Give me an E
March 5, 2020
The Philippines ESports industry has grown tremendously over the years, and guess what. It’s still growing.
Increasing viewership has richly contributed both to its popularity and revenue. Brands, recognizing the potential of engaging a large and dedicated audience, are investing in Philippines eSports.
Worldwide By 2021, market intelligence firm Newzoo predicts that the annual growth rate of eSports will be approximately 14 percent, with 250 million eSports enthusiasts and 307 million casual viewers for a total audience of 557 million.
So phenomenal is eSports growth that the world’s most popular sports brands, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and ONE Championship, among others, have their eSports leagues and series, respectively. In the 30th Southeast Asian Games, eSports became an official part of the competition.
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In 2019, Esports made strides by unveiling new events, such as the Fortnite World Cup, which has become a fan-favorite. Similarly, you witnessed other brilliant esports tournaments, including Dota 2’s The International and the League of Legend World Cup.
These E-sport events have captured the interest of sports lovers from all over the world. This year will be no different, and you can look forward to more esports action. Although some events have already happened, there are numerous more that are coming up.
With the growth of esports, there has also been a growing market for online betting on esports matches. It can be fun and add a little more excitement to the events. But it is important to remember to be sensible and stop when the fun stops. In fact, most bookmakers now take bets on esports such as Freebets.UK where you can enjoy up to £20 No-Deposit Free Bet Offers.
Weekly E-sports guide (3 February – 10 February): Predator League Grand Finals postponed due to Wuhan virus
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The Wuhan virus has a global impact and esports tournaments are among the events affected by travel restrictions and advisories. Some offline events, like the Acer Predator League Grand Finals that were supposed to take place in February, have been postponed. However, it’s still business as usual for the online tournaments.
Do note that the status of some events may have changed after publishing.
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DOTA Qualifiers: The International 2019 qualifiers are just a couple weeks away
Teams who don’t get a direct invite to The International 2019 won’t have a lot of time to rest after the EPICENTER Major before qualifiers for the event begin.
Instead of waiting a week, open qualifiers for TI9 will start just four days after the last Major of the season ends.
All of the dates for TI9 related events have been officially confirmed. Starting with the open qualifiers from July 3 to 7, teams from every region who haven’t performed well during the 2018-19 season will get one last chance to make it onto the biggest stage.
The Philippines has 1 Representative at the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan in Sungka
Since Heussaff is in Kyrgyzstan when the Third World Nomad Games began on Sept. 2, he and his team watched the Kyrgyz project. They were surprised when they stumbled upon the lone Filipino representative in the Games. Heussaff then enlisted the help of his Twitter followers to identify the Filipino.
“We were surprised to find out that there is one Filipino competing in the world Nomad games,” wrote Heussaff on Twitter on Sept. 2. “Can anyone help identify him?”
In a separate tweet, Heussaff later was able to reveal the identity of the previously unnamed representative. “Update: His name is Rhon Palmera and he will be presenting the game of sungka,” Heussaff wrote on a photo he uploaded. “Apart from physical sports, the World Nomad Games will be showcasing intellectual games from around the world as well.”
|Sungka (pronounced SOONG-kah) is a game played on a solid wooden block with two rows of seven circular holes and two large holes at both ends called “head”.|
The game begins with 49 game pieces (shells, marbles, pebbles or seeds) equally distributed to alternate holes – seven pieces in every other hole – except “heads” which remain empty. Sungka requires two players. Each player controls the seven holes on his side of the board and owns the “head” to his right. The goal is to accumulate as many pieces in your own “head”.
The first player removes all pieces from the hole on the extreme left of on his side. He then distributes them anti-clockwise — one in each hole to the right of that hole — omitting an opponent’s “head” but not a player’s own “head”.
If the last piece falls into an occupied hole then all the pieces are removed from that hole, and are distributed in the same way (to the right of that hole) in another round. This player’s (current) turn ends when the last piece falls into an empty hole on the opponent’s side.
The other player chooses which hole he wishes to start from, removes the pieces and distributes them – one in each hole to the right of that chosen hole. If a player has no pieces on his side of the board when it is his turn, then he must pass.
The game ends when no pieces are left in any hole on both sides of the board. The players now count the number of pieces in their own “head” and see who has won.
This game (with variations) is also played in other southeast asian countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia where it is known as “Congkak”.
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