ASUS ROG recently announced that it’s going to be the official hardware partner for one of the year’s biggest eSports events – the PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BATTLEGROUNDS SEA Championship. With this, gamers will also have the chance to represent their country and region in the first PUBG Global invitational to be held in Berlin, Germany this July.

In the Philippines, elimination matches will be held in key Mineski iCafes to determine which squads will make it to the National Finals, which will be held on June 9 and 10 at the SM City North EDSA Skydome.

ROG continues to dominate the global arena for competitive gaming. With every product we release, we make sure that we take the gamers’ needs at heart. Moreover, we provide a venue where gamers can gather and enjoy gaming together as a big community. So this year, We are excited to host this event in the country and in the SEA region, and we especially want our Filipino gaming fans to rise up on top and challenge the world’s best in the competitive esports world stage.Eason Lin, ASUS Philippines Open Platform Business Group Country Manager
Battleground dominance

ASUS ROG will be bringing forth its full lineup of motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, notebooks, routers, and peripherals, to bring out the best in each player, all towards that coveted chicken dinner.

MotherboardROG Strix B360-H GAMING
Graphics CardROG Strix GTX 1070Ti
MonitorROG Swift PG258Q
KeyboardROG Strix Flare
MouseROG Pugio
MousepadROG Sheath
HeadsetROG Strix Fusion 500
Gaming LaptopsROG Zephyrus
ROG Zephyrus M
ROG Strix Hero and Scar
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rog pubgROG will also grant the top squad of the country final with four ROG PC sets, worth almost PhP500,000 for them to perform better and achieve global dominance.

Official Tournament by PUBG

PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) is the internationally-acclaimed 100-man battle royale game developed by PUBG Corporation. Through this partnership with ROG, both brands are setting the stage for aspiring gamers in Southeast Asia to win its inaugural competition. The event spans six countries – the top squads from each national final will go to Thailand for the regional finals on June 23 and 24. The winner will represent the entire region in the PUBG Global Invitational happening on July 2018, in Berlin, Germany.

Tournament Schedule

 

 National QualifiersNational Finals
PhilippinesMay 5 to June 3June 9 to 10
IndonesiaApril 28 to May 13May 19 to 20
Malaysia/SingaporeMay 5 to May 27TBA
ThailandMay 7 to June 10June 22, 2018
VietnamJune 16, 2018June 16, 2018

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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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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

The Gadget Pilipinas Team was given access to a press briefing with Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director from From Software and a bit of hands-on gameplay. Here’s our take on the hands-on gameplay and the insights from the press interview. We also  figured a listicle is in order to rundown why this game will match the hype surrounding it.

Here’s our Top 5 reasons why “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is to die for.

1) The game is Tenchu-inspired

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2) Casual or hardcore can play

sn1rmqcvrwomyuttaoyq 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forFrom Software is notorious for challenging games and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no exception. However, Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director of From Software, revealed that he himself is a casual gamer and has made it clear that the game should be accessible to beginners and experienced players alike.

3) Upgradeable prosthetic arm

jjn6e6ivua5u142iukql 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat prosthetic arm that Sekiro has isn’t just for looks. It can launch a grappling hook and is upgradeable too. No details were revealed but its good to know that a skill-tree based system is in place. Think Horizon Zero Dawn or Spiderman on the way skill and gadgets are upgraded. Tech upgrades set in feudal Japan? What’s not to like?

4) Play the style that suits you

jo1pi5md3myj0pxynz9p 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forStealth like Tenchu or head-on like Dark Souls? It’s up to you. What’s clear is that you can’t use stealth for the whole campaign since the game wasn’t designed that way. Stealth can be used to thin enemy numbers and to preserve your health before confronting the big boss. The mix of stealth and hack and slash is always a good mix to change-up the pace and should suit any gameplay style.

5) Single-player only campaign can last 20 to 30 hours 

ocxemodvr6oa72argpyo 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat’s the length of the campaign as per Miyazaki. The game is focused-solely on the single-player experience. No more wayward players who can just jump-in and help or derail your campaign. From Software also focused on the story-telling. Given that no resources were spent in developing the multiplayer aspect, expect the campaign to take it up a notch.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be released on March 22, 2019 on PC, Xbox One and the Playstation 4.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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Heads-up, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) players. The PES game you’re playing on your phone is going to get a major upgrade.

For starters, the visuals will get a major overhaul and will be using Unreal Engine 4 – the same graphics engine used in triple A games for consoles and PCs. With the use of Unreal Engine 4, PES will be inching closer to how it looks versus its console port. It

Next, over 3,000 new animations, improved player AI with every playstyle accounted for, and realistic ball movements has been optimized for fans to enjoy the ultimate soccer game.

And lastly, 10 new league licenses from Europe, South America and Asia have been added, including Japan’s J. League.

The best part? Despite these updates,  Winning Eleven 2019 is still free-to-play (with in-game purchases).

PES 2019 promises to give a life-like behavior of the beautiful game and should take competitive mobile sports gaming to new heights.

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More about the game and new features, here.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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