The M2 World Champions, Bren Esports, received a resolution from the House of Representatives in the Philippines, commending their achievement in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M2 World Championship that was held in Singapore on Jan. 24, 2021. The tournament concluded with a scintillating 4 - 3 victory for Bren Esports in the Grand Finals against Burmese Ghouls. Shortly after their arrival back in the Philippines, Bren Esports received recognition through a House Resolution filed by Leyte 4th District Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez. The Philippines House of Representatives praised the team for their historic feat and perseverance despite the hurdles encountered due to the ongoing pandemic.
Bren Esports Commended by the House of Representatives in the Philippines
The resolution recognized Bren Esport’s achievements, especially in a time of temporary stagnation of several traditional athletic sports brought on by the pandemic. The resolution further states that both the lack of conventional sports and the rise of online streaming platforms have genuinely elevated the status of esports in the Philippines.
“As a rising industry which has been gaining popularity in an increasing number of countries, esports or competitive online gaming carries a lot of career opportunities and develops among its players the same athletic qualities of discipline, commitment, and professionalism,” Torres-Gomez said in the resolution.
The representative further stated that Bren’s victory, despite esports being relatively new in the country, could serve as inspiration for the youth to look forward to the possibility of exploring professional gaming as an alternative career.
The resolution was first reported by the Inquirer.net and then posted on Bren Esport’s official Facebook page, thanking Lucy Torres-Gomez for recognizing the esports team’s achievement.
This is just the beginning of the rise of esports in the Philippines. We can expect more as the mobile esports industry continues to grow and get recognized worldwide.