With the mobile gaming industry becoming more and more competitive, gamers are always in-need of a device that can offer the best possible experience. In this regard, ASUS has recently launched the Zenfone Max Plus, aka “The Battery King” as an answer to the demand.

A Stage Set for the Fiercest Battles

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Team Go’s Darwin Del Rosario

To demonstrate the device’s capabilities, ASUS Philippines recently held its first ever MAX ESPORTS: Vainglory Tournament, in collaboration with ZenTalk Philippines, and the creators of the game itself, Super Evil MegaCorp (SEMC).  Adrenaline pumping 3v3 showdowns involved select media, ZenFans, and members of the local VainGlory community using the Zenfone Max Plus, which delivered smooth and flawless performance all throughout, thanks to its 1.5GHz octa-core processor, and 4GB of RAM.

The game’s full lineup of heroes was unlocked, exclusively for the tournament, adding more excitement as players formulated their team compositions and winning strategies in Halcyon Fold. In addition, Darwell “Asurai” Llerena, one of the best esports casters in the Philippines, hosted the tournament.

The Battle for Glory

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The Max esports Tournament Champions, Team Go composed of Darwin del Rosario, Matthew Garcia, and Emman Tortoza, along with ZenTalk Community Specialist, Meldon Quindoy and Technical PR Specialist, Nikko Reducto.

All the matches were intense, and nerve-wracking. But in the end, Team Go composed of Darwin del Rosario for Filipino Tech Addict, veteran player Matthew Garcia, and Gadget Pilipinas’ Emman Tortoza stood on top as the grand champions, followed by Team Zoom – Christian Pena of TechbeatPH, Adrian Ayuyac of Ungeek.PH, and Vincent Haoson of DAGeeks, Team Zen – Sionne Miranda of The Bag Investigator, Chester Labaco of Hungry Geeks, and Cyrus Villegas from the Vainglory community, and Team Max – Aci Borneo of Acigirl, Duey Guison of Unbox.PH, and Nico Guarte of NicDroid.

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Playing with the ZenFone Max Plus was fun because the movements were really smooth and controls were accurate. I did not encounter problems at all.Matthew Garcia, long-time player of Vainglory.
For the past year we have witnessed how esports took the country by storm and, truth be told, right now we are considered to be one of the biggest markets for mobile games in Southeast Asia. Our newest Battery King, the ZenFone Max Plus, is a match made in heaven for gamers who look for a weapon that offers great full view display for immersive game play and massive energy that ensures victory.
We are expecting that mobile gaming will be even bigger in the upcoming years in the country and ASUS ZenFone will definitely develop more ground-breaking and powerful devices that will cater to the evolving needs of Filipino consumers.Anvey Factora, Head of Marketing of ASUS Philippines Systems Group

Taewon Yun, SEMC’s General Manager of Global Publishing also expressed his excitement for the collaboration, and was also impressed with the Zenfone Max Plus’ capabilities.

We believe that mobile devices will be the main gaming platform for the next generation. Vainglory brings the undiluted, no-compromises multiplayer gaming experience to mobile gamers everywhere, with a new 5v5 mode. The launch of devices like ZenFone Max Plus resonates with our vision and paves the way for mobile esports.Taewon Yun, SEMC's General Manager of Global Publishing

You may watch the full matches at the ASUS Philippines Facebook Page.

Pricing and Availability

The Zenfone Max Plus retails for PhP11,995, and is available in stores and at the ASUS Lazada Store. Alternatively, you can also purchase the device through Home Credit’s 6-month installment plan at 0% interest. Click here to know where you can avail of this awesome deal.

For more information, you may visit the ASUS Philippines Website, the ZenTalk forum,  or follow the brand’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. You may also check out our review of the Zenfone Max Plus.



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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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