Gamers in the country who enjoy Clash of Clans (CoC), the widely popular mobile strategy game by Finnish developer Supercell, will have the chance to compete in the biggest tournament for the mobile game in the country this year.
The “Philippine Clash 2015” tournament–organized by the Philippine eSports Organization (PeSO), in partnership with Smart Communications, eSports by Inquirer.net, SM Cyberzone and the Philippine Clash of Clans Battleground (PCCB)–will have over P2 million in prizes for participants culled from all over the Philippines.
The tournament is expected to set records as the largest prize pool for a mobile gaming competition in the country.
PeSO, in partnership with PCCB and Megaworld, organized the Clash of Summer event last May 31, 2015 at the Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill. The event drew in fans of CoC from around the metro to compete in a Clan versus Clan event.
The Philippine Clash 2015 event is expected to top the previous event as it features a multi-stage tournament format, with elimination legs in major Philippine cities: Baguio, Batangas, Cebu, Davao and Metro Manila.
The grand final match will be held in October. Qualified teams will take center stage to fight for the title of the country’s elite clan.
Launched in 2012, CoC is the crown jewel for Supercell. The mobile game draws in millions in revenue through in-app purchases and is the most successful mobile strategy game in history, with millions of players worldwide.
Players take the role of a clan chief tasked to secure territory through building defensive structures to keep invaders out. Clash of Clans also features a player-versus-player mechanic that allows players to raid each other’s villages to secure more resources.
PCCB administrator and organizer for the event Gwen Magallona said that the popularity of the mobile strategy game has ballooned in recent years. PCCB will be joining forces with main organizer PeSO to oversee the tournament.
“We have seen the popularity of the game explode, not just here but worldwide,” Magallona said. “After our 2nd live tournament organized with the help of PeSO and Smart last May, we thought that it was the right time to have everyone recognize the dominance of Filipinos in CoC. The Philippine Clash 2015 tournament is the perfect event to showcase that.”
Magallona also added that Supercell will send in representatives to help with the event, although she has kept mum on their exact level of involvement.
“With Smart and Supercell supporting us, I’d say our players should expect the unexpected. We have long dreamed of someday being able to do this and now that we’ve been given the chance, we’ll make sure this event will go down in local mobile game events and eSports history.”
eSports by Inquirer.net will be announcing further tournament details and other event information in the coming days.