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Team Liyab, a professional e-sports team, is set to raise the Filipino flag in international online gaming circles with the help of Globe Telecom and esports pioneer, Mineski.

Team Liyab will be debuting with teams from world-renowned esports titles, League of Legends and Hearthstone; as well as the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA) new medal game, Arena of Valor.

The Filipino esports team will be preparing for the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games, which has been officially included in the calendar of the games scheduled to be held in the Philippines from November 30 to December 11, 2019.

Globe SVP for Content Business Nikko Acosta revealed that Globe Games and Esports Program has been leading the development of the industry by setting the trend in all gaming access such as mobile, PC and consoles.

“With the birth of Liyab Esports Team, we will be disrupting esports and games much like how we changed the digital lifestyle and entertainment in the Philippines,” Acosta said and added, “The Philippines will finally have a systematic and professionalized program for esports.”

Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu said the creation of a professional esports team is part of the company’s vision through the Globe Games and Esports Program to accelerate the development of esports in the Philippines.

“Liyab will be the symbol of the country’s burning passion and pride in global esports events,” Cu said.

Mineski CEO and President Ronald Robins believe that esports is now at a stage whereby new roles are being filled in to assure the constant growth and progress of the athletes.

Liyab will establish a professional sports team management system by introducing sports science, mental and physical programs, as well as proper training facilities – moving away from playing houses.

“With the proper management system, we strongly believe we can overcome the hurdles and set an example for many to follow suit as well so to make each country competitive with each game and also to promote a stronger region overall,” said Robins.

Shoutout to Team Liyab in the comments section below to cheer them on as they represent the Philippines in their next Esports game!

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