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Monday, October 25, 2021
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Monarch founder lobbies support for eSports in academe, sports org.

MONARCH founder Mike Cubos is lobbying for the inclusion of eSports in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi).

Cubos said he has already discussed with Cesafi’s commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy Jr., for the possible inclusion of eSports in Cesafi competition so it will get the support as a professional league.

eSports, also known as electronic sports, is a form of competition using video games. Esports as part of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games made its debut in 2019 during the Philippines’ hosting of 30th SEA Games, making the game more attractive, especially to the younger generation.

Besides approaching Cesafi, Cubos also reached out to school owners to convince them to support eSports as part of their sports program.

Schools could offer scholarships for those who qualify for their eSports team, similar to what they offer to other sports players, Cubos said.

Monarch is a Cebu-based management team that aims train and promote Cebu’s e-athletes to help them win coveted tournaments in the country and abroad. (KOC)


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