Following the Massive success of Massive Gaming’s Online Shooter, Mercenary Online, the GameX Mercs Championship Tournament was held at the SM North Edsa Annex Cyberzone last May 9, 2014. The event was managed by Massive Gaming and in partnership with Gamex and Smart Communications.
For those not yet in the know, Massive Gaming is a budding online game publisher in the publisher with two of the hottest Online Shooters in their roster, Mercenary Online and WarRock PH. For fans of Third-person shooters, try Mercenary Online and for those who are into First-person POV, check out WarRock PH.
The GameX Mercs Tournament spanned for 9 months across more than 500 professional and amateur teams spread across the Philippine Archipelago.
15 teams managed to survive for the Mercenary Online tournament and another 16 teams for the WarRock PH, and got a chance to battle it out on a live stage in front of thousands of fans.
There’s a total of Php300,000 worth of cash, game merch, in-game items and gaming gear from SteelSeries.
I went to the venue at around 5p.m. and the crowd was still manageable, but minute by minute, the crowds gathered as the final team started to man the PCs and lock and load their in-game toons. Fans gathered to support their respective teams and to participate in the action-packed activities laid out for the day. Massive Gaming held a cosplay competition, an “œEpic Boss” eating contest, photo booths, face painting booth, raffle draws, giveaways, discounts and chances to win in-game items.
The event was capped off with a visit from the Queen of Cosplay herself, Alodia Gosiengfiao. Not only did she show up to host and promote the games, 4 lucky gamers got a chance to play with her on Team Alodia in an exhibition match against the Massive Gaming GM Team.
Alodia also introduced her newest in-game Alodia character, a wind goddess, from Massive Gaming’s latest Battle Arena game “œDragon Fist Tournament”[dragonfist.ph]. Massive Gaming also announced the latest addition to their line-up “œThe Aurora World”[aurora.ph], an MMORPG with massive PVP modes to play in.
Here are the results for the GameX Mercs Tournament:
Champion ““ Relevant (Pasig) Php100,000
2nd place ““ ANBU (ParaÃ±aque) Php 70,000
3rd place ““ [A]NBU (Q.C.) Php 30,000
Here are the results for the WarRock Nationals 2014 tournament
Champion – Locusts Inspired (Manila) Php 30,000
2nd place – Hostility Cebu (Cebu) Php 20,000
3rd place – Locusts Handsomes (Rizal) Php 15,000
4th place – Soldados Handsome (Bicol)Php 4,000