GosuGamers and Fulcrum Esports just signed an agreement to partner up and elevate grassroots gaming and esports in the Philippines. The gaming and esports segment are one of the fastest growing industries in the country where the average age is 25.7 which is considered very young.
GosuGamers has established themselves as a premier gaming website with a strong presence in North America, Europe and Southeast Asia. Partnering with Fulcrum Esports, a young and active local esports and gaming organization who has held various tournaments for top tier tech brands in the Philippines. GosuGamers aims to foster the growth of existing esports communities by providing multiple opportunities to compete and learn.
“We are more than happy to support Fulcrum Esports to develop the gaming scene in the Philippines and to raise the next generation of gamers. But most importantly, we want to create a career path through education for all the gamers in the Philippines,” said GosuGamers head Samson Oh.
This partnership will develop community level gaming and esports tournaments and events across the country to uplift the gaming experience. These events will give more exposure and experience to players and teams to be discovered by bigger teams and organizations.
GosuBattles is an esports event platform developed by GosuGamers will also be launched first in the Philippines to develop local tournament organizers and players. This platform will develop capabilities of not only the organizers but the skill level of the players and teams with exposure to more tournaments and organized play. Currently Fulcrum Esports is running community and grassroots level tournaments with Nvidia with the GeForce Icafe Tournament Series.
“We have been looking for ways to elevate grassroots tournaments in the Philippines and we have been doing that for more than 2 years.”, stated Christian Pena, Managing Director. “We are happy that we have partnered with GosuGamers who share the same Passion we have for Gaming and Community building,” he added.
This is only the beginning of their partnership; eventually GosuGamers and Fulcrum Esports will be developing workshops and educational materials that will leverage both organizations’ expertise. The partnership aims to roll out the initial program to target educational institutions and local government units in 2023. These programs will bring education not only to the gamers but to their parents as well. The programs will educate the kids and their parents that being in sports is a viable career choice.
“We are very excited to partner up with GosuGamers with their GosuGamers Academy for something we are passionate about. Gaming Education also is very important to us not only in terms of teaching kids how to play the right way, but more importantly use it as a platform to develop STEM-based skills and positive attributes such as leadership, communication, problem solving, and self-care management needed to succeed in life.” stated Ronald Allan Caluste, President of Fulcrum Esports.
Things are looking bright for the local gaming scene in the Philippines in 2023, with the combined efforts and expertise of GosuGamers and Fulcrum Esports.