Accounting and services firm Deloitte and local bank DBS have won top prizes in the finals of Singapore leg of Singtel’s PVP Corporate League on Friday (16 August). Staff from the two beat out over 400 players from 60 companies in the amateur esports league for working professionals, featuring Dota 2 and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB). DeloitteOne has won the Dota 2 crown and $4000, while Turret Heist of DBS secured $3000 for their skill at MLBB.
The final events were witnessed by guest of honour S Iswaran, the Minister for Communications and Information.
“The increased recognition of esports and its influence on media, technology and culture, holds significant economic potential for the industry,” adding that Singapore’s “well-connected and resilient infrastructure” put the country “in good stead to become a focal point for gaming and esports in the region.”
The two teams and their runner-ups qualified for spots in the online regional qualifiers, where they will face teams from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. They will compete for a place in the Grand Finals, which will be hel din Singapore at the end of the year.