A new esports team is launching in the Philippines with hopes to take the local Dota 2 scene by storm. Though, this may sound like just another team of hopefuls with a professional gaming dream but it is not! This is because this team is established and supported by the biggest name in the customer service technology business: TaskUs.
TaskUs was founded by Bryce Maddock and Jaspar Weir, and has been operating out of Manila since 2009. As of 2016, TaskUs has over 7,000 employees under its 5 locations across Luzon and has client evaluations reaching $100 billion. After recently unveiling their new brand, TaskUs made a bold move to back up an esports team making the company the biggest business to attempt at a local team thus far.
TaskUs’ enthusiasm in entering the esports scene is exactly what the gaming industry needs right now. Just as Robert Hayes, SVP of SEA stated before, they are a company that prides itself on taking care of their employees and giving back to the community. In this case, it’s the DOTA 2 community of the Philippines.
Esports teams have trouble taking part in tournaments due to the struggles of managing their teams. With TaskUs’ support, players are given the chance to join a competitive esports team that has all the avenues and resources necessary for them to succeed. TaskUs is trying to build a sustainable team environment where the players can grow and have the right resources to really perform their best.
That team will be known as: The TaskUs Titans.
TaskUs Titans is a team that aims to eventually compete at the highest level of Dota 2 in the country, with the long-term goal of representing the Philippines in international competition someday.
TaskUs is aware that there is no instant formula for success. Breaking into the business as the start-up of startups in 2008, TaskUs has found growth and success in handling the day to day operations of customer services and providing best customer experience to well known tech brands. In doing so, these silicon valley brands can focus on what they do best: Innovation.
That is why the Titans players are treated as real professionals. They are provided their own gaming house, bootcamp area for training, as well as a competitive monthly salary. With their basic needs provided for, they can focus on what they do best: Compete.
The Titans are expected to live up to known core values inside the company: teamwork makes the dream work, and continuous self improvement. In that, they would embody the TaskUs ideals.
On top of that, DOTA 2 fans all over the country can follow their story and their development as players. TaskUs plans to feature the Titans in regular streams and other types of content. It is a great chance for fans to become familiar with the team, making them easier to root for.
This has the potential to be a monumental shift in the balance of power for the local DOTA scene. With all the resources of a company as big as TaskUs backing an esports team, the sky’s the limit to what they can achieve.
While the team potential is undoubtedly there, given the amount of support TaskUs is providing, there really is no recipe for overnight success. TaskUs is aware of this, and has fixed its eyes towards the future.
The TaskUs Titans are not meant to be a flash in the pan. Their climb up the power rankings of professional DOTA tournament will be just that—a climb, a process of evolution.
It’s a process that will not only take time, but skill and expertise — expertise that is not native to a company like TaskUs. This is why TaskUs had the foresight to partner with trusted veterans of the local esports scene in Tier One Entertainment and TNC Pro Team.
With Tier One and TNC Pro Team’s guidance and TaskUs’ resources as the foundation, the TaskUs Titans will hope to mature into the first truly sustainable, elite level professional DOTA 2 team in the country.
Evolution is a never ending process. Do you think you have what it takes to become a Titan? Both TaskUs and Tier One wish you good luck because it’s going to be tough and it’s not for everybody.
Tier One is accepting player applications. Simply send an email to [email protected] with the following details: