Amid the escalating situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine gaming community this time extended a helping hand to healthcare workers stationed in the frontlines.
Globe esports team, Liyab Esports, had fundraised over half a million pesos for the Philippine Heart Center (PHC) as part of their COVID-19 relief initiatives.
Launched on April 17 to 26, the online charity streaming event Starforge participated in online community team matches, held podcasts, and interacted with the Philippine gaming community.
The entire event had Globe donate cash when milestones are met. Globe would add PHP1,000 to the fund for every kill of an opposing player. In extension, Globe had given a hefty amount of PHP100,000 funding upfront.
Throughout the event, Globe had raised a total of PHP 523,000 for PHC.
“It gives us great inspiration to know that partners and communities like Globe and the local esports industry are also supporting us here at PHC,” shared Dr. Gerardo S. Manzo, Deputy Executive Director, Incident Command Post at PHC.
“We are grateful to Team Liyab and their fans in leading this unique initiative to ensure our staff’s safety and health so that in turn, we can provide the health and welfare of the Filipino public,” he added.