The Philippine Team for the Garena All-Star Tournament has been chosen
The 2017 Garena All-Star tournament is back in Vietnam as Southeast Asia’s best of the best compete in Ho Chi Minh City on November 20-26. Because of the GPL’s strong performances this year at international competitions, the region has received a direct invite to the 2017 All Star Event in Los Angeles and the winner of the Garena All-Stars will be competing with the world’s best players.
After a preliminary nomination, players voted for their favorite players to represent the Philippines to go head to head with other SEA superstars. The winners of the fan vote are as follows:
- Team Manila Eagle’s Jaiby “JLC” Paglingayen
- Acclaim EmpireX’s John Anthony “Tamsu” Somollo
- Mineski’s Eric Allen “Exosen” Gubatan
- Team Manila Eagle’s Marc “Marky” Ilagan
- Acion Arena’s Robert Rey “Moraytaboy” Tan
The team will be facing off against SEA’s other All Star Teams; Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. The winning team will be headed to Los Angeles to compete in the All Star Event and represent the whole SEA.
Earlier in October, Riot redesigned the All Star Event to be more competitive in nature. “In previous years, the focus of All-Star was primarily on entertainment over competition. This year, our 2017 All-Stars will be playing to win. We feel that pulling them out of their competitive mindset to play one-off, fun game modes will inherently divert their focus and take away from the competitiveness of the main event.”
Learn more about the Garena-All Star 2017 tournament here.
Feature image from Garena Pro Gaming Series PH Facebook.
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