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Wednesday, August 27, 2014


A professional online gaming team in Southeast Asia called "Rage.eSports" announced an all-female gamers to compete in a multiplayer online battle arena "League of Legends."

RJ Go, SEA region manager of Rage.eSports, said his team went far in searching for new members who will pit against other players in the country and the world.

"We've been searching for some time now for an additional gaming squad to represent Rage.eSports and after some careful planning, we decided that this is the perfect addition on our growing organization as we are historically always looking for up and coming talents ever since I joined Rage.eSports back in 2010 I believe these players have what it takes to do great things on the Philippine gaming scene," he said.

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He said they signed another gaming squad of five highly competitive female players in order to support them that they, too, can face squarely even with the male gamers in the world.

The League of Legends is not an online game exclusive for female players, but coming up with an all-girls team, Rage.eSports is hoping to showcase their skills in a once- male-dominated gaming world.

"The game is not exclusive for females, in fact the game is dominated by males that's why having competitive female gamers on that game discipline is quite rare," Go said. "We want to inspire other female players and show them that they can be as good or even better than male-dominated game titles on eSports."

Rage.eSports is a professional gaming project with long and notable history, initially founded as a small Russian team in 2004 and grown into a well-known and successful international organization over the past years. It's headquarters is based on St. Petersburg, Russia and mainly operates in Europe scene and North America.

The team has just expanded in Southeast Asia this year, with Go as the region manager.

"I was deeply overwhelmed when I was asked to join Rage.eSports and to lead an all-girls League of Legends team," Loishe Salces, the team captain, said.

"As a captain, I will do my best to bring the team together and form a bond to better understand each other's game plays and strategies so that everyone in my team will have proper synergy," she added.

The team members are coming from Southern Mindanao and will focus on online tournaments, gearing up for possible battles in the country.

Other members of Rage.eSports "League of Legends" female division are Alisa Abrasaldo, Jenny Javillo, Jia Tiu, and Xannie Evaristo.

The team will debut in the Qualifier Round of Digos Cyber Games on August 31, 2014.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 27, 2014.

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