FIGHT Esports x TikTok #GGPHCreatorCup1 – ValorantPosted by February 27, 2021 in
TikTok Partners with FIGHT Esports for the #TikTokGGPH Creator Cup Tournament
The Creator Cup is the first of a series of tournaments hosted by the new TikTok Gaming Ground PH.
Manila, Philippines – February 27, 2021 – TikTok has helped make online gaming more socially accessible than ever, and it continues to do so with the launch of TikTok Gaming Ground PH (TikTok GGPH). This marks the start of a year-long partnership between TikTok Southeast Asia, and global esports organizer, Forest Interactive Gaming Habitat Team (FIGHT Esports), which is kicking off with TikTok Philippines.
Through TikTok Gaming Ground PH, the thriving community of gamers on the app can look forward to exciting live gaming events and tournaments hosted by the official TikTok GGPH account, as well as even more gaming content shared and compiled by the TikTok PH Gaming Community. In multiplayer competitive gaming, GG stands for good game, and is used as an expression of sportsmanship and camaraderie, similar to a handshake or pat on the back between players at the end of live sporting events. This is the type of solidarity and fellowship that TikTok GGPH hopes to foster within the app, as it continues to be the perfect social media platform for like-minded gamers to connect with one another.
“TikTok continues to pursue opportunities to inspire creativity and bring joy to all Filipinos. With gaming actively becoming a positive source for community building and enjoyment, we are happy to be doing our part in providing the growing gaming community with a platform for education, positive connections and interaction,” said John Castro, TikTok’s Gaming Operations Manager for the Philippines.
To commemorate their partnership, TikTok Philippines and FIGHT Esports are jointly hosting the first-ever #TikTokGGPH Creator Cup Tournament, which will be set within Valorant, a popular first-person shooter game developed by Riot Games. The Creator Cup is taking place on February 27-28, 2021, from 3:00pm to 9:00pm PHST, and the entire event will be live streamed on TikTok via @tiktokggphofficial. To raise the stakes, TikTok Philippines is offering a $1,000 prize pool to be awarded to the champion, 1st runner up, and 2nd runner up of the tournament.
“TikTok is fast becoming a place where people create, share, and enjoy a new type of experience. It really makes a lot of sense for us to leverage the digital entertainment platform to reach the gaming community and give them the opportunity to connect and share their passion with fellow gamers around the world. This will create a unique and innovative esports experience where they can follow and engage with their favorite gaming content creators, tune in to esports tournament livestreams, as well as celebrate esports in ways that have never been done before,” said Chantal-Denise Ortega, FIGHT’s Project Manager.
A video campaign will also be held within the TikTok app, as part of the official #TikTokGGPH launch. From February 12 to 28, creators on the platform can upload a video that perfectly captures their gaming style, and shows the community exactly what it’s like to be a gamer. To qualify, creators must use the hashtag #TikTokGGPH when they post their video entries. At the end of the campaign period, 20 creators will be selected to become part of TikTok’s community of gamers, based on the level of passion for gaming, and creative potential seen in their videos.