VICTORIA, LAGUNA – As part of the agency’s mandate of enabling business and empowering consumers through various programs, the Department of Trade and Industry – Laguna Provincial Office (DTI-Laguna) partnered with M League ESports PH in identifying areas of intervention in the gaming industry as one of developing industries geared toward innovation and start-ups. This intervention is intended for entrepreneurs which include but are not limited to developers, designers, testers, streamers, shout casters, and competitive players.

As a result of a series of meeting consultations and focus group discussions, DTI-Laguna conducted a ZOOMinar (webinar via Zoom) session on “ESports Uprising” where M League launched the ESports Tournament hosted by DTI-Laguna and M League ESports PH as a kickoff for this collaborative effort on 11 June 2021.

DTI-Laguna Provincial Director Clarke S. Nebrao welcomed all participants by giving very inspiring ideas and plans regarding ESports as an industry. The event was also graced by DTI-Region 4A CALABARZON Regional Director Marilou Q. Toledo who provided a motivational message for the participants.

M League’s co-owner Mr. Mic Utitco elaborated the programs and services under the ESports Uprising program, including boot camps, workshops, skills development, and other opportunities. In addition to this, DTI-Laguna Negosyo Center Business Counsellor Mark Vincent Arasa discussed briefly the significance of ESports as well as its history.

Crowd shot of the ZooMinar participants and ESport presentation

To conclude the orientation, DTI-Laguna Business Development Division Chief Marcelina B. Alcantara delivered her closing remarks to formally end the Zoominar session.♦

Date of Release: 22 June 2021