Look what went down in the AOC Pan-Asian Internet Café Esports Tournament 2nd Opinion July 26, 2019 Features, Tech Agon, AOC’s line of premium gaming monitors, has developed innovative and high-performance products for gamers worldwide to enjoy. Known for esports through its participation in gaming events and sponsoring monitors to teams. In its effort to connect esports to the wider gaming community, AOC will be organizing a Pan-Asian Internet Café esports tournament, featuring leading internet cafes from all over Asia sending their best players to battle it out. Qualifiers will be held across the participating regions, including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam. Winners will represent their country at the international grand finals event, the date of which will be announced soon. Players will compete in Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) and AOC Gaming will provide coverage for the league, including livestreams on YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms where fans can root for their favorite teams and witness the intense action in each region. While high-level professional esports tournaments are important for the gaming ecosystem, AOC believes grass roots events are key to making competitive gaming accessible to all by encouraging amateur participation. The competition is open to amateur teams who would like to experience a different level of esports competition. Aspiring esports teams will be exposed to high levels of competitive gameplay to help their dreams of becoming esports athletes come true. The competition will also allow them to experience what makes Agon AOC Gaming Monitors the standard for high level competitive gaming and why AOC is the choice for professional esports athletes. Kan Yeung, General Manager of MMD Philippines said, “At AOC, we have a vision to make competitive gaming a more accessible hobby for people of all backgrounds. Internet cafes play an important role in the gaming community worldwide, especially in Asia, and we are proud to have an opportunity to collaborate with so many leading internet cafes across the region for our Battle of the Visionaries tournament.” In partnership with Rapoo and TForce, the AOC Battle of the Visionaries Philippine qualifiers saw the best PUBG teams from internet cafes in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao in action. The Philippine Grand Finals, which had a total prize pool of P100,000, was held last July 13, 2019 at the High Grounds Cafe, Scout Rallos, Quezon City. The winning team was from ArkAngel Cyber Cafe, who took home P50,000. They were followed Miraculum Gaming’s team, for P30,000. Cyber Circuit finished 2nd runner up and HQ Esports by NCGC won 3rd runner up, both bagging P10,000.The top team to emerge from this tournament will represent the country in the Grand Finals of the AOC Pan-Asian Internet Cafe Esports Tournament in China on September this year. A total of 14,000 USD will be at stake for the Grand Finals, with the top team taking home 8,000 USD. An AOC Gaming Monitor will also be awarded to all players reaching the Grand Finals.