Esports to be broadcast on one of the largest TV networks in the Philippines

Vignesh Raghuram

4o, Jan, 2018
Tier One, (the first esports and gaming talent agency in the Philippines) has just signed a deal with ABS-CBN, the largest TV network in the Philippines, to launch the first-ever first fully Tagalog esports broadcast for Filipino esports fans starting this January.
Featuring WomboXcombo veterans, Nico “Kuyanic” Nazario, Jaz “Heneral Tuna” Comoda, Bianca “Biancake” Yao, and more, this new esports broadcast will target millions of gaming enthusiasts and players in the Philippines and will feature live esports events, the first of which is the final day of the Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds, which will go live on ABS-CBN Sports and Action.

“I truly believe that in order for esports to be appreciated by a wider audience here in the Philippines, it has to be covered by local esports talents in the local language.”

Tier One Entertainment CEO, Tryke Gutierrez, said in a press release.

“Most sports coverages are done in tagalog, why not esports?  I’m just happy to have one of the biggest networks in the country believe in what we’re trying to achieve.” He added.

In the past, South Korea presented esports on national television, with channels such as Pandora TV showing esports content all over the country. Malaysia through eGG network also broadcasts esports events all over the country. India is yet another Asian country who has broadcasted esports successfully through the Dsports network. This is Philippines first foray into the TV – esports broadcast market.
So don’t forget to tune in to the Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds on January 21, 2018, on the ABS-CBN Sports and Action network.