NVIDIA GeForce Xtreme Tournament returns this 2017 with PHP 255,000 in total prizes
Plus, big things are about to be set in motion for the NVIDIA GeForce Xtreme Tournament.
NVIDIA’s nationwide contest of determining the next top amateur Dota 2 team in the Philippines makes a comeback this year as the 2017 installment of the GeForce eSports Xtreme Tournament kicks off today!
Featuring weeks worth of competitive gaming tournaments for the hit MOBA title, Dota 2, the GeForce eSports Xtreme Tournament will challenge teams from 15 locations, all of which are GeForce Certified Internet Cafes, across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, with a total of PHP 255,000 in cash prizes to be given away, to local qualifier winners and, of course, the lion’s share to be awarded to the champion of 2017’s first season.
From the total PHP 255,000 prize pool, PHP 105,000 will be reserved for the grand finals this coming July, with the rest to be further divided into local qualifier prizes, with each local qualifier leg to have a prize pool of PHP 10,000. The local qualifier events, locations, and dates will be as follows:
|16-Jun||TNC Intramuros 3||61 Herald Building, Muralla Street, Intramuros, Manila|
|16-Jun||G7 Cybercafe – Cebu||G-7 Cebu, Sanciangco St. Colon, Cebu City|
|17-Jun||TNC Morayta||Morayta Street, Manila|
|17-Jun||TNC PATTS||2323 Sea Tower Building, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City|
|18-Jun||Pacific Icon – Dapitan||Pacific Suites, 1218 Dapitan Street, Sampaloc, Metro Manila, Manila, 1008|
|23-Jun||Techtite||2311 Taft Avenue cor Castro St., G/F One Archers Place, Green Podium Mall, Malate, Manila, PH|
|23-Jun||ROG 3 Davao||Gen. Marval Street, Davao City|
|24-Jun||Mineski – Katipunan||#24 Fabian Dela Rosa St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City|
|24-Jun||G7 Cybercafe – Tibanga||Tibanga Highway Brgy. San Miguel, Iligan City|
|25-Jun||Pacific Cybercafe Las Pinas Perpertual||Las Pinas Perpetual College|
|30-Jun||Log In Internet Café||216 DR. V. LOCSIN St. Taclobo, Dumaguete City Negros Oriental|
|30-Jun||iPlay Cyber Square Café (ADTECH)||Corrales-Hayes Street Cagayan de Oro City|
|1-Jul||Wargods Muntinlupa||Unit 2 & 3 Doña Zoila Bldg., Brgy Putatan, Muntinlupa City|
|1-Jul||TNC La Union||San Fernando, La Union/Cap BLDG, Gov. Luna St., Brgy IV, San Fernando City, La Union|
|6-Jul||TNC Bacolod||Caudra Street Bacolod City 6100|
After the 15 winners from the qualifier rounds are chosen the teams will then compete in an online Semi-Finals round this coming July 8, 2017, with the top 4 teams to then proceed to the Grand Finals event this coming July 22, 2017 in SM City North EDSA, Quezon City, Metro Manila.
Big plans for the future
Apart from staging the comeback of GEXT, NVIDIA Philippines has also unveiled that they are cooking up bigger things for the tournament starting later this year, with plans of a 2nd 2017 season which will be held in September being mentioned during the tournament’s Kick-off event at High Grounds Cafe in Quezon City, aside from a second season, the GEXT might also welcome a second game title, which we all assume to be Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
However, hopeful as we are, there is nothing solid yet, although we are definitely looking forward to NVIDIA making more announcements about these new developments in the near future.
The NVIDIA GeForce eSports Xtreme Tournament was first conceived back in 2016 as the computer hardware manufacturer’s own Esports tournament catered towards the development of uprising teams in the amateur Dota 2 scene.