Team Skyville Prevails at The New Blood Championships Philippine Finals
Published · Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:34 AM
This past weekend, Malaysian esports company, Fallout Gaming, and Hong Kong-based esports organization, Purpose Win Entertainment Limited (PWEL), held a press conference to announce the Galaxy Battles Season 2 Global Finale, which is scheduled to take place on January 2018 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
The press conference was held on Friday, October 06th, 2017, at the Samsung Music Hall, at SM Aura, in Bonifacio Global City, and was followed by the New Blood Championships Philippine Finals, which extended to the following day, Saturday, October 07th, 2017.
Dr. Ian Tan & Adrian Gaffor
The Galaxy Battles press conference was hosted by known gamer, Eri Neeman, who introduced Atty. Gennelyn Abo, a representative from the Games and Amusements Board of the Philippines. Atty Abo expressed her excitement with the group’s partnership with Fallout Gaming and the continued growth and success of esports in the Philippines.
They were then joined by Fallout Gaming Managing Director, Adrian Gaffor, and Ian Tan, General Manager for Fallout Gaming, who shared details about the upcoming tournament:
A total of 18 teams will be present in Manila during the Majors come January 2018
8 of the world’s top professional DOTA 2 teams will be invited to compete, including: Newbee, Infamous Gaming, Red Bull OG, and the Philippines’ TNC Pro Team. Remaining 4 teams will be announced shortly.
6 teams will qualify from their respective regions: North America, South America, Europe, Commonwealth Independent States (CIS), China and South East Asia.
2 teams from the New Blood Championships (Champion and 1st Runner Up) are to play against the 2nd placed teams of Europe and CIS Regional Qualifiers for a wild card slot to complete the 16 teams participating in Galaxy Battles 2018.
An International Music Festival featuring top acts from the United States, Asia and the Philippines will run at the same time as the competition.
Galaxy Battles will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest indoor crowd for an esports event, with an estimated attendance number of 60,000 people.
Galaxy Battles Global Finals will have a cash pool prize of USD 1,000,000.00.
Tickets will go on sale on November 2017.
New Blood Championships Philippine Finals
The press conference was followed by the New Blood Championships Philippines Finals. The New Blood Championships is an amateur Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2) tournament that launched earlier this year.
The championships saw competitive back and forth action, with team Skyville, composed of Angelo de Paula, Carlos Lachica, Chris Ian Francis Maldo, Josef Leonard, Julius Mendoza Galeon, and Matt Pangilinan (JG), taking home the victory. The team won a cash pool prize of USD 1,000.00 and entry to the New Blood Championships Global Finals in Jakarta, Indonesia. The winning team of the New Blood Championships Global Finals will take home USD 25,000.00 and a slot at the Galaxy Battles Main Event Wild Card Slot in January 2018 at the Philippine Arena.
Both 2nd Runner Up teams-Alpha Gaming and Young Minds
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