Last year marked many milestones for e-sports in the Philippines. One of them was to host the Manila Major, where top teams from different countries compete in this DOTA 2 tournament. This year, PLDT Home and SMART will be supporting the first Manila Masters 2017, and they are rooting for Clutch Gamers – the Philippine representatives to the tourney’s main event.
Competing with seven of the best teams around the world, Clutch Gamers is composed of professional Dota 2 players Khim “Gabbi” Villafuerte, Armel Paul Tabios, Rafael Sicat “Rappy” Palo, Marvin “Boombacs” Rushton, and Kenneth “flysolo” Coloma. Among over 3,000 teams, they clinched the top spot in the National Qualifiers. At stake for the grand prize winner is the $250,000 prize pool and the coveted title of being the first ever Manila Masters.
“PLDT Home and Smart are one with the local gaming community in supporting our very own Clutch Gamers to show the world that Filipinos are a force to reckon with when it comes to competitive online gaming,” PLDT FVP and Head of Home Business Oscar A. Reyes, Jr. said. “As partners and supporters of the local gaming community, we are committed to giving our players access to world-class internet to enable them to level up their game and help Put the Philippines in the global gaming map.”
Visit the masters.gg for more details or smtickets.com for event passes.