Top eSports teams from the ULeague Mobile Legends Charity Clash Tournament are ready to battle it out in the upcoming Championship Round scheduled on September 16 and 17.
Proceeds from participating companies in the Charity Clash Tournament were given to COVID-19 initiatives of various non-profits as a way for the eSports and gaming community to help vulnerable communities cope with the pandemic.
During the quarantine period, ULeague launched the fully online Charity Clash Tournament featuring the popular game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Four qualifying rounds were held featuring teams from several companies, including Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank), its subsidiaries CitySavings Bank, UBX and PETNET Inc., as well as UnionBank’s fintech partners including Coins.ph, XLOG, PDAX, Data Analytics Ventures, Inc. (DAVI), DragonPay, Salarium, Banana Fintech, and EOI Digital.
All participating companies have pledged a donation which will go to non-profit organizations including Caritas Manila’s Oplan Damayan and Contra COVID-19 program as well as Kalipay Negrese Foundation’s distance learning program for children affected by the ongoing pandemic.
The winners and runner ups from the previous rounds have earned a spot in the Championship where they will compete for a cash prize of Php 30,000.
Seeing the tremendous growth and community engagement around eSports, UnionBank spearheaded the creation of ULeague together with the Distributed Ledger Technology Association of the Philippines (DLTAP), Fintech Philippines Association (FPH), Tech Up Pilipinas Inc. and UnionBank’s online donation and payment collection platform called UShare.
“ULeague is a corporate league where companies, gamers and professional eSports athletes can engage in competition and promote the thriving eSports industry. ESports is such an interesting industry and has seen tremendous growth in viewership and revenue in recent years,” said UnionBank Vice-Chairman Justo A. Ortiz.
ULeague’s start came when the bank realized many employees were avid gamers and held internal tournaments to engage them, build camaraderie and understand the wider gaming community. Seeing much interest and positive feedback, UnionBank created ULeague as a way of sharing the experience with its partners and other corporates.
“The pandemic made us adjust to executing the tournament to be purely online, and we were able to do so while still keeping the spirit of competition and sportsmanship,” Ortiz added.
Find out who will be the ULeague Mobile Legends Charity Clash Tournament Champion by following the official ULeague Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ULeaguePH). Special prizes and giveaways will be up for grabs during the livestream on September 16 and 17 from 6:00 PM onwards.