- Legal States
Mike Johnson February 5, 2019 2 min read
FirstBlood Helps Esports Expansion in Southeast Asia (SEA)
Online tournament platform FirstBlood has teamed up with esports powerhouse Divine Esports and the Vietnam PUBG Divine League, helping the league and organization expand their footprint in the Southeast Asia (SEA) region.
Divine Esports and FirstBlood Team Up to Work on SEA Expansion
Tournament host FirstBlood has joined Divine Esports in promoting the Vietnam PUBG Divine League across Southeast Asia (SEA). The pair will use FirstBlood’s platform to help the team expanding into the region and consolidate their presence on the Vietnam competitive gaming scene.
— FirstBlood (@firstbloodio) January 28, 2019
Apart from helping local teams and esports structures develop, FirstBlood is making a first foray into the market itself, with its operations already underway in places, such as Europe, North America, and India.
Divine Corp. Co-Founder Tran Thu Dong commented on the developments: “We want to make Vietnam a center for esports in Southeast Asia. In 6 months, we’ll look back at the results we’ve achieved and know why FirstBlood came here. 2019 is going to be a memorable year for esports in Vietnam!”
FirstBlood CEO Joe Zhou also expressed his confidence that the pair can work together to bring more esports to the region. Mr. Zhou added:
Divine league’s success is an instrumental proof to what our ultimate vision is at FirstBlood, the competitive side of video gaming could be available to just about anyone.
FirstBlood and PUBG Are Known Partners
FirstBlood has been running small tournaments across several regions. In North America, the company hosted a small $10,000 PUBG event in October, 2018, inviting 16 of the best teams in North America, including Cloud 9 and Ghost Gaming among others.
To this day, FirstBlood continues to host and run various competitions. On February 14, 2019, the platform is hosting the FirstBlood Charity Cup Series, which is a charity event developed with the help of Esports Foundation of Boston.
The Foundation is an initiative dedicated to providing relief and assistance in order to improve the quality of life of children in need. The event will be broadcasted on Twitch with Ben “LilFuzzySeal” Harris and Shane “Charity” Schiefelbein as the main casters.
Interested in finding out more about the Esports Foundation of Boston? Visit their official website and make your contribution.
FirstBlood also joined the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) in 2017, becoming one of the earliest global partnerships for the newly-set integrity body. To this day, the ESIC has over 50 partners.