So, WASD finally announced their Plus Attack event (which they consider as the biggest festival for FPS in the country) a few days ago and it is confirmed that they will do the event at the Cuneta Astrodome, which is quite a big place.
With aspiring and established professional teams from all over the country vying to be a part of this said event, hopes are rising that it would entice other organizations to invest into CS:GO in the Philippines.
It would also be WASD’s big litmus test – to see if they can actually handle a very big event without having to experience event-breaking problems. It will also be the event that will make or break the organization – Succeed, and they will establish themselves as one of the high-level players in the country’s esports scene. If they fail, they will face a good amount of criticism – and that’s putting it lightly here.
Cuneta Astrodome is a big upgrade – TNC did an event here a couple of years ago (except if you count ESGS 2016 and the ASUS finals at ESGS 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, both of which are big events in their own right during those said years). In addition, the inclusion of various games such as Overwatch and Rules of Survival are quite interesting, to say the least.
To compare our position to other countries, Indonesia and Thailand have extremely active CS:GO scenes at the moment, with varying levels of organization, expertise and infrastructure. These things have allowed them to produce some of Asia’s best players (especially in the case of Indonesia) and consistently produce top teams (especially in the case of Thailand).
Frankly, many things can happen.
In the end, let’s just hope that the inception (and potential success) of events such as Plus Attack would produce a more productive and active CS:GO scene for the Philippines.