ONE Championship and Globe Telecom made a monumental announcement on January 30 at ONE:IGNITE.
The two enterprises unveiled their newest undertaking, a martial arts reality show called ONE Hero Series Philippines Presented by Globe, at the City Of Dreams Grand Ballroom in Manila, Philippines.
Top executives from different sectors gathered that night to talk about the direction of sports in the region.
Among those in attendance were ONE Chief Commercial Officer Hari Vijayarajan and Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu.
The talks ranged from martial arts to esports, but the biggest announcement of the night was the reality show set to air on August.
“We’ve been in a partnership with ONE Championship for almost three years now, and we think that what ONE Championship stands for in terms of values, heroes, and stories ties in well with what we strive for, too,” Cu said.
“We see this as an opportunity for us to bring mixed martial arts in a big way to the Philippines, and it enables us to elevate more Filipino athletes on the world stage.”
Six teams made up of four members each from different parts of the country will battle for martial arts supremacy as they go head to head for a Team Cup.
A live finale will be held in December, and the most impressive athlete of the bunch will earn a US$100,000 contract to the ONE Championship main roster.
“This is also why the creation of ONE Hero Series Philippines truly excites us. [Now, we are] able to bring an entertaining mix of reality show and martial arts as part of our content offering to our audiences,” Cu added. In the meantime, ONE Championship returns to the Lion City for ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE on 28 February 28 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario returns to the division he dominated when he battles Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai.
Catch all the action for free on ONE’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts – or the ONE Super App.
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