The inaugural season of the PVP Esports Community Championships is coming to an exciting close and will culminate this weekend in the Regional Finals, which will be played online and streamed live on Facebook.
Brought to you by Singtel, the 2020 edition of the regional community leagues comprise two separate tournaments, namely the PVP Esports Corporate Championship and the PVP Esports Campus Championship – which boast a cumulative prize pool of S$16,000.
The campus league is open to tertiary students in Southeast Asia while the corporate league is open to working professionals across the region.
This weekend’s regional finals will feature games like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB), PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile and Dota 2, with more games to follow in Season 2.
After a gruelling round of qualifiers involving more than 600 teams across five countries, the top teams from Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand will lock horns online to compete for the lion’s share of the prize pot.
One of the highly anticipated categories is the MLBB campus tournament, which features some of the best up-and-coming teams in the region:
- Malaysia: UiTM Vendetta (Yoodo Campus Esports Championship Semester 3 Champs)
- Singapura: Pigeon & Friends (PVP Esports)
- Indonesia: Unud Empire (Dunia Games)
- Thailand: IDoNotSleep (AIS Esports)
- Filipina: Teletigers (Globe)
“PVP Esports has proven to be a great platform for gamers and enthusiasts from Southeast Asia to come together and engage in competitive play. The strong response to our 2019 leagues signals a demand for more high-quality community tournaments in the region, and this year, we are excited to expand our community leagues to give gamers even more opportunities to do what they love,” said Arthur Lang, CEO of Singtel’s International Group, earlier this year.
He added that the focus for the leagues this year would be healthy gaming, and that Singtel would work with its partners over the course of the year to ensure that youths in the region will continue to enjoy gaming as a wholesome activity.
The 2020 PVP Esports Corporate and Campus Championships will run for two seasons, the first of which ends this weekend. Participants will play for a combined regional prize pool of over S$100,000 in cash and prizes – the largest prize pool globally for a community tournament.
During the Singapore leg of the PVP Esports Community Championships in late June, PVP Esports rallied the local community as part of its gaming for good initiative to raise funds for Beyond Social Services.
All of the proceeds were channelled towards supporting their Covid-19 Family Assistance Fund to aid children, youths, and their families affected by the pandemic.
Here is the breakdown of the prizes based on the tournament categories.
Depending on which games you want to catch, you can watch all the action unfold at PVP Esports’ official Facebook page on September 5 and 6.