Over the weekend, Manila was conquered and summoned at the biggest League of Legends (LoL) fan event in Southeast Asia. Globe, in partnership with Garena and Riot Games, brought together the biggest League fans and the strongest League of Legends teams from the region and fought for their stake at the 2019 World Championship.
This two-day event took place at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. And it was all about the games, the gamer and the fans summoned to celebrate their love for the game. The partnership of Globe, Riot Games and Garena’s aim is to make Conquerors Manila 2019 one of the most memorable Esports event in the continent to date!
And just in case you have major #FOMO, here are the highlights of Conquerors Manila 2019 while you were AFK:
Celebrity showmatch. One of the most-awaited events on the first day of Conquerors Manila 2019 is the Celebrity Showmatch between Team Ruby and Team Sapphire. It was a match for charity and it got our celebrity gamers and influencers extremely hyped to perform the best they could. With each in-game takedown, an additional donation towards Hinelaban Foundation.
Team Ruby consisted of Suzzysaur, Jack Reid, Eruption, Vitto Miguel (from Hashtag) and Roadfill. Under Team Sapphire, the members were Sir Rex, Ashley Gosiengfiao, Spice K, Cowsep and Empoy.
In the end, Team Ruby took the win breaking the record for the fastest game ever played in Conquerors Manila at 21 minutes!
It’s also for a cause. Not only was charity involved during the Celebrity Showmatch, every gamer and fan also had a part in contributing or donating to the partner charity organization of Conquerors Manila 2019, Hinelaban Foundation. For every P100 donated, a League fan or gamer can contribute to the rainforestation and environmental conservation efforts in Bukidnon and Lanao del Sur.
SEA Invitational Finals. This year’s Conquerors Manila 2019 saw Liyab, the professional esports team of Globe in partnership with Mineski, defeated Steelwolves GAIA, 3-0 as the grand champion of the League of Legends Southeast Asian Tour Invitational. It may have been a slow start in the first game but Liyab proved to be a fortress in the all-Filipino best of five finals which the crowd ate up with much gusto! The team took home a whopping P1M cash prize out of the total P2.7M cash pot, making it the biggest win the Liyab LoL team has under their belt.
Things are looking up great for Liyab LoL as they set their sights on competing in more international competitions next year These include the upcoming Pacific Championship Series, where they’ll face the best teams from League of Legends teams in Southeast Asia, as well as Taiwan and Macau.
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