Liyab, AcadArena and Student-Gamers Raise 543k for Philippine Heart Center
Students, streamers, talents, and pros raised ₱543,000 for the Philippine Heart Center in Liyab Esports and AcadArena’s streaming donation campaign Starforge.
Starforge featured tournaments, podcasts, and community events throughout two weeks with missions to raise money for charity. Across the matches, each kill, dragon, and baron takedown of the winning team for each game added ₱1000 to the fund.
In the Alliance Pioneers Invitational, the Teletigers of the University of Santo Tomas took home the championship against the Far Eastern University Institute of Technology’s iTamaraws. The veteran tigers swept the competition 2-0 without as much of a hitch due to their superior individual play.
Meanwhile, the Ghost Fighters, made up of Challenger-tier players that were part of Panaw, stood out among 31 teams to win the Aces amateur open. Their Finals best-of-three series against Apex Tamaraws was decisively one-sided with a backdoor by Rayray (previously GH Speltz) in Game 2 to secure their win.
To cap off Starforge, Team Kurd and Team Doedoii went head to head in a best-of-three All-Stars Showdown. The series started off with back-and-forth skirmishes with Team Doedoii’s Yasuo and Nautilus, however Kurd’s signature Jayce was too much to handle in the mid-game. Despite Cresho’s impressive performance on Kindred in Game 2, Team Kurd took it all the way home with a dominating performance on Syndra.
Now that Starforge has concluded, Liyab and Esports AcadArena will be looking towards joint projects in the future while community quarantine continues to stay in effect.
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