April 21, 2024

EDIT:

Now that the page has announced that Plus Attack PH will have ONE MILLION PESOS for its national CS:GO tournament, this brings up the event’s status to the following:

  • The biggest CS:GO tournament in the Philippines by prize pool
  • One of the biggest FPS events in the Philippines by prize pool

In addition to that, here is the format:

This is going to be big.

And the other FPS titles are not yet announced at this point in time!


My take is that this is going to allow teams, players, managers and other stakeholders to be under a single roof, getting to know each other and sharing bonds that will increase the camaraderie and understanding in the local scene, if not anything else.

Besides, teams are going to show their A-game now – after all, who wants to miss a LAN appearance in a national setting?

My opinion is that:

  • It will have a good number of titles (3-4 may be a conservative number)

  • It will feature a substantial prize pool

  • Judging from the way WASD tournaments are held, it will involve somewhere between 30-50 teams from all over the country as far as CS:GO is concerned. If there are any other titles…there will be more teams joining…

So, one title down, substantial is an understatement and at least 30 teams are already expected for a single title alone. This tournament should change the face of the Philippine FPS scene…

I really have high hopes for this tournament, for this is the first time that the Philippine CS scene will receive that amount of attention in recent years…


HERE IS THE ORIGINAL POST A FEW DAYS AGO:

A couple of weeks ago, a page appeared on Facebook called “Plus Attack PH”, which is co-produced by WASD, FXZ and ZXZ (all of which are incorporated entities in the country, according to some quick research).

Those in the Philippine scene know very well that WASD is one of, if not the leading CS:GO tournament organizers and server providers in the country. No one can also deny that they have cultivated a sustainable public-private partnership in Philippine Esports, something which can’t easily be denied even by the most cynical skeptics in the local scene.

Given WASD’s experience with handling multiple nationwide CS:GO tournaments, they would most probably be able to pull off this one with relative ease…along with some small technical difficulties and whatnot, of course.

However, there’s more to that. Why bother create a separate web page and Facebook page if it was just an ordinary event?

Here is what we could glean from the revealed details thus far:

Ok, I have to admit. I cringed so bad at the spelling. Associated Press, anyone?

Putting that one aside, this could only probably mean one thing: There would be a lot of FPS titles that would be covered by this tournament…and that this would be a huge one.

Considering WASD is investing a lot in Philippine CS:GO (this much is certain), Plus Attack PH might be the start of something bigger.


Play on WASD published their primer some time ago.

Knowing the size of the CS:GO community in the Philippines, it is more than possible that they will have a mall venue. However, they can also go the “go big or go home” approach (this means a big venue) – and considering that TESL was one tournament that was made from that approach, they can do it all over again thanks to their success in this year’s edition of the TESL.


My opinion is that:

  • It will have a good number of titles (3-4 may be a conservative number)
  • It will feature a substantial prize pool
  • Judging from the way WASD tournaments are held, it will involve somewhere between 30-50 teams from all over the country as far as CS:GO is concerned. If there are any other titles…there will be more teams joining…

I am excited for this one, for it is another opportunity for teams out of Metro Manila in order to have a chance at hitting the big stage…in addition to the obvious fact that this will be another big-ticket event for the Philippine CS:GO community at large.

I really hope that this one becomes successful…and that the Filipino FPS communities would come out to support it in force!


The author is currently the media coordinator of WASD Philippines, as well as its Editor-at-Large. He also writes for CSGO2ASIA, which serves as one of the centers for CS:GO in the Asia-Pacific region.

He is also currently a consultant for Metronoia Cyber Cafe, as well as a teacher, creative writer and tons of other stuff.

Links to his current writeups can be found in the “Other Works” section of this page.

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