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IGDA Manila @ Denki Megatech Convention

Join IGDA Manila at the upcoming Denki MegaTech Convention. We will be having a booth to showcase awesome indie games as well as talks on game development aimed towards beginners.

The Denki MegaTech Convention is the very first mecha, gaming, and technology convention in the Philippines happening on Feb 11-12, 2017 at the Philippine Trade Training Center. Its main theme revolves around the “Mecha” pop-culture, which consists mainly of technology, robotics and the sciences. In line with this, the convention focuses on the concept of the Japanese word “Mirai” (Future in English) topics tackled in the convention itself will be exhibits, groups, businesses, companies, and schools that focus on future and technology.

Learn more about the event or purchase tickets here. See you guys there!

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Helpful tips on surviving the Manila Game Jam

Game Jams are fun but  demand a lot from a serious jammer (See What to expect at the Manila Game Jam). Fortunately, there are ways to make the experience easier, if not, a little more bearable. We have collected tips from various surviving Manila Game Jam veterans to help you outlast the next 48 hours.

  • After the theme is given, turn off your logical brain and throw around ideas about the game. Don’t think if its feasible or not, just say the ideas to your team as soon as you think of it. One of those crazy ideas might work.
  • Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. You only have less than 48 hours, its only natural to make mistakes.
  • If you are stuck, stand up and walk around. The change of scenery can recharge your brain.
  • Bring your favorite drink. It could be a hot mug of chocolate, your favorite tea, or a specific brand of instant coffee.

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  • Please take a rest. This isn’t an endurance.
  • Don’t play games on your machines. It would only drain from your creativity.
  • Some people use the Pomodoro Technique to pace their creativity.
  • For programmers: save or bring your references. With a hundred people accessing the net, there’s a good possibility you won’t get through.
  • For artists: start with basic geometric shapes for the first hour. Its not important that you have the details ready, what’s important is for your team to have a feel of the game mechanics.
  • Bring a jacket. Some venues are surprisingly cold during the evening.
  • If you are staying overnight, bring pillows and a bedsheet. If you have the space, bring a bed. Don’t be like this guy who took a random box and slept in it.

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  • People in the game jam will be working on their games. Be courteous and don’t bother them. Its easy to lose concentration and hard to get back into the zone.
  • Some people work better when listening to music or a podcast.
  • Creative common audio assets are great resources to speed up development.
  • Look around for starter kits like this Global Game Jam Starter Kit.
  • Build a team with strangers at the event. Who knows? You might accidentally find new people who can help you with your dream game. Or you might like them so much, you want to assist in their dream game.

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  • By the end of the game jam, you will be extremely tired. This is normal. Plan ahead by asking a family member or a friend to pick you up at the last day.
  • Set your deadline to an hour before the official deadline. This way, you can rest and think of your game pitch for the judges. This frees you from brainstorming a pitch in a hurry.
  • Know your limits then push them at the game jam. If you haven’t made a game before, you will know your limit after the event. Aim to break that limit by next year’s game jam.

Like any kind of thing that requires survival; preparedness, patience, discipline and a clear mind will always tip the odds in your favor. So good luck and happy jamming!

Oh and also, having the Rad Resistant perk also helps. 😉

A Letter from the incoming Chairman, Bon Jorelle Domingo

I am feeling a great sense of gratitude towards the community that showed its utmost support and trust to what I can do as the newest Chairman of the IGDA Manila. As with the previous Chairman and the board members that came before us, together with the current board, we will strive for a community that can give its active support to game developers; but what does that exactly mean?

The Philippine Game Development Industry is at its infancy; by giving this industry the adequate support that it needs, we can, and will, develop an industry that would be beneficial not only to our community of game developers but to the whole country as well.

Support can come in various forms: promotions for games, introduction to the community, workshops for those who aspire to learn, and other supplemental activities that you need. We give that kind of support to you, fellow game developers, because that is what IGDA Manila should be and what IGDA Manila is. We take on this endeavor to improve the quality of the community for without it, IGDA Manila would not be worth its salt.

In the past four years of my career as a game developer, educator, and board member, I have learned the needs of our industry. From this, I have thought of ideas that may enhance how the games we create may promote better ways to advance learning, inspire creativity and innovation, and make new social connections in line with the core values of the mother organization.

We have an Academic Chapter, IGDA of the East, to pair up with us for academic concerns. Moving forward, most institutions that are active in their game development programs will be establishing their own academic chapters as well; and we want that to happen.

We will pursue excellence and build stronger connections with our global partners to ensure that we sustain a degree of quality in our work and make the Philippines well-known for its impressive games. We will be closely working with industries related to our discipline such as animation, sound engineering, and business administration to ensure that we will offer the best in every aspect of the industry. The game development community and IGDA Manila are ready to guide our industry to the kind it aims and desires to be; enriched, productive, and professional.

With humility and gratitude, I am honored to accept the chairmanship of the IGDA Manila. May our community grow in prosperity! I look forward to seeing all of you in all of our upcoming events!

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A Letter from the outgoing Chairman, Karlo Licudine

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IGDA Manila has been a big part of my life. The community was one of the main reasons that gave me the courage to choose game development as a career. Seeing people try their best to make their dream game has inspired me to do the same.

Feeling grateful, I gave back to the community by being more active and eventually taking a leadership position as a member of the board and eventually as the chairman. Looking back, I am proud of what my team and I have achieved for the community over the past year.

While there are still a lot to be done I have decided to step down in order to focus my efforts on building my dream game over at the company I co-founded. It was a particularly difficult decision to make, something that I consider to be one of the most important I had to make in my life. But seeing trusted people step up to submit their names for leadership helped me with my decision. I became active in the community in the hopes of inspiring others to step up and do the same, and it seems that it worked.

Even though I’m stepping down as chairman rest assured that I won’t disappear completely. I will still remain active as much as I can by attending meetups and livening up the room by taking the mic. I also offered help to the new leadership by taking an advisory/consulting role in the hopes of guiding them in steering the organization.

My hope before I leave is that everyone would realize the true value of IGDA Manila. What it means, what it stands for, and what good it does to each member and to the industry as a whole. Only then will people understand why I gave a big chunk of my life giving back to the community and why others should do the same.

So thank you to everyone! And of course, thank you, IGDA Manila!

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New set of Board Members (2016 – 2017)

We are happy to announce that the IGDA Manila Elections for new leadership has concluded!

Congratulations to the following:

Treasurer _ Regina Supapo
Secretary – McAnjelo Nocum
Vice Chair – Nikka Lao
Chairman – Bon Domingo

 

Regular board members:

Kevin Pineda
Jed Cruz
Ronnie Legaspi
Sony Valdez
Joie Sales

 

Advisers:

Karlo Licudine

Cherry Boase

 

Turnover speech by outgoing Chairman Karlo Licudine to be published soon!

 

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Adarna: Alamat ni Maria Blanca

This is a cross post from Senshi.Labs for their game Adarna: Alamat ni Maria Blanca.


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In the original 17th century Ibong Adarna tale by Jose de la Cruz, the Princesses Maria Blanca, Juana and Leonora were merely the girlfriends of the protagonist Prince Juan. At the end of the corrido, Juan picks Maria Blanca as his preferred wife, while the other two women became the wives of Juan’s brothers, Pedro and Diego. All three women had interesting backgrounds, but the way they were treated in the story left something to be desired. This is a manuscript that is often discussed in Filipino literature classes, but the portrayal of women — either as damsels in distress or prizes to be chosen — are not empowering.

Adarna: The Legend of Maria Blanca re-imagines what it would be like if these princesses’ lives did not revolve around Juan or his brothers. Many regions of pre-Hispanic Philippines had matriarchal societies, and while the first Adarna game released by Senshi.Labs had a very Western feel to it, this sequel attempts to transport the players back to an indigenous pre-colonial atmosphere while keeping the language somewhat up to date.

This adventure starts off in the Kingdom of Reinos de los Kristales, where the Princess Maria Blanca learns that her sister Isabela has fallen ill. A hermit approaches Maria to inform her that Isabela can only be cured by the mythical creature of Adarna. Maria then slips away from the kingdom and embarks on a quest to find the legendary bird.

Other details can be found in the following links:

Adarna: Alamat ni Maria Blanca Official Page:

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TITLE / TITULO: Adarna: Alamat ni Maria Blanca GENRE / URI: Role-playing, Educational (RPG, Pang-Edukasyon) RELEASE DATE / INILATHALA: August 25, 2016 (25 Agosto, 2016) GAMEPLAY LENGTH / HABA: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes (Mahigit-kumulang 1 oras, 30 minutos) PLATFORM / PLATAPORMA: PC LANGUAGE / WIKA: Tagalog ENGLISH DESCRIPTION: This game is the sequel to Adarna, which was released in the year 2015.

Alamat ni Maria Blanca Strategy Guide:

Alamat ni Maria Blanca: Mga Gabay sa Layunin

Ang pahinang ito ay tungkol sa larong Adarna: Alamat ni Maria Blanca. Para sa mga taong ninanais na kumpletuhin ang mga gawain, narito ang gabay. Kung medyo mahirap kalabanin ang iba sa mga malalakas na maligno, maaari ding abangan ang mga naglalako ng mga librong pampalakas sa iba’t ibang mapa.

How We Re-Wrote Berbanya and Kristales:

Re-Writing Berbanya and Kristales

When we first started working on the Adarna series in 2014, we were itching to re-imagine the world penned by Jose de la Cruz. The first part of the corrido was set in the fictional Kingdom of Berbanya, where Prince Juan sets off to find not only the cure for his ailing father but also his missing brothers.

Complete Soundtrack:

Adarna Alamat ni Maria Blanca by Nhyne

TITOLO: Adarna Alamat ni Maria Blanca DYANRA: Role-playing, Turn base, Education RELEASE DATE: Agusto 2016 PLATAPORMA: PC WEBSITE: senshi.ph/

 

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Game Play Demo

TITLE: Adarna: Alamat ni Maria Blanca
GENRE: Role-playing, Educational
RELEASE DATE: August 25, 2016
GAMEPLAY LENGTH: Approximately 90 minutes PLATFORM: PC

LANGUAGE: Tagalog

English Description

This game is the sequel to Adarna, which was released in the year 2015.

In the original 17th century Ibong Adarna tale by Jose de la Cruz, the Princesses Maria Blanca, Juana and Leonora were merely the girlfriends of the protagonist Prince Juan. At the end of the corrido, Juan picks Maria Blanca as his preferred wife, while the other two women became the wives of Juan’s brothers, Pedro and Diego. All three women had interesting backgrounds, but the way they were treated in the story left something to be desired. This is a manuscript that is often discussed in Filipino literature classes, but the portrayal of women — either as damsels in distress or prizes to be chosen — are not empowering.

Adarna: The Legend of Maria Blanca re-imagines what it would be like if these princesses’ lives did not revolve around Juan or his brothers. Many regions of pre-Hispanic Philippines had matriarchal societies, and while the first Adarna game released by Senshi.Labs had a very Western feel to it, this sequel attempts to transport the players back to an indigenous pre-colonial atmosphere while keeping the language somewhat up to date.

This adventure starts off in the Kingdom of Reinos de los Kristales, where the Princess Maria Blanca learns that her sister Isabela has fallen ill. A hermit approaches Maria to inform her that Isabela can only be cured by the mythical creature of Adarna. Maria then slips away from the kingdom and embarks on a quest to find the legendary bird.

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Credits

Game Designer: Mark Detroit C. Tañeca Lead Writer: Beatrice M.V. Lapa, PhD Editor: Arvin C. Cabang
Writer: Mark Detroit C. Tañeca

Lead Artist: Kimberley Hannah P. Warne
Artists: Emman Burgos Briones, Mischa Rafael Balboa, Cherish Princess Socro, Andrezon Ferrer, Jihan Mae Rodriguez, Claudius Jose Yango
Sound Designer: John Nhyne T. Junio
Lead QA: Neil Alcuran
Quality Assurance: Beatrice M.V. Lapa, PhD, Jericho C. Allas
Production Assistant: Francesca Ann Espinola
Producer: Beatrice M.V. Lapa, PhD


About Senshi.Labs
Published by Senshi.Labs
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/senshilabs
Facebook: http://www.fb.com/senshi.labs
Website: http://wp.me/p4BmqE-i6
Email: love@senshi.ph
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​Legends of Callasia goes cross-platform with App Store release

This is a cross post from Monika Guballa – Marketing and PR for Boomzap Entertainment.


 

Boomzap’s multiplayer strategy game on Steam launches worldwide on iPad tablets with a month-long tournament and an art contest

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September 8, 2016, Singapore – Following its Steam release and a successfully-funded Kickstarter campaign for an expansion pack, Boomzap Entertainment’s fantasy-themed strategy game Legends of Callasia launches on the global App Store for the iPad, allowing for cross-platform multiplayer gameplay. A leaderboard-based tournament also begins in partnership with XSplit.

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Inspired by classic turn-based strategy games like Civilization, Heroes of Might & Magic, and Risk, Legends of Callasia adds an original simultaneous gameplay mechanic that keeps games moving quickly, even in multiplayer mode while adding deep strategy elements. Easy to pick up and learn, the game has a classic tabletop feel, allowing players to build and control heroes and armies, build castles and cities, and control territories and kingdoms.

The game includes 30 playable single-player campaign missions, over 35 multiplayer and skirmish maps, and thousands of lands to control!  There are three factions to choose from – The Hundred Kingdoms, The Faeborne, and The Revenant – each with their own unique heroes, units, and cards. Players can plan and resolve their turns all at the same time, without waiting for others to finish. This makes for faster games, and adds another strategic element in predicting other players’ moves during online multiplayer.

As part of the launch, Boomzap is holding a tournament for those who play in ranked multiplayer mode. Players who reach certain ranks or points in the leaderboard when it ends after a month will win prizes. Meanwhile, a fanart contest is also ongoing.

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Plans for an expansion pack adding a new playable faction and other additional content have been announced through the Kickstarter for Legends of Callasia: The Stoneborne. The project is already successfully funded, and the DLC will be released soon.

Download Legends of Callasia from the App Store or on Steam for PC and Mac at $14.99 USD. Pay once in any of these stores and you can get the game on all platforms. A demo version with unlimited multiplayer playtime can be downloaded for free. An Android version is also in development. More details available at legends.boomzap.com.

 


About Boomzap:
Boomzap Entertainment is a virtual game development studio headquartered in Singapore, and is proud to be a regional leader in the rapidly growing Southeast Asian game development industry. Since its formation in 2005, Boomzap has developed and released over 40 game titles on PC, Mac, Wii, iPad, iPhone and Android, winning multiple awards and selling tens of millions of units worldwide, making it one of the top casual game studios in the industry today. Learn more about Boomzap at www.boomzap.com, or follow their social media pages for updates: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit

Game Information:
Game Title: Legends of Callasia
Developer/Publisher: Boomzap Entertainment
Genre: Strategy, Multiplayer
Release Dates: June 10, 2016 (Steam); September 8, 2016 (iOS)
Platforms: Windows PC, Macintosh OS X, iPad
Website: http://legends.boomzap.com
Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com//app/438920
App Store Page: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1055987925
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/BoomzapLegends
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BoomzapCallasia
Steam Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/legendsofcallasia
Discord: https://discord.me/legendsofcallasia
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/legendsofcallasia
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/boomzapgames
Press Kit/Screenshots: http://legends.boomzap.com/press
Trailer Video: https://youtu.be/_OPw96HsviY

Contact:
legends@boomzap.com

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Top 4 Teams Rise from the Fall Championship Philippines Qualifiers

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The top teams from the Philippines have answered the call of the Fall Championship. These four teams comprised of elite gamers have set themselves apart from the competition in the Qualifiers. From these four, only the best of the best will carry the nation’s pride and glory in the global stage. We’ll find out who it will be in the Philippines National Finals.

  • Imperium Pro Team
  • Skyline Go
  • G7 HotS
  • Team Hangout

 

Online Qualifier

From the Online Qualifier last August 13, Imperium Pro Team and Skyline Go beat out the competition for the first two tickets to the National Finals. As the defending Southeast Asia champion from both the Spring and the Summer Championships, expectations are high for Imperium Pro Team formerly known as Renovatio. Though for the Fall Championship, the team put their best foot forward with a brand new line up including top players from Singapore. Their fans and critics have to wait and see how much stronger they’ve grown but so far they’re on the right tract taking the top seed from the Online Qualifier. Skyline Go, on the other hand, is also a veteran of HGC. They secured high ranks from the previous two seasons. Like Imperium Pro Team, the team shook things up with their line up for Fall. If the Online Qualifier is any indication, Skyline Go is shaping up to be a top contender.

 

Southern Philippines Offline Qualifier

The long hours of traveling to the venue did nothing to hamper the victory of G7 HotS in the Offline Qualifier. Though they are a young team, G7 HotS is led by HGC veterans with killer moves on specialist heroes like Xul and Nazeebo. Beating out seasoned teams, they proved age is not a barrier when they took the top spot in the Offline Qualifier.

 

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Team G7 HotS striking a pose after the Offline Qualifier

Northern Philippines Offline Qualifier

The last qualifier saw tensions rise from the teams hoping to secure the last slot in the National Finals including teams from the Online Qualifier. When the dust settled, it was Team Hangout who reached the pinnacle and earned tickets to the National Finals. A sister team of Skyline Go, they did not succeed during their first attempt at the Online Qualifier. However, under the leadership of former Skyline members, they redeemed themselves this time around.

 

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Team Hangout in a skirmish with PSISTORM in the Finals

The road to fame and glory is just heating up now that the Qualifiers are over. First up, these contenders must show they truly have what it takes to take the title of Team Philippines in the National Finals this September 10 set in Coreongate Internet Café, Makati City. Only then can they look forward to bigger challenges in the Southeast Asia Regional set in Thailand, bigger stage in the Heroes Global Circuit Fall Championship at BlizzCon and of course bigger prizes. Who will win it all? Tune in to Twitch to watch the action unfold live.


 

Get the latest news and updates about the Fall Championship by visiting the esports website and official fanpage. For more news about Heroes of the Storm, just head to our website.

 

 

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Shoot Your Way to Change in Change Heroes!

Political Artillery Shooting Game Now Available for iOS/Android

 

August 30, 2016, San Pedro City, Laguna – L3 Game Atelier, a newly-established indie game development studio based in Laguna, is proud to offer as its maiden offering: Change Heroes for iOS/Android.

Change Heroes is a vertical artillery shooting game, where you lead your allies alongside the president himself as he goes on a campaign to destroy the representations of the problems he has to solve during his presidency. Use a variety of characters, with their own forms of ammunition, and shoot your way to change!

Features:

  1. Seven diverse heroes with their own unique cannons and passive abilities
  2. Stages that show the different problems the presidency has to solve, filled with letters you must shoot to unlock your heroes and random objects you must wreck to earn coins at the shop
  3. A comical storyline, complete with wacky cutscenes

 

 

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The year 2016 has arrived.

The 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines has been elected.

He promises to eliminate the various problems the country has been suffering from over the past few years, on a platform of radical change.

However…

A herd of freaking ugly buildings have sprung up in various parts of the country. They are populated by various criminals that represent the many problems the prez has to solve during his six-year term!

And even worse, those buildings cannot be dismantled by any means! Jackhammers, wrecking balls, and even pure brute human strength have no effect on these buildings!

Confusion has skyrocketed!

The Philippines is ruined!

Therefore, the president called on his most trusted sexy spokeswoman for the dismantling of the buildings.

She is a bombshell, in more ways than one.

Wipe out all of these pesky buildings!

However, somewhere in the Philippines, there is a secret project in progress! A project to transform those unholy buildings into the ultimate weapons!

With that unsettling development, there are other people who are voluntarily standing up to break the buildings down. They will ally with Miss Spokeswoman in her quest.

 

Release Data

Title: Change Heroes
Genre: Artillery shooting game

Platform: iOS/Android

Release date: August 30, 2016

App Store page: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1147126601

Google Play page: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.l3gameatelier.ChangeHeroes

Official website: l3gameatelier.com

Official Facebook page: facebook.com/L3gameatelier/

Official Twitter account: @L3GameAtelier

 

Disclaimer

This game is a work of fiction. Although it integrates real-life persons, entities, and events, their representations and interpretations in the game are products of the developers’ imagination and are used in a fictitious manner for comedic and fantasy-oriented purposes. L3 Game Atelier does not promote this game as an accurate retelling of recent historical events nor as political propaganda.

 


About L3 Game Atelier
L3 Game Atelier is an indie game development studio based in San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines. Established in June 2016, the studio aims to make its apps and games go above and beyond the norm. More info about the studio can be found at l3gameatelier.com.

 

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Team Philippines – Wargods Rebirth – to fight at Special Force 2 World Championship in Taiwan

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SPECIAL FORCE 2’S FIRST TEAM PHILIPPINES CROWNED AT PLAYPARK ALL-STARS 2016!

The highlight of the Playpark All-Stars 2016 the Finals did not fail to deliver. From four different leagues of Special Force 2, the very best met at Skydome for the final showdown of the Road to Taiwan championship. All of them fought long and hard for the chance to carry the torch of our proud nation at the world’s stage. When the dust settled, it was Wargods Rebirth who reached the pinnacle of success leaving Team secret, Imperium eStraw and Frostbyte Hellogangster in their wake.
But the fight is just beginning. Wargods Rebirth has its work cut out for them going against USA, Europe, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand in the Special Force 2 World Championship this August 26- 29, 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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The search for the country’s top shooters culminated at the Playpark All-Stars 2016 the Finals with four teams on the roster. Hailing from the Supremacy League, Team secret was an easy fan favorite. Coming from the Cafe Invasion League, Frostbyte Hellogangster became renowned hard and fast. Securing top spots from the Legacy Tour, Wargods Rebirth and Imperium eStraw had all eyes on them. All four had proven their skills overcoming opposition from their respective leagues but to win in the Finals, the boys had to fight like never before.
The Semis saw the contenders pumped up and hungry for victory. Team secret made quick work of Frostbyte Hellogangster. Team secret went all-out and gave Frostbyte no breathing room at all in the series winning 3 matches to none. On the other hand, Wargods Rebirth seemed to be on equal footing with Imperium eStraw at first but they quickly outperformed Imperium eStraw finishing the series with a score of 3 matches to 1.
Entering the Finals, the contenders had to prove they were truly championship caliber in skill and in endurance. Fans were also put to the test as it was well past midnight by the time the final two teams’ brawl rolled around.

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Team secret had an early start taking the difficult but key first match at the Satelite map with a score of 7-6. It would have gotten their momentum going but Wargods Rebirth would not let up. Left with 2 players to Team secret’s 3 in the critical moment of round 2 at the Embassy map, (V)-xYz-(V) ended Qitz to win the round for Wargods Rebirth. For round 3, it was IMPRESS1VE-‘s turn in the spotlight. He swept four members of secret leaving only Pahipo behind to defend.
In the do-or-die round 4 set at the Station map, both sides went out guns blazing. Pahipo and NiCK’FLIP used MG4 to counter Wargods Rebirth’ MG4. IMPRESS1VE- set the tone early by taking Qitz as first blood. Wargods Rebirth rushed and attacked Team Secret in their base killing all the remaining members. (V)-xYz-(V) secured the victory by finishing off the last member of team Secret finishing with a score of 7 – 1. Wargods Rebirth is the first SF2 Ultimatum 2016 and will represent Philippines in the SF2 World Championship.

As they prepare for the fight of their lives, Wargods Rebirth’s team captain, Kevin “[CG]ShwiQui,” has only this to say: “[To the other teams at the world championship] bibigyan namin sila ng magandang laban! Good luck to all the participants.” With the nation’s hope resting on their shoulders, Wargods Rebirth has a tough road ahead but an entire nation is cheering them on. Laban Pilipinas!


 

Laban Pilipinas! Wargods Rebirth gears up for battle at the SF2 World Championship in Taiwan!

Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to shine the light at the true heroes on the battlefield – Special Force 2’s first team Philippines – Wargods Rebirth. Out of 164 contenders, born winners rise to claim ultimate glory at the Road to Taiwan Championship. Meet the boys that make up Team Wargods Rebirth.

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Kevin “[CG]ShwiQui”

Captain of Wargods Rebirth, found his true calling in Special Force 2. Just in 2016, he’s kicked butt and taken names all over. SF2 Legacy, Ultimatum and Road to Taiwan are just the tip of the ice berg.

He started gaming way back 2002 with Counter Strike: Source. However, it was popular MMORPG – Ragnarok Online – that got him playing for keeps. Some 10 years later, Kevin began playing competitively by dipping his hands in several FPS games namely Point Blank and Mercenary Online 2.

Favorite Character: Xiah – oozing charisma and a chinita to boot.

 

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John Moxie “(V)-xYz-(V)”

Serves as the team’s Sniper but he’s well-versed in multiple roles. Like many if not all Filipino FPS gamers, John first got hooked on gaming through Special Force. Thanks to that he’s been part of multiple tournaments across the country. For his next stop – it’s world domination at Taipei, Taiwan.

He’d like to give a shoutout to Waway who loves patchot so much!

Favorite Character: Sakura – making death interesting.

 

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Rhomz “IMPRESS1IVE-“

Stands as the team’s Entry Fragger. Not far from his teammates, Rhomz began his gaming career in Special Force. Since he did not play competitively, it only added to the surprise of fans when he beat out the opposition and took the first SF2 national championship title.

Don’t be fooled. This fragger is tough in and out of the battlefield. He’s actually won academic awards in English and Mathematics. Top that!

Favorite Character: Red Mamba – it’s all in the walk, man.

 

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Ranielle “PROG[R]ESSIVE-“

Functions as an Entry Fragger. A gamer since 2001, Ranielle first made waves in the FPS scene as a back-to-back Point Blank champion. Now, his explosive force looks unstoppable in Special Force 2. Aside from his obvious love of shooter gamers, Ranielle also spends his days being a good dad to his only daughter.

Favorite Character: Sakura – cute and sexy.

 

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Levin “_Lev”,”

The Support and Assault player of the team, knows the true value of friendship. According to him, the idea of forming a championship ready team came at his birthday party with teammates Rhomz and Ranielle.

Favorite Character: Random A.I. guy – they’re simply the best.

 

How was the team formed?

Kevin “[CG]ShwiQui”: ….Dapat hindi ako kasali dito kasi bumuo na talaga ng sariling team ang mga kasama ko. It wasn’t really planned since my friends already made a team of our own. But since some of them became inactive, they took me in and we formed a team that’s even stronger.

Do you guys hang out? What do you do together?

John “(V)-xYz-(V)”: We take long W A L K s together.

How did you prepare for the tournament?

Kevin “[CG]ShwiQui”: Lagi kaming nagpa-practice kahit kulang kami, tinutuloy pa rin namin ang practice. We also practice on our own. When Wargods took us in, that’s when our practice entered a different level. About a week before the tournament, we hardly got to rest with all the practice that we did.

Any fighting words?

Levin “_Lev””: This is the very first Philippine team. Our team is a simple team with little resources but we have skill in our hearts that will pave the way to the world championship!

Any shoutouts?

Kevin “[CG]ShwiQui”: [To the other teams at the world championship] Bibigyan namin sila ng magandang laban! Good luck to all the participants.

They face a new kind of enemy now – the world. As they go against the top teams from USA, Europe, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand, rally behind the nation’s pride. Go! Go! Go, Wargods Rebirth! Nasa likod ninyo ang buong Pilipinas. Laban!

 

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