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Collegiate Center for Esports awarded CHED’s Leadership trophy

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The esports community in the Philippines recently celebrated a remarkable milestone as the Collegiate Center for Esports (CCE) was honored with the prestigious Leadership Award for Developing Esports.

This esteemed accolade was bestowed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) during the 2nd National Annual Tertiary Sports Leaders Congress, a significant event held at the Hive Hotel and Convention Place in Quezon City.

Gathering numerous regional and athletic directors, the congress provided a vital platform for discussing the future of sports development and leadership in the nation, operating under the theme “Elevating Sports Excellence: Chartering the Future of Sports Leadership.”

Stanley Lao, President of CCE, expressed profound gratitude upon receiving the award, highlighting its significance in showcasing how esports can cultivate exemplary leadership.

Lao graciously accepted the award from CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera, underscoring the importance of esports in shaping the landscape of collegiate sports.

Renowned for its role in organizing esports competitions at the college level across the Philippines, CCE has been instrumental in fostering a dynamic environment where students can excel, compete, and contribute to the dynamic realm of gaming. Notable among its recent endeavors is the Collegiate Center Championship, a highly anticipated event that saw various universities vying for supremacy in the esports arena.

CCE’s mission extends beyond mere competition; it aims to nurture a vibrant ecosystem that empowers students to thrive in the evolving world of gaming.

Supported by leading brands like Converge ICT, one of the Philippines’ fastest-growing internet service providers, CCE’s tournaments and campus roadshows have garnered widespread acclaim and participation.

The esports industry in the Philippines is experiencing exponential growth, with projections indicating a surge to 10.2 million gamers by 2028 and an expected market revenue of $25 million, as reported by Statistica.

This meteoric rise underscores the burgeoning significance of esports within the country’s cultural and economic landscape, reaffirming its status as a powerhouse in the global gaming community.


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