To support the ever-growing e-Sports community in the Philippines, MSI – a leading manufacturer of gaming motherboards, videocards and laptops, will be hosting one of the biggest e-Sports events of the year. On July 6, 7, and 8, 2012, MSI will gather e-Sports aficionados at the 4/F Annex Event Area, SM City North EDSA for the “MSI Overdrive 2012: e-Sports Intensified!”
More than 400 competitive gamers will convene at MSI Overdrive as they fight for pride, glory and a slice of the Php 200,000.00 total’s worth of tournament prizes, in a grand event featuring some of the most popular game titles in the Philippines – namely DOTA (Defense of the Ancients), League of Legends, Crossfire, and Starcraft 2. The event will also host the largest local organized tournament of 2012’s most widely anticipated game, Diablo III.
At MSI Overdrive, for the first time ever, community-picked top players from opposing clans will pool their skills and create a Dream Team as they play ala NBA-style in friendly exhibition matches. In the end, there will only be one MSI Beat It! All-Star Games 2012 champion team for DOTA, LoL and SC2, respectively.
To be hosted by former MTV VJ, Eri Neeman a.k.a. Boy Back-up, the three-day festivities is packed with exciting activities for all types of enthusiast: an overclocking seminar, the rig modding display contest and seminar; as well as the i-Date K-Pop Dance Showdown.
The Cosplay Queen of the Philippines and gamers’ muse, Ms. Alodia Gosiengfao, will grace the MSI Overdrive Catwalk along with other Pinoy cosplayers. The performance of popular local band Spongecola will surely heat up the stage further. Furthermore, the presence of international-caliber e-Sports players namely SC2’s Rain and Byul and LoL’s LaMia and Pheilox, all from the MSI-supported Fnatic Team will put the Filipinos’ 100% passion for gaming to the test.
Freeplay will be offered during the event to showcase MSI’s range of gaming series laptops and the “MSI Overdrive Desktop PC”. PC units powered by MSI Z77 motherboards will also be available for those who are in the market for the latest platform.
You wouldn’t want to miss all of the action! This excitement-filled weekend is also supported by SteelSeries, Aerocool, WD, Gameclub, Garena, Hero TV, PLDT myDSL, SM City North EDSA and CyberZone. Witness MSI expand its support for global eSports to the Philippines and its gamers!