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PBA, DOTA 2 stars unite in Lockdown Games for benefit of COVID-19 frontliners
by Reynald Magallon, April 03, 2020 1:07pm
Stars of the PBA and the Esport DOTA 2 are set to join hands as they take part in the charity showmatch Lockdown Games which aim to raise fund for the frontliners in the country's fight against the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19).
PBA stars and known e-sport enthusiasts June Mar Fajardo and Marc Pingris will figure in a clash as they lead their respective teams in the game which will be streamed on Monday, April 6 at 6:30 PM on MineskiTV.
Fajardo will be joined by NLEX Road Warriors star Kiefer Ravena along side with professional gamers Djardel "DJ" Mampusti of Fnatic and Armel "Armel" Tabios of TNC Predator; and WomboXcombo (WXC) broadcast manager Michael Angelo "Alo" Zomil.
Pingris, meanwhile will have former Gilas frontcourt partner Japeth Aguilar together with gaming powerhouses Carlo "Kuku" Palad of GeekFam and Timothy "Tims" Randrup of TNC; and WXC founder Nico "KuyaNic" Nazario.
Pingris earlier posted a photo of the event in his Instagram account inviting everyone to take part in the fund raising event.
"Panoorin nyo kami nila Junemar, Japeth at Kiefer maglaro sa April 6 para makatulong sa ating mga #frontliners. Target namin to raise P1M para sa PGH Medical Foundation. Naka halos P400k na tayo. Salamat sa lahat ng sumali, nag donate at sumusuporta. Pero higit sa lahat, salamat sa ating mga bayani sa inyong #labanparasabayan," wrote Pingris.
"Basketball pros, Dota 2 pros, at pati narin ang mga daddy ng Lupon ng Womboxcombo ay sumali na para tumulong sa pag donate para maabot ang ating 1 MILLION PESO GOAL na ipapamahagi sa ating mga frontliners," MineskiTV's official Facebook page wrote.
"Ang Mineski Esports Lockdown Games ay ang aming charity tournament at livestream para makatulong tayong mga gamers ng kahit konti habang naka-quarantine tayong lahat."
All proceeds in the event will be given to the PGH Medical Foundation Inc. and provide aid and supplies for the frontliners.
Viewers can donate thru BPI, Paypal and Gcash. They can also pledge for donations via email or text. Check out MineskiTv's official Facebook page for more details.
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