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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Newsletter: Harame Bro Wins 2023 PUBG MOBILE National Championships Philippines


Representatives from the seven Philippine PUBG MOBILE teams who would represent the country in international tournaments this year (Back Row, L-R: 214 Akira, Harame Bro, Exquisite Esports; First Row, L-R: ELV8 Esports, PlayBook Esports, Enigma, Dread Esports)

PUBG MOBILE Philippines has chosen its squads to compete against the best from Myanmar, Cambodia, and Singapore. Harame Bro emerged victorious in the PUBG MOBILE National Championships (PMNC) held last January 6-7, 2024 at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. The team took home a lion’s share of the PHP 500,000 cash prize pool and were joined in the podium by 214 Akira, Exquisite Esports, Dread Esports, and ELV8 Esports. Together with top seeded teams Playbook Esports (PBE) and Enigma, these seven teams would represent the Philippines in this year’s international PUBG MOBILE Esports competitions. Attended by thousands of Filipino PUBG MOBILE fans, the event was supported by TECNO Mobile, one of the world’s leading smartphone brands.

These teams have gone through a series of tournaments, besting more than 200 teams hailing from across the country with their sheer gaming skills and teamwork. Not only are they vying for glory of being named as one of the Philippines’ best PUBG MOBILE teams but also the honor of representing the motherland on the global stage, strengthening the country's growing prominence in the regional competitive gaming landscape in the process.

A globally acclaimed mobile game, PUBG MOBILE, has grown to be more than just a source of entertainment for players from all ages. The inclusion of esports in mainstream culture has made it possible for young Filipinos to aspire becoming professional or go ‘pro’.  Franchesca Fajardo, Esports Manager at PUBG MOBILE Philippines affirms: "We are thrilled to have our first-ever offline event for the PUBG Mobile National Championships. Since 2022, only one team has made it to the regional pro tournaments. Now, there are seven. Knowing our teams, we look forward to the matches against our Southeast Asian neighbors and for our Filipino representatives to impress the region with their skills and strategy."

Harame Bro poses for a selfie as they win PMNC 2023

As a smartphone brand with a mission to make gaming affordable to the youth market segment, TECNO Mobile Philippines Product Manager Matt Villagracia echoes the sentiment, “TECNO'S partnership with PUBG MOBILE Esports is a testament of our support for the Philippine esports community. We are committed to be part of meaningful collaborations which empower our very own esports teams. We guarantee it by providing innovative smartphone devices and other resources to make them more competitive in the global gaming arena.”

Last year, Abdul “Monboy” Barode took home the country’s first bronze medal in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games’ PUBG MOBILE Individual Event, bringing national pride and cementing the Philippines’ status as an esports frontrunner in the region.


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