Globe, in partnership with the popular Philippine eSports company Mineski, launches their professional eSports team, Liyab. This team will debut on popular game titles such a League of Legends, Hearthstone, and Arena of Valor.
Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu stated that they aim to accelerate the development of esports in the Philippines through the Globe Games and Esports program, leading to the creation of the professional esports team.
“Liyab, which translates to ‘Blaze,’ represents the team’s intense passion and focus in the realm of esports,” Cu added.
Launched in April 2018, the Globe Games and eSports Program organizes and hosts international esports tournaments such as Globe Philippine Pro Gaming League, Globe Conquerors Manila, and Valor Cup.
“With the birth of Liyab Esports Team, we will be disrupting esports and games much like how we changed the digital lifestyle and entertainment in the Philippines,” – Nikko Acosta, Globe SVP for Content Business
The Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) announced that eSports will be officially included in the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games which will be held in the Philippines on November 30 to December 11, 2019.
Team Liyab has already competed in the following:
- 2018 League of Legends Rift Rivals
- Globe Conquerors Manila
- Arena of Valor Valor Cup 2018
- Globe Philippine Pro Gaming League Season 3 – Arena of Valor
- World Electronic Sports Games SEA