Manila, Philippines May 18, 2018 — Some time ago, we promised that we would be expanding to new and exciting things this year. With that, we are proud to announce that Tier One Entertainment is moving into an entirely new space—mobile gaming.

We believe that mobile gaming holds a promising and integral part in the esports and gaming ecosystem of the world. While esports and gaming has mainly been in the realm of PC and console gaming over the years, mobile gaming actually surpassed both in market sales in 2017.

Much of this has to do with the fact that having a mobile phone that can play popular titles is much more affordable than buying a Playstation, Xbox, or high end gaming rig.

This lower barrier to entry is a great boon, especially in a developing region like Southeast Asia. According to the most recent Newzoo report, the Asia-Pacific region was responsible for nearly half of the consumer spending in the entire world!

In light of how much potential mobile gaming has to dominate the esports industry, we’ve made the move to invest in a professional team for one of mobile gaming’s biggest titles.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang has experienced a meteoric rise since its launch in 2016. It quickly captured the hearts of many pinoy gamers who favored playing on their mobile phones, and also spawned its own professional scene.

After sending out a call for professional teams in April of 2018, we went through so many applicants, though one squad stood out above the rest—Obsidian Gaming.

OBS has been on a tear, dominating the local Mobile Legends scene with recent championship victories in the Mobile Legends Philippines Challenge Cup and the MOBA Philippines Cup. That’s the kind of excellence and top tier performance we look for.

Anchored by Billy “Z4pnu” Alfonso who is hailed as one of the absolute best players in the scene, the entire team including Yolo, Jeffqt4ever, Pakbet, Dian, and Jeo has signed on to be Tier One talents.

With such a powerhouse team under our management, Tier One will look to make the members of OBS the undisputed faces of the local Mobile Legends scene. Keep your eyes peeled, because there will be more to come from Tier One and Obsidian Gaming very soon!

About Tier One Entertainment
Tier One Entertainment was founded by Tryke Gutierrez and cosplay and gaming star Alodia Gosiengfiao. Together, they sought to revolutionize the esports landscape in Southeast Asia.

By focusing on the development of truly talented, top-caliber personalities, Tier One’s mission is to connect brands with the unique gaming audience like never before.

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