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Why top esports athletes are now millionaires

Make no mistake: The top esports clubs in the Philippines have money on their mind as the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Philippines Season 13 rages on. The ongoing competition will determine which two teams will represent the country in June at the ML:BB Mid-Season Cup (MSC), where the champion will receive the...


MPL Philippines returns with familiar faces, new changes

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Philippines will make its long-awaited return on March 15 at the Shooting Gallery Studios in Makati City. This year, ML:BB developer Moonton highlights the Philippines’ winning legacy through a new battle cry: “Para sa Tagumpay” (For Victory). The Philippines has won four out of five M-Series titles, the...


Filipinos hope to win big at The International 12 in Seattle

(Last of two parts) So can Filipinos and their teams join The International 12 (TI 12), the “Olympics of Dota 2 e-sports,” in Seattle, Washington, on Oct. 12-29? With a prize pool of at least $19 million (P1.04 billion), The International features teams from China, North and South America, East and West Europe, and Southeast...


The Pinoy road to the ‘Olympics of Dota e-sports’

(First of two parts) Even before young children or even food delivery riders on a break started playing the hit video game Mobile Legends Bang Bang, internet cafes were already packed with Defense of the Ancients (Dota) enthusiasts showcasing their best over cash bets (pusta) or bragging rights. Visiting players (dayo) continue to travel to...