In 2018, our Philippine division launched the biggest multi-platform esports league in the country both then and to date: The Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL). This multi-game tournament was meant to be a funnel for esports hopefuls in the country to claim accolades at a national level and then to eventually break out into the international esports scene.
For the past three years, the league has been operated in partnership with Globe Telecom, the country’s leading mobile network provider, and with the support of the telecommunications giant, the PPGL has accomplished six (6) seasons and given out P7,000,000 ($144,000) in prize pool money over the course of three years.
Over 15,000 Filipino gamers have participated in the league, making it truly the biggest recurring esports tournament in the country. This has involved communities and amateurs from Dota 2, Arena of Valor, Tekken 7, League of Legends, PUBG, Call of Duty: Mobile, Rules of Survival, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Marvel Super War — just about every esports-ready title played by Filipinos. Some teams and players such as Liyab Esports, Tekken 7’s AK Laverez and Doujin, and numerous Mobile Legends players grew into their professional careers through the PPGL.
Later this 2020, the PPGL is set to launch its 7th season after a highly-successful 6th despite the restrictions of a national quarantine amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic. Though the promise of being a launching pad for gamers’ careers remains the primary mission of the Philippine Pro Gaming League, it is now an event IP that has been adapted to multiple opportunities and situations from fundraising for frontliners, to becoming a hub for streamers and communities, and of course also to running qualifying legs for international tournaments.
Expect the league to become ever more inclusive and continue to grow as the country’s largest multi-game esports IP.