Esports and Content Creation are becoming two of the biggest passion points of today’s youth, some even venturing to build a career out of it. With this, Globe Prepaid endeavored to hit the sweet spot with the GoESPORTS Game On Training Camp, a Virtual Hangouts event enabling budding Esports content creators to harness their talents and make a mark in the gaming scene.
As Globe Prepaid remains committed to fuel the passion of Esports in the country, its very own GoESPORTS Game On Training Camp featured master classes on Shoutcasting 101, to Scriptwriting, to Spontaneous Speaking. This gave 18 participants the rare opportunity to learn from some of the Esport industry’s best talents when it comes to casting and content creation skills—giving them the tools they need to turn their gaming passion into their profession.
The training camp, hosted on the Globe Prepaid Virtual Hangouts passion portal, featured distinguished mentors Archer Perez and BossLucio from the undisputed gaming and esports entertainment leader in Southeast Asia, Tier One. The pair, along with other industry giants, led sessions on the fundamentals of shoutcasting, streaming, video editing, content planning, and even on dealing with online bashers.
“Learning from the pros provides rich knowledge that is based on years of experience doing the craft, so we teamed up with the best in the industry who can teach and inspire our participants by sharing their own journeys both in esports and content creation,” said Givielle Florida, Head of Globe Prepaid.
Participants, all between the ages of 16 and 25, also enjoyed gaming action as popular gamers Yskaela and OhMyV33nus went head-to-head on Mobile Legends Bang Bang while Boss Lucio and Archer Perez casted their stream. Those inside the Globe Prepaid Virtual Hangouts passion portal likewise got the chance to vote for their chosen player, and one lucky voter won P3,000 GCash credits at the end of the game.
Of course, the event couldn’t end without a meet-and-greet with BossLucio, Archer, Yskaela, and OhMyV33nus after the brawl.
As a bonus to all their newfound learnings and their official Tier One certification, top Game On students became part of the AMPLFY Academy, a developmental program created for aspiring AMPLFY talents. They were also awarded with top-tier streaming/casting gears worth P40,000, including the latest Logitech Gaming Wireless Headset, HyperX Quadcast Microphone and Glorious Model O mouse. They will also showcase what they learned from the training camp as they take part in Tier One and Globe Esports events. These students who made it to the finals are: Lemuel Ian Manuel, Dan Levi Cuevas, Angel Aboy Maloloy-on,Pia Izella Magtibay, Lark Arielle Lo, James Bennette Strachan, and Eliana Saceda.
Capping the GoESPORTS Game On Training Camp was “The Final Round”, a hybrid event held recently at XYLO at The Palace and streamed via GGWP Facebook page, Globe’s Twitch account and Globe Prepaid Virtual Hangouts passion portal.
Opening the program, Tier One CEO Tryke Guiterrez shared his insights and personal experience on what it takes to make it in the Esports industry. He stated, “I think this platform really allows a lot of new players to come in, train, and learn from – what you need to be able to acquire in terms of skills and everything else when it comes to gaming. Isapuso niyo yung lahat ng natutunan niyo.”
Guiterrez added, “At the end of the day, you need to be able to pave your own path and be yourself. Try to find your identity and be a source of positivity for the gaming space because this is an industry that a lot of people look down on. So hopefully you can become ambassadors of the industry and create a better future for gaming and Esports.” Guiterrez was also joined by Tier One Talent Rojean Delos Reyes, and training camp mentors Archer Perez, Boss Lucio, and Odin Tayco.
The night kicked off in a heated 3v3 tournament in Mobile Legends where the finalists showcased everything they learned in Virtual Hangouts’ GoESPORTS Game On Training Camp. Audiences watching at home were encouraged to vote for their favorite trainees who were crowned at the end of the night. Shoutcasting the match were fellow trainees Lemuel Ian Manuel for round one where the red team succeeded in destroying the enemy’s base. The second brawl of the night was shoutcasted by another fellow trainee James Bennette Stratchan where the match went overtime, surpassing the typical 10 minute mark, and saw blue team coming out victorious.
For the grand finale, Tryke Guiterrez together with Globe Prepaid Portfolio Head Anna Baldos, awarded James Bennette Stratchan as the Content Creator Winner, while they crowned Eliana Saceda as the Shoutcasting champion. The two finalists went home with a mentorship and certification courtesy of Tier One Entertainment plus a new set of streaming gear, to kick off their top tier talent journey.
“It’s really great to see the future of the Esports industry pursuing their passions, forming bonds, and enjoying experiences that can help them own their future through Globe Prepaid,” said Florida.
Head on over to globevirtualhangouts.ph where you can further fuel your self-discovery through engaging events like the Virtual Hangouts GoESPORTS Game On Training Camp.