PLUS ATTACK PH: The Online Gaming Challenge
Report: Anton Eder | Media Correspondent
Managing Editor: Raymund Thom Golez
Photos: Anton Eder
MANILA, Philippines – A new eSports has been launched that would surely give an exciting adventure for Filipino gamers. The press launch event was held on August 29 Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Philippines.
Given the brand name, ‘Plus Attack’, it is known as an eSports giving focus on the First Person Shooter genre that have the vision to celebrate the FPS community in our country, the Philippines.
The leading force of Plus Attack, the WASD organization, recognize the difficulty that many aspiring eSports professionals face in trying to make the first foray into the industry , and thus will host game specific coaching sessions, content creation workshops, and shoutcasting workshops, and many more activities that will make future eSports athletes, team managers, coaches, content creators and shoutcasters the tools they need in order to start a career in eSports. These workshops will be headed by seasoned industry professionals and will give budding eSports talents an opportunity to learn from and connect with other passionate individuals in a safe and encouraging environment.
Plus Attack will feature several tournaments, most notably, the Plus Attack CS:GO National Tournament, where the eight best Counter Strike: Global Offensive teams in the Philippines will battle it out to claim the title of the country’s number one CS:GO team and a share of a sizable prize pool. Many other tournaments will take place throughout Plus Attack, including tournaments for the games or Rules of Survival, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, Rainbow Six: Siege, and Overwatch. All of these tournaments will have a shared prize pool of over one million pesos, with the lion’s share of the prize pool going towards the Plus Attack CS:GO National Tournament.
For years, the eSports scene of the Philippines has focused on Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas such as DotA 2 or League of Legends, leaving FPS games in the dust in terms of popularity, playerbase and prevalence. One of Plus Attack’s goal is to celebrate and recognize the loyal Filipino FPS community, and to encourage the community- both players and organizations- to engage in a competitive environment that emphasizes integrity, professionalism and sportsmanship.
The WASD organization, in cooperation with FXZ and SXZ plans for Plus Attack to be a yearly event by FPS players for FPS players. After dreaming and wishing for such an event for the past few years. WASD together with FCZ and SXZ finally decided to organize one themselves, motivated by the FPS community’s unending passion for the genre.
1. Counter Strike: Global Offensive
2. Rainbow Six: Siege
3. Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds
5. Rules of Survival (mobile)
Plus Attack will stage a gaming tournament and convention called Plus (+) Attack FPS APEX 2018, which will run from November 23 to 25, 2018 at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City. Aside from the gaming tournament, the event will also feature eSports specific workshops, show matches and most important, a venue for fun and camaraderie among the eSports Community.