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ESports Tournaments In The Philippines – by Indonesia’s UniPin Ventures

Hello sa inyo! Lalo na yung mga nakakalaro ko sa Mobile Legends at sa Dota 2. Mukhang mapapalaban tayo ng malulupit sa upcoming tournaments next month.

Yung tournament namin sa company namin, championships na bukas; between Pulang Araw and Canada Butterfly Crew. Best of Five series yun. Ako ang shoutcaster. Sana dumating yung panahon na makpaag shoutcast din ako sa iba pang tournaments sa labas ng office.

Nakakapagod lang. Paos ka pag-uwi. Pero Masaya. Happy Casting ang ginagawa ko a la Lon at Dunoo.

Kita-kits sa Highgrounds?

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Indonesia’s UniPin Ventures into Southeast Asian Gaming Market

Manila, 15 May 2018 – UniPin Online Game Voucher, Indonesia’s biggest and most favorable brand in the Indonesian online gaming industry strengthen its presence in the Southeast Asian Gaming Market by venturing into the Philippines.

Today the online game market for the Southeast Asian gaming industry is experiencing a tremendous growth and this has motivated UniPin to a new chapter in its digital journey to move its expansion to the Philippines to cater to the growing online gamers of this region. Demand in the online gaming market further geared us to develop and build the greatest gaming community for this region, in particular to provide a regional eSports platform for the local Philippines gamers to connect with Southeast Asia gaming communities and to support the creation of a healthy eSports lifestyle among the young generation.

To kick start its Southeast Asian vision, UniPin is partnering with Philippines local partners, such as SM Cyberzone to organize eSport competitions across the Philippines, and among others TNC Philippine Holdings Inc. being one of the distributors, in the distribution of UniPin Online Game Voucher for the Philippines’ gaming market.

Mr. Ashadi Ang, the CEO of UniPin, said”There are numerous questions as to why we chose the Philippines as our first milestone to enter the Southeast Asian countries”. With Philippines’ population of more than 100 million people coupled with the percentages of residents possessing bank accounts at 14% – 16%, according to the research conducted by BPS survey (The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas), position Philippines to be the ideal platform to launch UniPin due to many similarities in terms of market trends and gamers characteristics between the Philippines and Indonesia.

“A vision, a dream to merge the gamers experiences in Southeast Asian countries, even though sounds impossible, but with our experiences, commitments and high dedication, we are optimistic to make our dream come true ” concurs Mr. Ashadi Ang . “A big dream starts with a leap of faith and the courage to act, and we start this leap with the Philippines. We foresee that UniPin will merge and connect both the Philippines’ gamers’ experiences with the Indonesian’s gamers community and together bring forth the gamers’ community in both countries to a higher level.”

“Currently UniPin partners with more than 300 game publishers worldwide and has a total of 10,000 game titles. This enables us to serve 30 million gaming communities which is in line with our slogan ‘’One for All, All for One,” as announced by the CEO of UniPin with much enthusiasm and confidence at the Press Conference delivered on the 15th of May 2018 in Manila.

With its vast game titles, UniPin is committed to create the greatest online gaming community in the Southeast Asia region, by first embarking with the Philippines, through its international-class flagship and favorite products such as Mobile Legends Bang Bang, Player Unknown Battleground (PUBG), Dota 2, League of Legends, Battlenet Club, Nexon Karma Koin, and many more games to come.

Bianca Yao, Gamer and Mr. Ashadi Ang, the CEO of UniPin

Bianca Yao, Gamer and Mr. Ashadi Ang, the CEO of UniPin

L-R SuzzySaur, Streamer; Mr. Ashadi Ang, the CEO of UniPin and Eric Redulfin, CEO of TNC; Shinboo, Streamer

L-R SuzzySaur, Streamer; Mr. Ashadi Ang, the CEO of UniPin and Eric Redulfin, CEO of TNC; Shinboo, Streamer

Mr. Ashadi Ang, the CEO of UniPin and Eric Redulfin, CEO of TNC

Mr. Ashadi Ang, the CEO of UniPin and Eric Redulfin, CEO of TNC

Mr. Ashadi Ang, the CEO of UniPin

Mr. Ashadi Ang, the CEO of UniPin

In its starting debut for the Philippines, UniPin will collaborate with SM Cyberzone by hosting a nationwide eSports tournaments starting in June 2018. The winners of such tournaments will then be flown to Jakarta to compete in UniPin’s eSports Cup for the Southeast Asia, which will take place sometime in October 2018.

To support its presence in the Philippines, UniPin also cooperates with other Philippines local companies to provide a comprehensive payment channels such as 7-Eleven, Globe, Smart, Dragon Pay, TNC cybercafé, SM Dept / supermarket, Bayad Center, Axiapedia, Globe G-Cash & BPI Bank, and many other payment channels.

For more details please go to our website at www.unipin.com

 

RYAN REYNOLDS in DEADPOOL 2, INVADES SEOUL, KOREA

          Ryan Reynolds’ recent tour (May 1) in Seoul, Korea sent the fans in droves in Lotte World mall to promote his latest “Deadpool 2” movie.

                Ryan Reynolds posed for pictures with the fans and signed memorabilia, even signed the masks of those who came in costumes and held the phones of the fans to take selfies with them.

                Ryan Reynolds not only stars in the title role, he also co-wrote and produced “Deadpool 2.” “Ryan is an incredible comedic talent,” says Deadpool 2 director David Leitch, “and “Deadpool” works as a perfect ground for things he really excels at. He took that character from the comic books and made it his own brand. There’s a synergistic effect with “Deadpool” and Ryan. He really is Deadpool in real life – in terms of the way he talks and sees the world, sometimes. He’s funny and irreverent but also has a huge heart and compassion, like Deadpool.”

                Pinoy martial artist also serves as stunt coordinator in “Deadpool 2”  who says that the movie is bigger, crazier, more expensive, than the first. All of the set pieces are three times what you saw in the first one. The challenge is to always do something you haven’t done before and keep everything new and dynamic.”  Eusebio also did stunt coordination for films such as Hitman, John Wick, Bourne Ultimatum and 300.

                From 20th Century Fox, “Deadpool 2” opens May 16 in Philippine cinemas nationwide (ahead of the US) and will have early previews on May 15 in select cinemas starting 5:00pm.

2018 DEADPOOL2 KOREA TOUR

2018 DEADPOOL2 KOREA TOUR

2018 DEADPOOL2 KOREA TOUR

2018 DEADPOOL2 KOREA TOUR

2018 DEADPOOL2 KOREA TOUR

2018 DEADPOOL2 KOREA TOUR

2018 DEADPOOL2 KOREA TOUR

2018 DEADPOOL2 KOREA TOUR

2018 DEADPOOL2 KOREA TOUR

2018 DEADPOOL2 KOREA TOUR

2018 DEADPOOL2 KOREA TOUR

2018 DEADPOOL2 KOREA TOUR

2018 DEADPOOL2 KOREA TOUR

2018 DEADPOOL2 KOREA TOUR

PRESS RELEASE MOTO TOURISM COUNCIL JOINS SILLAG 2018 CELEBRATION

Early this month, Moto Tourism Council (MTC) joined in the celebration in La Union – Poro Point’s Sillag Festival 2018 by forming a unity ride that started in Manila and ended with a luncheon treat at the baywalk of Poro Point Freeport Zone. A total of 17 members participated in the unity ride from Manila showing the joy and safety fun of motorcycling trip plus the beauty of the various provinces that they have passed by.

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo Teo has approved the formation of the Moto Tourism Council (MTC) that will draft the Moto Tourism campaign plan aimed at boosting motorcycle travel in the country, and eventually generate additional revenues for the tourism sector. A thrust that Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre himself supports, since he is a rider himself. According to him, the MTC is aimed to show not only the beauty of certain parts of the country but the entirely of it. From Luzon to Mindanao, using the Philippine Nautical Highway, motorcycle riders can now enjoy a trip to any point in the country.

The La Union unity trip aims to promote not only the beauty and safety of proper motorcycle riding but also the possibilities of the being developed Freeport Zone. Joining the unity ride were Manuel Jose, Christpher Pedrosa, Chris Franco, Alvin Aggregado, James Selenio, Raffy Escano, Bobbit Tongco, Miggy Tongco, JT Lansangan, Peter Lansangan and Peter Barrientos, to name a few.

Arriving during the second day of the Sillag Festival celebration, La Union was awaken by the number of riders passing by the main road of the province before ending at the Freeport Zone. The weather was so endearing that it was both sunny and windy at that time. Met by the Highway Patrol team and that of the PNP, the site of riders being accompanied was a sight to behold, elevating the curiosity of the people on what is there to see that day at the celebration ground. With bikes and riders, a riding spectacle was created for the people of La Union and that of Poro Point. Participants of the ride were then treated to an all Filipino luncheon spread prepared by the PPMC Poro Point Management Corporation headed by Dir Warly Guerra, Chairman of Investment Committee. Dir Guerra gave the guests a briefing of the investment opportunities in Poro Point Freeport Zone. He also seeked the help of the businessmen to help in promoting PPFZ as investment destination.

Not only did the MTC did the unity ride but they also started the Parade of Lights celebration and took the time to display their various bikes for people to see and take pictures with; something that bike riders, bike enthusiasts and fans took delight that day in the festival.

With this simple exhibition of motorcycling experience, riders can now travel and enjoy in their own pace the trip of doing a point-to-point tour of the country, promoting road and motorcycling safety and the scenic view of the place. No small thanks to the thrust of the Department of Tourism in looking into the various ways that people can truly explore the country.

World-class Pump Track Action at The Bike Playground’s First Anniversary

MANILA, Philippines – April 2018 – As the first and only bike park in the country, The Bike Playground celebrated another milestone with its first anniversary event. Last April 7, 2018, The Bike Playground held the Red Bull Pump Track World Championships qualifier, an exhilarating global race series that took local pump track racing to new heights, and welcomed local biking enthusiasts from all over the country.

This was held as one of the qualifier events that are undertaken in cities around the world, which will culminate with the grand final to be held on September 7, 2018 in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. This is set to coincide with the world-renowned Union Cycliste Internationale Mountain Bike (UCI MTB) World Championships, where the official Pump Track World Champion will be named in the finals.

For the Philippine leg of the competition, Jericho Farr takes the win in Manila for the men’s category, with Lea Denise Belgica taking the top spot in the women’s.

With heart-pumping bike exhibitions to thrill the crowd, The Bike Playground’s anniversary also featured Dutch professional mountain biker Joost Wichman, winner of the 2013 UCI Championship, World Cup racer, Radon Factory rider & team manager, and celebrity in the biking world was present as a participant in the Philippine leg of the qualifiers.

The global race series is being jointly undertaken by Red Bull and Velosolutions.

Velosolutions is globally known for its pump track and bike park construction, and is also the name behind the superior offerings of The Bike Playground’s first-rate facilities. Headed by international designer and mountain bike luminary Claudio Calouri, Velosolutions offers customized solutions for various cycling needs.

A top-notch facility that promotes cycling as an activity that can be enjoyed by all, the Bike Playground offers bike rentals and assistance from highly skilled coaches from the Philippine National Team. It also houses the country’s first indoor asphalt pump track, which can be used even during the rainy season. An outdoor trail and a kids’ track expands the list of spaces that can be enjoyed within the park.

The Bike Playground is located within Circulo Verde, a 10-hectare master-planned mixed-use community envisioned by its developers, Ortigas & Co., to become an active lifestyle destination. Situated in Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Quezon City, the Bike Playground has become a favoured destination among bikers, who enjoy its range of offerings and fun events held especially for the biking community. It first opened its tracks to the public last March of 2017.

Champion - Male Division

Champion – Male Division

Champion - Female Group

Champion – Female Group

Pump it up

Pump it up

JOOST WICHMAN - teaches the kids how to pump in the tracks

JOOST WICHMAN – teaches the kids how to pump in the tracks

Go Go Go!

Go Go Go!

High Flyer

High Flyer

Bike Enthusiasts Gather at Circulo Verder - Bike Playground

Bike Enthusiasts Gather at Circulo Verder – Bike Playgroun, 

Witness world-class pump track racing in action. For more information on the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship, visit: redbullpumptrackworldchampionship.com

To stay up to date on the latest news on the championships, follow these pages:

Instagram: @thebikeplayground @redbullpumptrackworlds
Facebook: @thebikeplayground @redbullpumptrackworlds
Twitter: @pumptrackworlds
Red Bull: @redbull @redbullbike
Velosolutions: @velosolutions_global