March 2019 is the month to wait for as The Nationals, the first-ever franchise-based esports league in the Philippines is set to begin its maiden season!
The Nationals has recently confirmed 5 teams and their leaders who will compete in the six-conference first season – Bren Epro (Bernard Chong), Cignal Ultra (Jane Basas), Suha (Jobe Nkemakolam), Happy Feet Emperors (Kevin Chung), STI (Mhel Garrido), and PLDT Smart (Andrew Santos). We will be seeing these teams compete in Dota 2 , Tekken 7, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
“With the start of The Nationals, we are taking a significant step in achieving the maturity and accountability needed for our players to mature and be more competitive. The Nationals can provide stability, exposure, and opportunity for raw talents – of which we have aplenty – so that they can be harnessed to their full potential”, Nationals Commisioner Ren Vitug shares.
“We need to have a bigger vision beyond boundaries. In esports, there are no age limits, no physical borders, no cultural or language barriers. Esports will be shown in The Nationals
as a unifying event. The culture of esports is totally unprecedented. The passion, energy, and possibilities are endless and go beyond boundaries. It is paramount that we professionalize and
thoroughly legitimize esports, and it’s important to do that now through The Nationals”, says League president Kevin Chung,
The Nationals will be kicking off on March 17, 2019. You can catch it at EGG Channel on Cignal TV and at 5 Plus in ESPN5.