optimism that the virus will most probably be tamed sooner than expected, at the earliest by June, have somehow pulled back. There is hope but “better safe than sorry” is the prevailing thread. Despite the expected acceleration of the global vaccination program with the addition of three or four more vaccines about to be issued emergency authorization authority (EUA) after those given to Pfizer, Moderna and Astra Zeneca, the guidance in most if not all countries remains: stay the course while moving forward......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 4th, 2021Related News

The vaccine comes (Part 1)

With the continuing spike of Covid 19 cases across the globe especially in the US and the European Union, the announcement that at least three COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers, Pfizer, Moderna and Astra-Zeneca, are well on the way to roll out their respective products at the earliest by next month has prompted a battle-of-sorts among countries and even the private sector for the acquisition of millions of vials of this prized product......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialNov 26th, 2020Related News

Rediscover Play and Esports at Home at the Biggest Gaming Convention in PH

The much-awaited Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) takes on a whole a new turn—from a completely on-ground event to a virtual one, now fully livestreamed online. PLDT Home, the country’s fastest fixed network, powers the biggest gaming convention in the country that will bring in the best esports and gaming experience virtually on Facebook from October 23 to 25.  The best of Philippine Esports and more! Die-hard Esports fans are in for an epic gaming weekend as six (6) different Esports tournaments take center stage at the ESGS Astra Arena, featuring the most popular competitive titles such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Dota 2, Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, VALORANT and Rainbow Six: Siege. Adding to the thrill is the presence of the very best pro-am teams which will battle head to head in a bid to win the competition’s top exciting prizes. The schedule of the competition is as follows: Legion Games Rainbow Six Siege Open Championship – Oct 23, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Call of Duty: Mobile Tournament – Oct 23, 2020; Legion Games Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Open Championship – Oct 24, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Dota 2 Tournament – Oct 24, 2020; Mountain Dew PUBG Mobile Tournament – Oct 25, 2020; PLDT Home Fibr VALORANT Tournament – Oct 25, 2020. In addition, something to look forward to during the event is the showcase of the latest up and coming video games from top developers – Blizzard, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Devolver Digital. The Taipei Game Show will likewise join in on the fun as they talk about their featured game titles. Other activities that esports fans can take part in include the ESGS Fan Hall for an exclusive fan experience; the ESGS Indie Fest-the home of indie games; and the ESGS launch pad for product launches.  PLDT Home also brings in exclusive fan meet and greet experience with the country’s top esports and gaming idols. Esports personalities Alodia Gosiengfiao and Dexie Diaz will have an exclusive meet and greet with lucky PLDT Home subscribers. PLDT Home also powers the much-awaited exhibition game match of professional esports team TNC Predator with lucky audience members. Philippines’ fastest fixed network As the leading digital services provider in the country, PLDT Home brings the country’s esports to the next level with its strongest internet connection for the home. PLDT Home Fibr remains the preferred internet connection for the multi-player and bandwidth intensive games as it can reach up to 1Gbps and enables equal upload and download speeds for a lag-free gaming experience. Now that more and more esports enthusiasts are starting to try their hand on online gaming and streaming at home, they need a reliable internet connection that can power up their games. Make sure to level up your gaming experience with PLDT Home Fibr Plan 2999 with speeds of up to 100 Mbps which is perfect for seamless Ultra HD streaming and uninterrupted online gaming on multiple devices. For ESGS 2020 updates and schedules, follow PLDT Home on Facebook (, Twitter and Instagram (@PLDTHome)......»»

Source: NewsOct 22nd, 2020Related News