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Esports: First-ever adobo Esports Mythical Bowl awards Ace Saatchi & Saatchi as grand winner; captures audiences from 26 countries

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — In a testament to the growing popularity of esports in the Philippines, adobo Magazine organized its first inaugural esports cup for the local advertising industry, engaging viewers from 26 different countries in an online tournament held throughout August 2020.11

This year, adobo Magazine traded its annual football tournament for an online Mobile Legends tournament in light of current quarantine restrictions against mass gatherings during the pandemic. For four weeks, 16 leading advertising firms in the Philippines battled it out for the prize pool of Php 150,000 in the adobo Esports Mythical Bowl.

According to Angel Guerrero, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of adobo Magazine, the response to this year’s inaugural esports tournament has been very positive. While the publication originally considered having an esports tournament about a year ago, it was timely and fitting that the event pushed through this year.


Data released after the event shows nearly 1000 people tuned in to the live streams from start to finish, a completion rate of 97% complete across 38 different matches held over the course of four weeks. The esports cup, which garnered over 30,100 engagements on Facebook, was also watched by viewers from 26 countries.

Ace Saatchi & Saatchi’s Starlighters emerged victorious against Dentsu Jayme Syfu’s Team DJS in the Grand Finals, taking home the championship and grand prize of Php 125,000, in addition to also taking the award for Team of the Tournament. The Starlighters’ aggressive performance throughout, both as a team and as individual players, paved the way for their golden finish.

“With the team’s individual traits and abilites, we were confident that we can climb from bottom to the top. Through constant practice, we were able to complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses—eventually securing the the championship and giving you that roller-coaster-more-than-30-minute games you’ve come to see,” said the Starlighters in a statement.

“Winning the Mythical Bowl proves that, indeed, Nothing Is Impossible with One Team, One Dream! See you all in season 2!”

Meanwhile, Wunderman Thompson’s GGWT trounced MullenLowe’s Kalaban in the cup’s Mythical Saucer, the bracket where teams that did not qualify for playoffs can still compete for a consolation prize of Php 25,000.

Other Notable Winners:

Mythical Six Best Tank: Dimpogi (Eric Dimson de la Cruz), Ace Saatchi & Saatchi Starlighters
Best Fighter: rabbinus (Venus Rabbi Nadate), Ace Saatchi & Saatchi Starlighters
Best Assassin: ST4Y gaming (Edwin Casimero), Dentsu Jayme Syfu Team DJS
Best Marksman: PatatasKamote (Jeremiah Gonzales), Ace Saatchi & Saatchi Starlighters
Best Mage: Mega (Mikaela Cheng), Ace Saatchi & Saatchi Starlighters
Best Support: Taptyto (Pat Dela Cruz), IPG Mediabrands IPGG
Most Valuable Player (Tournament): ST4Y gaming (Edwin Casimero), Dentsu Jayme Syfu Team DJS
Most Valuable Player (Finals): rabbinus (Venus Rabbi Nadate), Ace Saatchi & Saatchi Starlighters
Special Awards: Best Logo – Ace Saatchi & Saatchi Starlighters
Best Poster: MullenLowe KALABAN
Best Series: Dentsu Jayme Syfu Team DJS vs. Ace Saatchi & Saatchi Starlighters
Play for Good: Ogilvy and Mass Testing
Best Team Spirit: MullenLowe KALABAN

The adobo Esports Season 1: Mobile Legends Mythical Bowl inter-agency tournament is co-presented by Globe, powered by ASUS ROG Phone 3 and Mountain Dew, and supported by E-Project.

Catch live games, team standings, and replays on the adobo Esports channel.

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