With e-sports getting a strong endorsement into becoming a regular Olympics event, PROMDI presidential aspirant Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, Dec. 4 pushed for the propagation of the computer-based games as he aired hopes that Filipinos could become “pound-for-pound’ champions in international electronic game scene in the world.
Sen. Manny Pacquiao is joined by his son, Michael, during the launch of TPGG Esports team
Pacquiao led the formal launching of the Team Pacquiao GG (TPGG) with the country’s top five gaming experts who have made a name in their respective field and in humanitarian programs.
Pacquiao said Esports is a rapidly growing sporting industry that is generating employment and business opportunities around the world and the Philippines must harness its own talents to become a major force in international electronic gaming.
“Today, we are launching Team Pacquiao to sow the seed of Filipino excellence in international esports competitions. Our purpose is to become the pound for pound esports heavyweights of Southeast Asia through community engagements, professional teams, content creation, and charitable giving,” Pacquiao said.
TPGG is a partnership of Pacquiao and international esports firm Veloce as part of the latter’s expansion in Southeast Asia.
The country’s pride in the boxing arena said he chose five of the country’s top gamers to make up his team not only because of their extreme expertise in various aspects of ESports but also because of what they have accomplished in terms of helping the needy among Filipinos.
Name to his team were “GLOCO” who is one of the pioneer YouTubers and a creative content creator in the country; “Kimbee” a TV model and a chef; “Een,” w a model and a successful young entrepreneur in the field of crypto-trading; “Shin Boo” who a world-renowned esports international commentator and Wrecker, who is known not only as a badass e-gamer.
Like Pacquiao, Wrecker is a philanthropist having raised P15 Million which he donated to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
“Team Pacquiao has partnered with Veloce Group (Veloci) to build Team Pacquiao together to something special not only for the Philippines but also for the world,” the lawmaker said.
Pacquiao also plays Esports and is reportedly a good Mobile Legend player.
His son, Michael, also an Esports fan, said his father …….