The official communications associate of TikTok, the EON Group, not too long ago invited Sportskeeda Esports’ Itiel Estudillo to take part within the press convention of TikTok’s The Biggest Gamer Philippines. The Biggest Gamer is a gaming actuality present that originally launched in Indonesia again in 2021 and featured 10 novice Cellular Legends: Bang Bang Esports gamers.
After the press convention concluded, Itiel Estudillo had the chance to sit down down briefly with Vanessa Brown, TikTok’s Director of Enterprise Improvement, APAC. Throughout their assembly, Brown was capable of make clear how the elimination of gamers works within the present, if we’ll see one other season happen within the Philippines, and if TikTok plans on bringing the present to different areas.
Vanessa Brown expresses enthusiasm at The Biggest Gamer Philippines
Q. On condition that The Biggest Gamer Philippines will solely characteristic 10 gamers, will the present characteristic a collection of 1v1 matches among the many contestants for eliminations?
Vanessa Brown: We haven’t finalized how the elimination course of will work. If we have a look at Indonesia, we had two groups doing 5v5 more often than not. Then, we had an elimination throughout the course of amongst these 5 contestants. We’re nonetheless taking the information from Indonesia and the way we’ll apply it within the Philippines, understanding the way it’ll work within the Philippines. So we don’t have a remaining view on eliminations.
Q. If The Biggest Gamer Philippines turns into a hit, similar to in Indonesia, do you see one other season within the works however with one other Cellular Legends: Bang Bang pro-Esports group?
Vanessa Brown: I’d like to do one other collection. I don’t see us not working with Good Omega (Cellular Legends PH pro-Esports group), however I’d like to do one other collection.
I believe it’s going to be so profitable right here within the Philippines. Filipinos are so enthusiastic about it. We’d like to do it once more. We simply have to concentrate on this collection and make it profitable, after which, hopefully, we make one other.
Q. Since The Biggest Gamer actuality present has solely taken place in South East Asia up to now, does TikTok plan on creating one thing related within the West or in different areas within the close to future?
Vanessa Brown: That’s an important alternative for us, proper? Like I stated, we’ve partnered with Indonesia first and the Philippines second, and it’s about making this collection profitable. So we will then discover different markets as effectively.
In the meanwhile, we’re additionally centered on getting the Philippines’ venture proper and doing it to the very best of our skills. As soon as we do this, then we’ll discover different markets. However it is going to be nice to take it to different markets on the planet.
Why TikTok chosen the Philippines to host their subsequent The Biggest Gamer actuality present
The rationale TikTok chosen the Philippines as its subsequent location to carry The Biggest Gamer is the truth that Filipinos are presently among the many high nationalities energetic within the gaming group. In keeping with the 2023 World Digital Report, 95% of Filipino web customers are avid avid gamers. It made sense for TikTok to deliver its actuality present to a rustic with such a fiery ardour for gaming.
Much like its Indonesian predecessor, The Biggest Gamer Philippines may even accommodate 10 aspiring esports gamers who will compete for the chance to play for a professional group. The individuals will likely be housed in a villa for 3 weeks. Throughout that point interval, these gamers will undergo a collection of challenges till just one stays.
TikTok has partnered with Good Communications for this 12 months’s present, which suggests the winner will likely be assured a contract to play for the Good Omega Esports group. On high of that, the winner may even obtain P250,000, which is equal to roughly $4,800.
For these fascinated by taking part in The Biggest Gamer Philippines, any Filipino aged 16 and above can audition from Could 24, 2023, to June 14, 2023. Audition entries will likely be submitted by way of TikTok using The Biggest Gamer’s official filter and by including the hashtag #TheGreatestGamerPhilippines within the captions.