Mineski rolls out Valorant, LoL Wild Rift tournaments in 2021

Published January 19, 2021, 4:50 PM

by Jeremiah Sevilla

Through the Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL), Mineski Philippines is all set to hold tournaments for Riot Games’ Valorant and League of Legends: Wild Rift throughout this year.  

Mineski is the official license holder of Riot Games esports in the country and together with its longtime partner Globe Telecom, the renowned esports organization will run all official competitions for Riot’s first-person shooter and mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games. 

The PPGL will host the tournaments as it continues its thrust of serving as the stepping stone for the Filipino gamers to international success.

“We are excited to develop new gaming talent in the Philippines. As the largest multi-game esports league in the country, we invite all gamers to find their home in the PPGL. In the years to come, we want to take pride in having one of our homegrown talents win it all in the international scene for VALORANT and League of Legends: Wild Rift,” said Mineski country manager Mike Navarro. 

“This is a huge step forward for Philippine esports and an opportunity for Filipino gamers to take to the regional stage,”  said DC Dominguez, head of Globe games and esports. 

PPGL will host the 2021 Valorant Challengers, a national competition that will serve as a qualification for Filipino teams to the Valorant Masters where the best of Southeast Asia will compete. Challengers will be divided into three splits, with each split running three tournaments over six weeks. Only two teams from the Philippines will advance to the Masters. 

On top of the qualifying berths, a total of P1.5 million prize pool is up for grabs for the Filipino squads in the Valorant Challengers PH throughout 2021. 

Free registration for the Valorant Challengers PH-Stage 01, which boasts of a P375,000 prize pool, opens on Wednesday, January 20. 

The 2021 VALORANT Challengers will be an all-online tournament for the first split in accordance with the safety measures currently being observed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

PPGL will also add LoL: Wild Rift to its list of esports titles, with more details to be announced soon. 

“Mineski and Globe have been extremely valuable partners to us here in Southeast Asia and we are delighted to bring more competitive experiences for VALORANT and League of Legends: Wild Rift to the Philippines with them,” said Chris Tran, head of esports for Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

“There is a lot of talent to unearth across the region and with the PPGL, we are looking forward to harnessing the next generation of esports stars,” he added.