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Shopee launches gaming tournament

May 16. 2019
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In line with the popularity of e-sports in Thailand, Shopee, an e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, in partnership with Garena, an online game and social platform, has launched the Shopee x RoV Grand Challenger Tournament.

Arena of Valor (RoV) is a multiplayer online battle arena game which starts on May 27 and will feature a Bt150,000 prize pool.

Agatha Soh, head of marketing at Shopee Thailand said: “Sales of gaming products have consistently performed well on Shopee. Coupled with the tremendous popularity of RoV in Thailand, this partnership serves to bring gaming communities closer together, and make e-sports even more accessible to the wider community.”

The competition will kick off with a group stage, where participants compete to advance to the semi-finals and finals held on June 14 and 17 at Garena’s e-sports studio. The four finalists will get the exclusive opportunity to battle with celebrities May-Pitchanart and Jyp-Pokchat, and popular pro-players, KritNgi and Wanoiz. 

To further enhance the spectator experience, the semi-finals and finals will be streamed on Shopee Live, Shopee’s latest in-app live streaming feature. 

“The realm of e-sports has no limits and can be enjoyed by all,” said Krit Pattanateacha of Garena Thailand Co Ltd. 

“Today the importance of games and e-sports is no longer limited within the game content itself, but to a wider ecosystem that connects various industries. Gaming fans in Thailand have become a part of the community with a variety of members who have the same passion for games, with Garena as the centre of this dedicated community."

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