Former professional boxer Manny Pacquiao, who is currently a presidential candidate in the Philippines, has set up his own e-sports organization to promote Filipino homegrown talent. The new organization called ‘Team Pacquiao GG’ seeks to promote local streamers, organize competitive events and engage in charity work. The incumbent senator personally launched the organization during an event in Parañaque City, Philippines.
Pacquiao GG signed with five creators
Pacquiao GG is a joint venture between Manny Pacquiao and London-based e-sports organization Veloce. This new eSports organization is part of Veloce’s expansion plans in Southeast Asia.
At the launch event, Pacquiao GG announced the first five creators who are now members of the organization, including:
Elyson “Ghost Wrecker” Caranza
Kimberlee “Super Kimbie” Arcillas
Koleen “Een” Mercado
Gian Lois “GLOCO” Concepcion
Shin Boo “Sh1nboo” Ponferrada
The five creators are known for titles like Wild Rift, Valorant, Call of Duty Mobile and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Currently, there are no professional players on the roster and the organization only contracts with streamers. Pacquiao GG is marketing itself as an e-sports organization and Manny Pacquiao during the launch event that the organization wants to sign professional teams in the future.
Pacquiao spoke at the event “Our aim is to become Southeast Asia’s leading esports heavyweights through community engagement, professional teams, content creation, and charitable contributions.” . Pacquiao has been involved in basketball and boxing as an entrepreneur in the past but this is his first foray into e-sports.
He added, “Esports is not only an online phenomenon but also a legitimate growing sports industry in the world with lots of jobs and business opportunities. When I leave boxing, I want to continue to give something back to the Filipino people, who have given me so much support and love in my boxing career. “
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