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How Mineski's Ronald Robins Turned Competitive Video Gaming into Big Business

The company's network of 140 cybercafé branches in four countries highlights esports' growth

August 25 saw the conclusion of The International 2018, a global Dota 2 tournament organized by the game’s developer, Valve Corp. The eighth in the series, it is most notable for breaking the record set by the previous year’s event as having ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 29, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Will DOTA, Other Esports Be Included in 2019 SEA Games in PH?

Local esports body is pushing for it to be a demonstration event next year

Professional gaming is one step closer to being included in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which will be held in the Philippines on November and December 2019.A report by the Philippine Daily Inquirer revealed that Arniel Gutierrez, president of the Electronic ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 28, 2018 01:00:00
News and Events

Mineski and TNC Earn Over Php26-M From Global Dota 2 Match Despite Early Loss

The two eSports teams represent the leading edge the fast-growing industry in the Philippines

Two Philippine teams will be taking home at least $500,000 (Php26.7 million) from The International 2018, a global Dota 2 tournament run by game developer Valve Corp.Both Mineski and TNC Predator bowed out of the competition’s main event as Mineski placed in ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 23, 2018 11:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Ways Mineski Changed the Internet Café Industry According to Founder Ronald Robins

With over 10,000 seats in 130 branches, Mineski is the largest cyber café chain operator in the country

Ronald Robins used to spend four to eight hours a day playing online games in between breaks while attending classes at De La Salle University.Robins, who played a multiplayer online battle arena game called Defense of the Ancients or Dota at the ...

by Henry Ong  | February 27, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

$1M at Stake in Int’l DOTA Tournament in PH in January Next Year

Galaxy Battles at the Philippine Arena highlights the country’s rise as esports hub

The Philippines will cement its reputation as a hub for esports in the region when it hosts Galaxy Battles: Emerging Worlds, the second edition of an international DOTA tournament in January 2018.A total prize pot of $1 million (Php50 million) is at ...

by Paul John Caña  | October 09, 2017 05:00:00
News and Events

PH eSports Team Qualifies for a Shot at $1M Prize in Global Tournament

The Dota 2 team's success highlights the rapid growth of e-gaming as an industry

TNC Pro Team is one of the 16 participants to vie for the $1-million grand prize at The Kiev MajorTNC Pro Team has qualified for The Kiev Major 2017, one of the most prestigious international tournaments involving the online video game Dota 2. ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 14, 2017 02:00:00
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Out-Of-Luck PC Repairman Builds PH's Biggest Cybercafe Network

Eric Redulfin shares how a happy accident led to a chain of over 100 cybercafes and counting

Customers at TNC’S High Grounds can enjoy Internet connections of up to 500 mbpsAt the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) last January, five Filipinos took center stage at the Olympic Sports Center in Changzhou, China and accepted the champion’s trophy for Dota ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 10, 2017 11:00:00
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