Presidential Candidate, Sen. Manny Pacquiao is breaking new grounds in the field of electronic sports better known as esports as he launched Saturday his own esports team which he hopes would become the “pound for pound” champion in the international electronic gaming scene which is currently dominated by the US, China, South Korea, and Japan.
During the formal launching of Team Pacquiao GG (TPGG) at the City of Dreams in Parañaque, Pacquiao said esports is a rapidly growing sporting industry that is generating employment and business opportunities around the world and the Philippines must harness its own talents to become a major force in international electronic gaming.
Pacquiao is no stranger in the esports scene as he had already participated in several esports events and is even an endorser of the ultra-popular Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. He even has his own legendary skin and has been immortalized in the esports scene through one of the ML fighters named Paquito.
Pacquiao said that esports has become a billion-dollar global industry not only for the e-game creators but also for content creators and esports athletes and even team owners. International e-game competitions offer multi-million prizes while leading esports athletes become endorsers for many high-paying marketing campaigns.
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