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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
Run & Grow

Stressed Out? Science Says to Play a Video Game for 5 Minutes

It's more effective than sitting quietly

It's great when science gives credence to the things you already do. The latest example of this in my own life comes in the form of a new study that backs up what I and other scientists already know: Playing video games helps you ...

by Stephen Bronner  | July 31, 2017 06:00:00
News and Events

This Pinoy Game is Making Waves in the International Gaming Scene

Garrison: Archangel lets you build your own mecha (or robot) and pilot it, too

Garrison: Angel is the dream game for many of indigo Entertainment's developersMore and more Filipino college students are taking up Information Technology, leading to the course producing one of the top number of graduates in 2015. While most graduates opt to work ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | July 29, 2017 09:00:00
Startup Tips

8 weird reasons Pokémon Go isn't the game craze we're used to

From catching a Pokémon in the delivery room to stumbling upon a dead body, the scenarios are limitless with this hottest augmented reality app.

Cute, fuzzy Pokémon are running amok on planet Earth, and humans are braving crazy conditions to catch them. It seems there is nothing people would not do to hatch, snatch, and evolve the little buggers, even driving and Pokémoning, a.k.a. risking death.The ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | July 14, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Study says kids who play more video games are smarter, friendlier

‘Playing video games is now part of a normal childhood.’

You might want to sit down for this, parental units: New research suggests that gaming for a few hours a week helps kids be better problem-solvers, in class and on the playground.  The results of a study published recently in the journal Social ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | July 09, 2016 01:00:00
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