Game Titles Announced for the 2023 SEA Games Esports Event in Cambodia
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.
The game titles for the esports events are as follows:
- 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.
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.
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!
How to Join a Tournament in Globe Gamer Grounds
We hear you! Some people have been wondering: “How can I join a tournament in Globe Gamer Grounds?” We understand that it can be a little bit confusing at first but we’re here to help you out so you can start joining the fun and participate in the different activities that we’ve prepared for you.
Registering an account on the platform:
Users have the ability to register a new account. Each account is associated with the users’ email. Users must choose a unique username. The username must be at least four characters long and be less than 30 characters in length. The username can consist of letters, numbers, and underscores.
Alternatively, users can register with Facebook, Google, or Twitch should they have an account with any of those services just by clicking the Login with Facebook, Google, or Twitch buttons.
To register an account:
- Navigate to the portal by opening your browser and entering https://globe.emberhub.gg into the address bar.
- Click on the “Register” button in the top right corner of the page.
- Enter your desired username, email, and password you wish to associate with the account. Finally, confirm your password by entering a matching password.
- Read the Terms and Conditions.
- If you are over 13 years old, check the box if you agree to the Terms and Conditions.
- Click on the “Continue” button.
- A Verify Your Account box will appear and a verification email will be sent to your email address.
- Once you click on the “Activate Account” button within the email, an Account Verified window will load. Click “Continue” to proceed.
Linking a game to an account:
Users need to link games to their Globe Gamer Grounds account.
To link a game account:
- Click the drop down and go to settings
- Scroll down and choose the game/s to be played
- Fill up the details needed for your game and click next
Joining a tournament:
Users can join a tournament within Members Hub. Only teams with the minimum number of players can join a tournament. In other words, you must have 5 players to play a 5v5 tournament.
To Join a Tournament:
- Login to Member’s Hub.
- Click on “Events” in the main menu.
- Select the tournament that you would like to join.
- Click on the Join Now button.
- Join the tournament with a valid team according to the tournament’s settings.
- Select the members you wish to participate in the tournament and click “Next”.
- Confirm the team.
- A notification will appear to confirm the team has joined.
Now, you’re all set! We’ll provide more guides for you in the future so you can complete your Globe Gamer Grounds experience!
Thamuz, Beatrix, & Wanwan Dominate MPL-PH Week 1-2
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League – Philippines (MPL-PH) released the top 5 heroes for the most picked, most banned, and with the highest win rate for the first two weeks of the league.
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League – Philippines (MPL-PH) released the top 5 heroes for the most picked, most banned, and with the highest win rate for the first two weeks of the league. These are the heroes that define the current meta of the competitive scene and show the most overpowered heroes right now.
The Most Picked Heroes
Esmeralda tops the list with 20 games under her. As a hero, Esmeralda allows good wave management and great mobility across the map. Meanwhile, 3 marksmen have entered the top 5 win the ever reliant Beatrix, Wanwan, and Claude that all have the potential to carry a game in the mid-late game period. Finally, the fighter/mage hero Julian also entered the list with 17 games under him. Julian can easily chase and lockdown an opponent and secure a kill.
The Most Banned Heroes
The most banned heroes are composed of mostly jungle and mage heroes with Fanny taking the top spot with 33 bans. This assassin jungler is feared by a lot of teams because of her damage potential and her mobility. Even if she is spotted on the other side of the map, she can easily come to a teamfight and back up. The top 2 most banned is Ling, another assassin jungler with great mobility and execution prowess. Mages Faramis and Valentina took the top 3 & 4 slots due to their playmaking potential. Finally, Akai took the 5th spot as a fighter jungler that can single out targets and engage in a successful teamfight.
Highest Win Rate
Thamuz stunned everybody with a staggering 81.82% win rate. This exp laner can easily be left alone to farm and fight or split push the lane. Reflected in their high pick rate, Beatrix, Wanwan, and Claude also showed high win rates with 72.22%, 56.25%, and 53.55% respectively for the first two weeks. However, there is a huge difference between Beatrix and the two other marksmen. Beatrix’s abilities can fast clear waves and her critical damage can turn a teamfight around. Akai also took the 5th place for the highest win rate as Akai is a very good alternative choice in the jungle.
As of week 2, Blacklist International, Omega Esports, and ONIC Philippines lead the standings of the MPL-PH. MPL-PH Season 10 – Regular Season runs every Friday-Sunday until October 2, 2022.
5 Pokémon Champions to Expect in the Pokémon Unite Philippine Open
The Pokémon Unite Philippine Open extended its registration until August 4, 2022. Qualifiers will happen on August 6-7, 2022 while the playoffs and finals will be on August 12-13, 2022. The tournament has a 1,000,000 PHP prize pool.
The qualifier rounds on August 6-7 will consist of two 32-team brackets per day. The top two (2) teams per pool will proceed to the Playoffs on August 12.
Pokémon Unite is a 5v5 game where two teams battle it out to see who can score the most points within the 10 minutes time period. It takes teamwork and strategy to score more points and prevent opponents from scoring points. It is a different type of 5v5 game that got a lot of players curious to try it out.
For the upcoming qualifiers, teams are expected to field their very best Pokémon starters. What Pokémons can we expect to see in the Pokémon Unite Philippine Open? Here are five Pokémons that would probably make the drafts:
Absol is a jungle speedster that can deal big physical damage to the opponent in close proximity. Absol has high burst damage and mobility. However, this Pokémon requires expert ability to be played correctly and it relies on its critical damage and its unite move to be untargetable. This means that the player has to carefully watch his positioning during the game to maximize Absol’s abilities.
Blissey is a support melee with a special damage type. It is a Pokémon that heals its allies, empowers them, and cures them of different conditions depending on the player’s moveset build on Blissey. Blissey’s Unite Move “Bliss Assistance” grants an ally Pokémon a shield and increases its attack speed and special attack for a short time. Its passive ability is Natural Cure removes all status conditions from the Pokémon. Naturally, teams would want to have Blissey on their composition to ensure sustainability of all the other Pokémons.
Greninja is a ranged attacker that uses smokescreens to strategically hide itself and then deal great attack damage to the opponents. Its mobility and stealth is perfect for jungling. Greninja’s skills rely heavily on the accuracy and precision of its skillshots. Also, Greninja users need to be careful until they reach their power spike at level 7. Before this, Greninja is very vulnerable.
Hoopa is a ranged supporter with a special damage type. It is a complex Pokémon to play but if played strategically can help the team be healed in the battlefield and at the same time, deal damage to the opponents. Hoopa is very versatile with a strong laning potential. Its United Move is Rings Unbound. It increases the user’s max HP and creates a ring at a designated location. Each ally Pokémon can warp to the ring’s location.
Last week, we mentioned that Pikachu is the very best starter Pokémon for anybody who is trying Pokémon Unite for the first time. Pikachu is also a very good Pokémon to play in the competitive scene because of his crowd control and huge damage. Pikachu is a ranged attacker that stuns and damages the opponent with electricity. This Pokémon has a wide attack range but tends to be very squishy.
So what are you waiting for? Register now for the Pokémon Unite Philippine Open!
Why Pikachu is the Very Best Pokémon Starter
For anybody who wants to get into Pokemon UNITE, the Pokemon Company’s first MOBA, players can start their journey with a strong and easy-to-use Pokemon in Pikachu.
Do you want to be the very best that no one ever was?
Pokémon UNITE is the very first Pokémon multiplayer battle online arena game for android and iOS by The Pokémon Company. It is also published by Nintendo on the Nintendo Switch. Ever since its release last 2021, a lot of long-time Pokémon fans and newly acquired fans have been playing the game, with features a match consisting of two teams of five players and whichever team scores the most points at the end of the game wins. Each player gets to pick his or her own Pokémon starter and as the game goes, levels up the Pokémon to become stronger and more impactful in the game.
A lot of people have been curious about this game and the easiest way to get themselves in the game is to pick a fairly easy-to-use starter and that’s no other than everyone’s old friend, Pikachu! Pikachu is the first Pokémon that every player starts with in the game and with good reason.
Pikachu is a strong ranged attacker that is easy to control and understand. Basically, Pikachu is a long-range type of Pokémon that attacks its opponents using electricity and sometimes causes them to be paralyzed. Pikachu is best used in the top lane or the bottom lane. Pikachu is at the top of every tier list for Pokémon UNITE.
It has a diverse set of moves that players can choose from as Pikachu’s progression goes. Here is the list of Pikachu’s skillset:
Basic Attack: Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage. This boosted attack also paralyzes opposing Pokémon for a short time when it hits.
Static: Paralyzes all opponents near the Pokémon for a short time when the Pokémon receives damage. This Ability goes on cooldown after it’s triggered.
Thunder Shock: Releases electricity, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect. Also paralyzes opposing Pokémon for a short time.
Upon reaching Lv. 4, you can select one of the following two moves:
Electro Ball: Hurls an electric orb, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and leaving them paralyzed for a short time. This move’s damage increases the lower the opposing Pokémon’s remaining HP is.
Thunder: Drops wicket thunderbolts, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect.
Electroweb: Attacks and captures opposing Pokémon using an electric net, leaving them unable to move.
Upon reaching Lv. 6, you can select one of the following two moves:
Volt Tackle: Has the user electrify itself and charge ahead, throwing opposing Pokémons.
Thunderbolt: Attacks with a strong electric blast, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and leaving them unable to act.
Unite Move: Thunderstorm: Attacks the opposing team’s Pokémon near the user with tremendous bolts of lightning.
Every player can customize his or her own moveset depending on their playstyle. Pikachu is strong in the early game and can poke the opponent easily or take down farming camps fast. Pikachu also has a fast cooldown rate that players can take advantage of, and with this, Pikachu is absolutely great in team fights. However, players must also be careful as Pikachu is a squishy champion and is not made for close combat. Pikachu users must be cautious of Pokémons like Crustle, Snorlax, & Slowbro.
So there you have it! What are you waiting for? Download Pokémon UNITE now and play with your friends. Don’t forget to form a team and get the competitive spirit up and running and join the Pokémon Unite Philippine Open in Globe’s Gamer Grounds’ events, and get a chance to win the lion’s share of the PHP 1,000,000 prize pool.