May 29, 2024

SILAB shines light for Filipinas in esports with launch of all-female league and qualifiers for MWI 2024

SILAB shines light for Filipinas in esports with launch of all-female league and qualifiers for MWI 2024
SILAB looks to lead the charge in pushing inclusivity and diversity for women as it transcends gender divisions in esports. | Photo (c) Jerome Toledo/One Sports
Girl power in esports.

 

Filipina players are set to embark on a journey to becoming a force in the esports scene with the launch of SILAB, an all-female esports league.

 

Founded by esteemed women in the Philippine esports industry, led by Liga Adarna Commissioner Queen Wasabi, Overdrive Studios founder and CEO Dani Rogacion, Fantech Philippines Esports and PR Manager Jang Bien, and MPL Philippines caster Chantelle Hernandez, SILAB looks to break through opportunities for women to shine in esports.

 

SILAB will see daylight through the launch of SILAB: Road to MWI Finals 2024, an all-female qualifier tournament for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Women’s Invitational in the country. 

 

The winner will represent the Philippines in the 2024 MLBB Women’s Invitational in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

 

“With the launch of SILAB: Road to MWI Finals 2024, we hope that this platform will put the spotlight on our Filipina MLBB gamers to be seen and heard, as they are equally strong and talented as our male gamers,” Lee Viloria, the Moonton Business Development and Partnerships Lead, said.

 

“Filipinas, apart from being managers, coaches, hosts, and casters, are also strong MLBB esports athletes,” Viloria added.

 

The tournament structure is composed of three stages: the Franchise Owners’ Qualifiers Round, the SILAB Open Qualifiers, and the MWI Philippines Grand Finals. An offline local area network (LAN) event will also follow later on.

 

The Franchise Owner’s Qualifiers are set for April 21, the Open Qualifiers are scheduled for April 28-29 and May 5-6, while the one-day grand final is May 12.

 

MWI 2024 in Saudi feature a prize pool of $500,000.

 

12 participating regions and countries from Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore, China, the Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Mekong Region (Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam), Brazil, and North America will vie for the staggering prize pool.