Device brand MSI is bringing its gaming arena closer to students in the Philippines with its first-ever University Championship. Filipino esports fans, gamers, and enthusiasts will witness the battles among collegiate teams in Riot Game’s popular first-person shooter, “Valorant.”
The tournament will run from Oct. 30 to Dec. 4 and registration will start Oct. 7. The prize pool is P200,000
The MSI Gaming Arena (MGA) University Championship has reached the countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam before it arrives in the Philippines. The tournament recognizes the phenomenal rise of esports in the country and it hopes to promote camaraderie among universities even without face-to-face engagements.
“MSI, together with AcadArena, ESL Gaming, The Gaming Company, One Up esports, Riot Games, and VNG, are proud to bring the heat and thrill of gaming experience among universities in the Philippines,” said Jessica Chen, general manager, MSI Philippines. “We encourage the students to join the fun and the spirit of competition, hoping this could relieve a bit of their stress from the ongoing pandemic and online classes.”
Bringing MSI’s Gaming Arena University Championship to the local scene, the event will be powered by Globe Telecom. This partnership is also made possible with AcadArena, an organization for Campus Gaming and Esports Education in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Through these collaborations, the audience and players alike will have a seamless and thrilling experience.
Here is the schedule:
- Oct. 7 – 27 – Registration
- Octo. 30 – Qualifier #1
- Nov. 6 – Qualifier #2
- Nov. 13 – Qualifier #3
- Nov. 20 – Qualifier #4
- Nov. 27 – Quarter Finals
- Dec. 3 – Semis
- Dec. 4 – Finals
To register, visit this link.