Valorant Esports Reveal 2023 VCT Teams

With the introduction of the new franchised format, Riot Games identified 30 teams as their “partner teams” to help take Valorant esports to its new era.

This year, Valorant presented the new format for the next year. They introduced three new Valorant International Leagues with 10 partnered teams each. With the introduction of the new franchised format, Riot Games identified 30 teams as their “partner teams” to help take Valorant esports to its new era. 

It was a competitive process that saw a multitude of  international esports organizations applying for a coveted spot. The selection was incredibly grueling as Riot Games made sure that they would be able to pick the best teams. The application included written applications, in-depth interviews, and financial reviews. Riot Games mentioned that competitive performance was not a key factor for consideration. They focused on the organization’s ability to provide the best experience for the fans of Valorant esports. 

Riot Games mentioned in the Valorant esports website the top 3 criteria that they considered in picking the final teams: 

  • Organizations who share our values of always putting fans first, celebrate our diverse community, and are committed to supporting pros
  • Organizations who have created a strong connection with fans through engaging content, a compelling brand, and an exciting roster
  • Organizations who build for the long-term, with a focus on sustainability

For teams who did not make the cut, they still have a chance to compete within the Valorant esports ecosystem through the different challenger leagues around the world and the new Ascension tournaments. 

Here are the teams that made the cut:

THE AMERICAS – Los Angeles

  1. Sentinels
  2. 100 Thieves
  3. Cloud 9
  4. NRG
  5. Evil Geniuses
  6. Furia
  7. Loud
  8. MIBR
  9. Krü Esports
  10. Leviatán

EMEA – Berlin

  1. Fnatic
  2. Team Liquid
  3. Team Vitality
  4. Karmine Corp
  5. Team Heretics
  6. Giants
  7. Navi
  8. Fut Esports
  9. BBL Esports
  10. Koi

Pacific – Seoul

  1. Zeta Division
  2. Detonation Gaming
  3. Gen.G
  4. T1
  5. DRX
  6. Team Secret
  7. Paper Rex
  8. Rex Regum Qeon
  9. Talon Esports
  10. Global Esports

There are notable teams that did not make the cut such as TSM, G2, and Xerxia but they will still have a chance to compete in other challenger leagues next year. Congratulations to all the teams that made the top 10 of their region. 

Valorant esports for 2023 is sure to be exciting!

Rainbow Six Mobile Now on Closed Beta

Popular FPS game Rainbow Six comes to mobile’s closed beta.

Renowned shooter game Rainbow Six previously announced its mobile counterpart. Last September 12, the Rainbow Six Mobile closed beta was released on Google Play. It is a free-to-play, competitive, tactical, and team-based FPS game. The closed beta is currently exclusive to android users.

According to the Ubisoft website, Rainbow Six Mobile is the ultimate tactical shooter game, designed exclusively for mobile that allows players to:

  • Compete in Rainbow Six’s classic Attack vs. Defense game modes.
  • Play as an Attacker or Defender in fast-paced 5v5 matches and face intense close-quarter combat while making timely tactical decisions.
  • Collaborate as a team to set-up strategies and take full advantage of the destructible environments.
  • Choose from a roster of highly trained Operators, each with their own unique abilities and gadgets.

Ubisoft also listed down what players can expect in the closed beta. They added the first stage of the Operator Unlock and Progression system. There will be daily challenges, a ticket system to play and unlock operators, and a battle pass. There are also new graphical and gameplay improvements, social features like persistent teams, and a more streamlined menu flow.

Three iconic Rainbow Six maps are part of the closed beta: Bank, Border, and Clubhouse.

  • Bank: Located in the middle of a highly populated city, this heavily fortified bank will not be easy to infiltrate. Attackers will have difficulty to find the objective as the building is composed of several small and medium-sized rooms that can be easily reinforced by the Defenders.
  • Border: In this map, you’ll feel isolated in this deadly outpost set at the border of two countries. Completely surrounded by deserted mountains, this map is composed of old and new buildings and is filled with open areas. Moving around will be dangerous and must be calculated carefully as it is one of the most open and destructible maps.
  • Clubhouse: Every hour is happy hour in this biker gang clubhouse, a large map designed for strategic rotation and mobility. Sprawling throughout the building’s three floors are large, open rooms and plenty of destructible walls. The exterior is similarly vast and offers several interesting entry points for Attackers.

The following Attacking Operators are part of the closed beta:

  1. Ash
  2. Sledge
  3. Twitch
  4. Thermite
  5. Hibana
  6. Ying
  7. Glaz
  8. Thatcher
  9. Attacking Recruit

The following Defending Operators are part of the closed beta:

  1. Caveira
  2. Bandit
  3. Smoke
  4. Valkyrie
  5. Mute
  6. Rook
  7. Jäger
  8. Kapkan
  9. Defending Recruit

Android users can still register to get a chance to participate in the closed beta. It is only available in the following countries: Canada, US, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, Philippines, and India. Rainbow Six Mobile’s developer Ubisoft mentioned that testing for iOS users will come in the future.

Globe Gamer Grounds Raffle Fiesta Presents Follower Milestones

Globe Gamer Grounds will be giving away multiple prizes after each follower milestone of the Ember Philippines Facebook page.

Gamers, don’t miss out!

Globe Gamer Grounds will be giving away multiple prizes after each follower milestone of the Ember Philippines Facebook page.

There will be extra special prizes for the follower milestones listed below:

  • 1,000 Followers: 500 GCash/Dota Battlepass
  • 3,000 Followers: 500 GCash/4,740 Ember Points
  • 5,000 Followers: Razer Gaming Mouse
  • 10,000 Followers: RealMe Narzo 50
  • 13,000 Followers: Razer Hammerhead In-Head Headphone
  • 15,000 Followers: Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X
  • 20,000 Followers: Razer Kraken Gaming Headphone
  • 25,000 Followers: Razer Blackwidow Gaming Keyboard
  • 30,000 Followers: Xiaomi Pad 5
  • 35,000 Followers: Razer Quartz Set
  • 40,000 Followers: Playstation 5 Digital Edition
  • 50,000 Followers: Customized Gaming PC

There are also daily raffle winners for the Gamer Grounds Raffle Fiesta where lucky people can win up to 7,500 Ember Points. Gamers can enter the Gamer Grounds Raffle Fiesta right here: https://bit.ly/GlobeGGRaffleFiesta

Just follow these simple instructions:

  1. Go to the event page: https://bit.ly/GlobeGGRaffleFiesta
  2. Login using any of the following: email, Facebook, Google, or Twitter
  3. Complete the 7 ways to earn raffle entries to The Gamers Ground Raffle Fiesta:
    1. Sign up on the Globe GG Platform (5 Entries)
    2. Join the Globe GG Discord Server (3 Entries)
    3. Visit Globe GGWP on Facebook (1 Entry)
    4. Visit Ember Philippines on Facebook (1 Entry)
    5. Visit Ember Philippines on Instagram (1 Entry)
    6. Follow Ember Philippines on TikTok (1 Entry)
    7. Follow Ember Philippines on Twitter (1 Entry)

Gamers assemble and join the Gamer Grounds Raffle Fiesta now!

The International 2022: Southeast Asia Qualifier Starts September 13

The International 2022: SEA Qualifiers happens on September 13-17, 2022. The champion will head to The International while the 2nd and 3rd placers will head to the Last Chance Qualifiers.

Filipinos are known to be hardcore Dota 2 fans and were once called ‘the best fans in the world.’ With The International just around the corner, Filipinos anticipate the The International 2022: Southeast Asia (SEA) qualifier to find out who will take the last slots for the coveted tournament.

The eligible participants of the The International 2022: Southeast Asia Qualifier are all the teams that participated in the third tour of the current DPC season who did not qualify to The International 2022. This is also provided that they did not replace more than two players from their third tour roster. The teams are seeded based on their total DPC points after the final tour.

The following teams are part of the The International 2022: SEA Qualifier:

  1. Talon Esports (DPC Points: 300)
  2. T1 (DPC Points: 272)
  3. RSG (DPC Points: 100)
  4. Polaris Esports (DPC Points: 57)
  5. Nigma Galaxy SEA (DPC Points: 28)
  6. Neon Esports (DPC Points: 5)
  7. Execration (SEA Division II 1st Seed)
  8. Lilgun (SEA Division II 2nd Seed)
  9. Army Geniuses (SEA Division II 3rd Seed)
  10. Summit Gaming (SEA Division II 4th Seed)
  11. Atlantis (SEA Division II 5th Seed)
  12. XERXIA (SEA Division II 6th Seed)
  13. TNC Predator (SEA Division II 7th Seed

* Team SMG was disqualified from The International 2022: SEA Qualifier

The tournament is played with a double-elimination bracket. Talon Esports, Lilgun, Nigma Galaxy SEA, Polaris Esports, RSG, Neon Esports, Execration, and T1 are seeded in the upper bracket while Army Geniuses, XERXIA, TNC Predator, Atlantis, and Summit Gaming are in the lower bracket. All upper bracket and lower bracket games are played with a best-of-three match except for the lower bracket round 1 match between XERXIA and TNC Predator which will be a best-of-one game. The grand finals will be a best-of-five series.

The champion will proceed to The International 2022 as the regional qualified team from Southeast Asia where they will join the current qualified teams: PSG.LGD, OG, Team Spirit, beastcoast, Team Aster, Thunder Awaken, BOOM Esports, TSM, Tundra Esports, Gaimin Gladiators, Evil Geniuses, Fnatic, Soniqs, Hokori, BetBoom Team, and Royal Never Give Up.

The 2nd and 3rd place will head to The International 2022 Last Chance Qualifier. They will join the 2nd and 3rd place from each regional qualifier. Two teams will qualify for The International 2022 from the Last Chance Qualifier.

The tournament will run from September 13-17, 2022. The official Filipino broadcast will be taken care of by LuponWXC (KuyaNic)’s Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook pages. Globe at Home is the official telco partner of the Filipino broadcast of The International.

Dota 2 fans can still buy the battle pass through Globe Gamer Grounds’ Ember Points and redeem steam wallet codes. Players can just join different Globe Gamer Grounds tournaments and register in the platform and the official Discord community channel.

It’s a Gamer’s Fiesta with The Gamer Grounds Raffle Fiesta

The Gamer Grounds Raffle Fiesta boasts multiple giveaways for lucky raffle entries.

Multiple prizes such as Ember Points, gaming peripherals like keyboards and headphones, and a customized gaming PC are up for grabs with The Gamer Grounds Raffle Fiesta!

It’s very easy to join the raffle event of Globe Gamer Grounds.

Just follow these simple instructions:

  1. Go to the event page: https://gleam.io/qJLaa/globe-gg-the-gamer-grounds-raffle-fiesta
  2. Login using any of the following: email, Facebook, Google, or Twitter
  3. Complete the 7 ways to earn raffle entries to The Gamers Ground Raffle Fiesta:
    1. Sign up on the Globe GG Platform (5 Entries)
    2. Join the Globe GG Discord Server (3 Entries)
    3. Visit Globe GGWP on Facebook (1 Entry)
    4. Visit Ember Philippines on Facebook (1 Entry)
    5. Visit Ember Philippines on Instagram (1 Entry)
    6. Follow Ember Philippines on TikTok (1 Entry)
    7. Follow Ember Philippines on Twitter (1 Entry)

Don’t miss the chance to win a customized Gaming PC or a new gaming gear or even Ember points! Join now!

Game Titles Announced for the 2023 SEA Games Esports Event in Cambodia

The official game titles for the 32nd SEA Games esports event in Cambodia have been announced.

Esports is once again included in the upcoming 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Cambodia next year. The list of the official game titles were posted last September 7 in the Facebook page of E-Sports Federation Cambodia.

Credits to Esports Federation Cambodia

The game titles for the esports events are as follows:

  • AK2
  • PUBG Mobile
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
  • Cross Fire

There will be a men & women’s division for League of Legends: Wild Rift, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. In the last 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, it was only League of Legends: Wild Rift that had a women’s division. AK2 and PUBG Mobile will have individual and team events.

The previous SEA Games already saw the likes of PUBG Mobile, Wild Rift, MLBB, and Cross Fire while AK2 will be making its debut in the 32nd SEA Games. Only MLBB has been in all SEA Games which hosted esports events.

Esports was first introduced in the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines where the featured game titles were Dota 2 (PC), Starcraft II (PC), Hearthstone (PC), Tekken 7 (Console), Arena of Valor (Mobile), and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (Mobile). The Philippines bagged the gold medals for Dota 2, MLBB, and Starcraft II and bagged silver and bronze medals in Tekken 7. In the 31st SEA Games in Vietnam, the Philippines bagged the gold medals for MLBB with Blacklist International and League of Legends: Wild Rift (Women’s division) with Grindsky Eris.

The 2023 SEA Games will be on May 5 to 16 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Registration is Extended For The G Battle Zone Cup

Valorant and MLBB amateur teams can register until September 11!

Are you looking for a #GameWellPlayed?

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Valorant enthusiasts can rejoice as the registration for the G Battle Zone Cup is extended to September 11, 2022! 

The G Battle Zone is Globe’s biggest amateur Mobile Legends and Valorant tournament, where teams battle it out for a chance at our Php750,000 prize pool (will be divided for two games – MLBB and Valorant). Follow the instructions below to be a part of the #GBattleZone and see what it’s like for pro players! The cup is strictly an amateur tournament only.

Register your teams now through the registration forms provided. The registration requires all players to be registered in the Globe Gamer Grounds platform and/or the New GlobeOne app and be registered as a team.

G Legends Cup 2022 (Mobile Legends: Bang Bang)

Registration Form:  glbe.co/GLegends2022 

  • Registration Period: August 26 to September 11 – 11:59pm
  • Participants must be at least 16 years old and above
  • [Qualifier Dates]: Group A, B, C, and D
    • Day 1 – September 13 – Tuesday
    • (Top 2 each group advances to Playoffs)
  • [Playoffs Dates]:
    • Day 1 – September 15, Thursday
    • Day 2 – September 16, Friday
    • Day 3 – September 17, Saturday
    • Day 4 – September 18, Sunday
    • Day 5 – September 19, Monday
    • Day 6 – September 20 , Tuesday
    • Day 7 – September 21, Wednesday
    • Day 8 – September 24, Saturday
  • For more info: https://bit.ly/G-Legends-Cup-2022-Ruleset
  • For FAQ’s: https://bit.ly/G-Battle-Zone-FAQs

G Battle Zone: Radiant Cup 2022 (Valorant)

Registration Form: glbe.co/GRadiant2022

  • Registration Period: August 26 to September 11, 11:59pm
  • Participants must be at least 16 years old and above
  • [Qualifier Dates]: Group A, B, C, and D
    • Day 1 – September 13, Tuesday
    • (Top 2 each group advances to Playoffs)
  • [Playoffs Dates]:
    • Day 1 – September 15, Thursday
    • Day 2 – September 16, Friday
    • Day 3 – September 17, Saturday
    • Day 4 – September 18, Sunday
    • Day 5 – September 19, Monday
    • Day 6 – September 20 , Tuesday
    • Day 7 – September 21, Wednesday
    • Day 8 – September 24, Saturday (LAN Onsite)
  • [Prize Pool]: ₱375,000 Philippine Pesos
  • For more info: https://bit.ly/G Battle Zone: Radiant Cup 2022 – Rulebook

Don’t miss the chance to play in the finals for an LAN event. Playoffs dated from September 15 – September 21 will be done online while the Grand Finals on September 24 will be done offline.

To register to the New GlobeOne app please download the app using the links below

* Apple Appstore – New GlobeOne

* Google Playstore – GlobeOne

To register for an account and create a team at Globe Gamer Grounds, please proceed to https://globe.emberhub.gg/create-account

For further assistance, you may reach our support team at https://discord.gg/globegg

The 2022 Battle Pass is Now Live!

Purchase the new 2022 Battle Pass for The International now through earning Ember Points and redeeming Steam Wallet Codes in Globe Gamer Grounds.

Earning Battle Pass Levels

There are multiple ways to earn battle pass levels. Players can, of course, complete quests. There will be new quests per week. Another way is by completing Cavern Crawl challenges. Last but definitely not the least, players can purchase levels of the battle pass. This is the fastest way to earn levels. The basic Level 1 bundle starts at $9.99. The standard Level 50 bundle is priced at $29.35, while the advanced Level 100 bundle is at $44.99.

Image via Dota 2 Website

Earn Battle Pass Levels Through Globe Gamer Grounds

There is another way to earn battle pass levels and that is through playing tournaments in the Globe Gamer Grounds platform. Players can join different tournaments in the platform to earn Ember Points. Ember Points is the currency used by Globe Gamer Grounds to reward players who win their tournaments. These points can be used to buy Steam Wallet Codes which can be used to buy DotA 2 Battle Pass levels.

Purchase the 2022 Battle Pass now!

The 2022 Battle Pass has a new two-part style. The first part has just arrived in time to celebrate the upcoming The International. The second part will arrive during the post-tournament season with a new twist on the Diretide event. Players can enjoy new and familiar features of the Battle Pass with premier treasures, rewards, and a lot of cosmetic rewards such as skins, sprays, and taunts. 25% of every purchase prior to the conclusion of The International 2022 goes towards The International 2022 prize pool.

Battle Pass: Part I (September 1st-November 2nd)

Battle Pass: Part II (November 3rd-January 12th)

New Rewards & Treasures

The Battle Pass includes the Faceless Void Arcana, which includes an all-new model and pedestal, custom animations and effects, custom hero assets, 800 arcana-exclusive voice lines, custom kill, and special item effects. It also comes with the Razor Arcana, Phantom Assassin persona, Crystal Maiden persona, Primal Beast Prestige bundle, Immortals (Immortal items — including Ultra Rares — will become tradeable and marketable after The International 12. Until then, each item can be gifted once), custom towers, custom wards, evolving courier, taunts, sprays, consumables, emoticons, chat wheel sounds, music pack, river vials, and so much more!

At Level 1000, players can obtain an exclusive collectors reward – The Aegis of Champions. According to the official DotA 2 website, it is a special glow effect for the in-game fountain Aegis and an invitation to receive The International 11 Collector’s Aegis, an exclusive 1/5th-scale alloy replica of the champion’s prize.

Don’t miss the chance to level up your Battle Pass! Register and join Globe Gamer Grounds now!

Headline: MPL-PH Regular Season Week 3 Recap

ONIC Philippines has catapulted their team to the top 1 of the rankings followed by Omega Esports, ECHO, Blacklist International, RSG Philippines, Bren Esports, Nexplay EVOS, and TNC Pro Team respectively into the 3rd week of MPL-Philippines.

Credits to MPL Philippines Facebook

The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League – Philippines (MPL-PH) Season 10 has just ended its 3rd week of its regular season and matches have only started to heat up more. In an unexpected turn of events, rookie-laden team ONIC Philippines has catapulted their team to the top 1 of the rankings followed by Omega Esports, ECHO, Blacklist International, RSG Philippines, Bren Esports, Nexplay EVOS, and TNC Pro Team respectively. Nobody expected ONIC to come out on top early in the season because of the major roster shuffle that happened from season 9 to season 10.

Week 3 Day 1

  • Match 1: BLCK vs ONIC (0-2)
    • ONIC put a halt to the win streak to the powerhouse team of Blacklist International. They surprised the world with a jaw-dropping backdoor play during game 1 care of Nets’ Bruno to set the momentum for game 2 as well to claim a well-deserved victory.
  • Match 2: OMG vs NXPE (2-0)
    • OMG showed that they want to win an MPL-PH season this time when they secured their third straight win of the season. The rookie, Mikko and OMG’s core, KielVJ were the key factors to OMG’s series win against NXPE.

Week 3 Day 2

  • Match 1: RSG vs BREN (2-1)
    • After a series of rough games, RSG, the defending champions and MSC 2022 champions felt that they were finally back to their old form. In a tough match against Bren Esports, RSG, led by Demonkite and Aqua, powered through Pheww’s squad to take the series win.
  • Match 2: OMG vs ONIC (1-2)
    • It was definitely an ONIC crunch time when the team had to come back from OMG’s game 1 victory. They proved that they did not fear the veterans of Omega. ONIC managed to defeat the comeback kings through the amazing performances of Super Frince and Sensui.
  • Match 3: TNC vs ECHO (1-2)
    • TNC finally won their first game but failed to win their first series. In game 1, TNC’s Kramm stunned ECHO with a sneaky segway but ECHO regrouped and took over games 2 and 3 completely through a major assist from Kurttzy’s Xavier.

Week 3 Day 3

  • Match 1: NXPE vs RSG (0-2)
    • Demonkite showed why he is one of the best Fanny users in the league while Light used his signature Franco to lead RSG into a 2-0 victory against NXPE.
  • Match 2: ECHO vs BLCK (2-1)
    • It was an ECHO loud, ECHO proud moment when the team in purple managed to takedown the behemoths of Blacklist International. It was a close match with the series tied at 1-1. ECHO team captain Yawi scored some clutch plays to claim the nail-biting game 3 against Blacklist.
Credits to MPL Philippines Facebook

The rookie Nets from ONIC Philippines took home the weekly MVP spot. The young gold laner was ONIC’s biggest threat against Blacklist International and Omega Esports for Week 3 with picks such as Bruno, Irithel, Claude, Wanwan, and Beatrix. His average kills were 5.80, average assists at 4.40, average deaths only at 1.40, and gold per minute at 755.

MPL-PH has been unpredictable lately which makes a lot of the audience excited to watch each match. Fans can catch the next week’s action of MPL-Philippines only at their social media channels.

The Holy Grail Infinity Cup is Back

Back for its second season, the Holy Grail Infinity Cup is looking to find the best ML:BB amateur team.

The Holy Grail Infinity Cup is back for its second season. The Holy Grail Guild together with Globe Gamer Grounds is hosting a new season of the online Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament with a prize pool of 135,000 Ember Points. Teams can register on the Globe Gamer Grounds website until August 26 and the tournament will be held online on August 27-28, 2022. This tournament has no registration fees.

What are Ember Points?

Ember Points is the currency used by Globe Gamer Grounds to reward players who win their tournaments.These points can be used to buy ML Diamonds, Garena Free Fire Diamonds, Xbox Memberships, PUBG Mobile UC, Steam Wallet Codes, and a lot more in-game currencies. For the winning teams, the GGG Team will be adding the points to EACH MEMBER’S account on Ember Hub.

Tournament Information

  • Team Captains and members will be required to sign up for an account on the Member’s Hub Gaming, and specify your in-game details in the Member’s Hub Gaming settings.
  • Team Captains will create a Team on the platform. Teams can have a total of six (6) members, including one (1) substitute.
  • Rosters are locked once the Team Captain completes their registration for the tournament.
  • Matches will be played on 2 days:
    • Day 1 – Knockout Stage: Best of 1 until quarterfinals
    • Day 2 – Semi Finals and Finals: Best of 3
  • Check In Time: 00 PM to 2.00 PM GMT+8 (Check In will be done in Member’s Hub community Discord. Claim your Roles at #roles-channel to view the Game Channel / Tournament Channel for event announcements)
  • Registration Close: 15 minutes before the start of the event.
  • Event Start Time / Brackets Up: estimated at 2.00 PM GMT+8* (The matches will be run via Rolling Schedule)

Solo players are encouraged to form teams through the Holy Grail Infinity Facebook Group.

Infinity Cup Season 2’s Main Event will be broadcasted live on the Holy Grail Infinity Facebook page (https://fb.com/hg.guild) on Sunday, August 28, 2022. Show off your competitive side and register your team NOW!