Esports AcadArena and Globe Telecom partner with Riot Games Southeast Asia to Develop Collegiate Esports in the Philippines

Esports AcadArena, the Philippines’ leading campus esports initiative, proudly announces its partnership with Riot Games Southeast Asia to develop student gaming initiatives in the country.

This partnership with Riot Games Southeast Asia — the developers of hit titles League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra, and Valorant — is a major milestone for AcadArena, which serves as the strategic partner for Globe Telecom for campus esports in the Philippines and a key partner for Twitch Student in Southeast Asia.

AcadArena pioneered many campus esports organizations and milestones in the Philippines, including the first esports merit scholarship in Southeast Asia

The partnership synergizes well with current educational and competitive plans and offerings of AcadArena, whose community is rooted in Riot titles.

Collegiate-level esports is an important step in nurturing the next generation of professional players and video game industry professionals, and we are excited to work closely with Esports AcadArena and Globe Telecom to bring our games to campuses in the Philippines.

Said Chris Tran, Head of Esports at Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

Riot Games Southeast Asia and AcadArena’s partnership will be kicked-off by Valorant’s inclusion in the University Alliance Cup (formerly Alliance League). 

UAC is made up of members of the AcadArena Alliance, a national network of accredited student-organizations across the Philippines. Alliance members receive funding, training and support from AcadArena in order to establish their campus esports ecosystem. 

In addition, Legends of Runeterra will be a regularly featured game in AcadArena’s weekly community events, while League of Legends: Wild Rift on mobile is expected to be included in UAC upon its release. 

Globe has always been at the forefront of supporting the grassroots initiatives for esports in colleges and universities, as a strategic partner for Riot Games and AcadArena we look forward to working with both to continue making gaming and esports related programs that will benefit the school and the students across the Philippines.

Said Dennis Christian Dominguez, Head of Games and Esports for Globe Telecom.

We’re grateful for the trust put on us by both Globe and Riot in being a key campus esports partner here in the Philippines, more announcements will come in the next months.

Said AcadArena founder Ariane Lim.

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