Friday, July 29, 2022

Acer Day 2022 ‘Re’affirms Commitment to Sustainability with the ‘Make Your Green Mark’ Campaign


The annual Acer Day celebration is back and will feature a special line-up of performances, sales promotions, rewards, and activities for everyone to enjoy! This year’s theme, ‘Make Your Green Mark’, highlights Acer’s care for the environment by reigniting its passion for sustainability practices and serves as a reminder for the collective efforts needed in making a “green mark.”

“Introduced in 2017, the Acer Day campaign has helped promote the company’s brand image among consumers as ‘Young and Stylish’, while promoting its advocacies, consumers, and channel partners. This year, with the focus on sustainable living and the promotion of the eco-friendly Vero series, Acer hopes to garner more support for environmental efforts and remind everyone of their duty to preserve and care for our planet,” said Andrew Hou, Acer Pan Asia Pacific President.


Acer Day 2022 will kick off with a manifesto video on August 3, 2022 at 8:00PM (GMT+0800hrs) featuring its 18 ambassadors from across seven regions. These include India’s Pankti Pandey, a zero-waste advocate and a TEDx Speaker; Malaysia’s Mei Yan, a top breakfast radio announcer who started an online channel called “Heal The Earth" to raise environmental awareness; Indonesian musicians Muhammad Pradana Budiarto and Ayudia C, environment patrons who wish to inspire entrepreneurs and start the #SayangBumi (love earth) greener lifestyle.

Also making appearances in the video are Vietnam’s Duong Thu Thao, a young and dynamic nature lover who follows a green lifestyle by practicing small sustainable actions daily ; Thailand’s Phakin Khamwilaisak, a leading musician and actor who has recently launched an environmental project entitled “Keb Ruk”; Taiwan's very own Atom Boyz-Earth, one of the most popular groups among the younger generation; and the Philippines’ group of Acer Day ambassadors, including Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo, Esports queen Alodia Gosiengfiao, and P-pop boy band sensation, SB19.

All of the Acer Day 2022 ambassadors are strong environment preservation advocates who have continued to make a positive impact to the global youth in their own ways.


The “Make Your Green Mark” campaign manifesto reads: A call to action for cleaner air, clearer waters, and a sustainable future. In the video, the Acer Day ambassadors share their passion to protect Mother Nature and encourage their fans and followers to make their green mark on the planet.


Come and join the festivities as we celebrate Acer Day 2022 on August 3 at 8pm (GMT+0800hrs).

 To support Acer Day and the Make Your Green Mark campaign, fans can watch the Acer Day concert featuring Sarah G, SB19, Adie, Sud, Janina Vela, Yow, Awi, CLR, and Parokya ni Edgar on August 7, 2022 at the MOA Arena. The concert is free! In order to get tickets, participants must do green initiatives such as joining Acer's social media contests and challenges, purchasing Acer products including those from Acer's sustainability line Aspire Vero, donating to GreenEarth Heritage Foundation; and collecting cleaned, washed and dried plastic waste and dropping them off at The Plaf, a social enterprise that recycles plastic.

For more information about Acer and Acer Day, follow Acer [Philippines] on its social media platforms: [@AcerPH] on Facebook, [@acerph] on Instagram, and [@acerphils] on Twitter or go to

AMD released AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.7.1

AMD has released AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.7.1, introducing new AMD Noise Suppression technology, expanded hardware support for Radeon Super Resolution upscaling technology, significant Minecraft performance increases, and a host of other optimizations and enhancements to elevate AMD gaming experiences to the next level:

  • AMD Noise Suppression – New AMD Noise Suppression technology reduces background noise from your surrounding environment using a real-time deep learning algorithm, providing greater audio clarity during meetings or competitive gameplay. More information can be found here.
  • Minecraft Performance Boost – New OpenGL optimizations offer driver-over-driver performance improvements on the Radeon RX 6400, RX 6500 XT, RX 6750 XT, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6950 XT graphics cards at 4K Fabulous settings – including up to a 92% performance uplift on the Radeon RX 6800 XT.¹
  • Expanded AMD Radeon Super Resolution Support – Provides expanded support for discrete Radeon RX 5000 and RX 6000 Series GPUs on AMD Ryzen notebooks with hybrid graphics, and adds borderless fullscreen support to further enhance the gaming experience.
  • Additional AMD Radeon Boost Game Support – Radeon Boost with Variable Rate Shading has been added to Elden RingVALORANT, and Resident Evil Village.
You can download the AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.7.1 driver here, and find the full release notes here.

RS-492 – Testing conducted by AMD as of July 14th, 2022, on a test system configured with a Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU, 32GB DDR4, Radeon RX 6800XT GPU, and Windows 10 Pro, with AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.7.1 and 22.6.1 on Minecraft.  Game tested with fabulous preset at 4K. Performance may vary.

The gaming universe that continues to evolve


From bulky arcade gaming equipment to the Family Computer era and now through smartphones and tablets and powerful desktops, gaming will never fade. In fact, the gaming universe has even evolved to greater heights that was never expected and naturally, gaming hardware evolved as well.


But no matter how much gaming gear has evolved, from pulling levers to pushing buttons to eventually mouse clicks, the spirit of gamers will always be the same. It will always be about fun and excitement, coupled with outstanding IT equipment that can handle the hard-nosed demands that new generation of games require to bring out all the exhilaration and delight, especially as the world of electronic sports or e-sports continue to capture the imagination of the world’s current crop of gamers.


Among the earlier gaming gear brands that helped reshape the game, Aorus is a premium gaming brand powered by GIGABYTE and offers a full spectrum of gaming products: gaming laptops, motherboards, graphics cards, mechanical gaming keyboards, and other outstanding gaming hardware and gears for that extreme gaming experience gaming enthusiasts and serious gamers from all over the world look for so they can team up and fight on.


If you want to gear up and game on, MSI, a world leader in gaming, content creation, business and productivity and AIoT solutions, is definitely a perfect partner. With a wide-ranging global presence in over 120 countries, MSI has a robust range of laptops, graphics cards, monitors, motherboards, desktops, peripherals, servers, IPCs, robotic appliances, and vehicle infotainment and telematics systems that makes MSI a leading brand that shapes the future of technology.


A gaming brand designed by hardcore gamers for hardcore gamers, Predator took the world by storm by offering the ultimate product experience despite being a relatively latecomer in the highly competitive gaming world. The first gaming brand to win a coveted Red Dot Brand Award in 2019, Predator was widely regarded for its exceptional products such as desktops, laptops, monitors and accessories, plus its stunning Predator Thronos Air, a screen-filled paradise for the gamers with distinctive tastes, a professional-grade, massage-cushioned haven that will make every gamer drool with excitement.


Technology never sleeps, as they say, nor should the action, so Republic of Gamers (ROG) committed itself to provide an out-of-this-world experience for both gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Innovation is at the heart of ROG that allowed it to set standards across the entire gaming systems and PC components industry. Its motherboards made hardcore overclocking more accessible, while its exceptional graphics cards allowed for fluid gameplay and faster performance. ROG displays continue to aggressively adopt the latest display technologies that genuinely changed the spectrum of gaming, while its ultra-thin form factor gaming laptops continue to deliver desktop-class performance


Aorus. MSI. Predator. Republic of Gamers. These are just some of the award-winning IT brands that originated in Taiwan and have established a name in the world of gaming and continue to be the preferred gear for majority of today’s gamers. If you’re into gaming, these brands are definitely for you.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Nexplay x UnionDigital Bank forges exclusive partnership to empower PH gaming community


Arvie De Vera, Co-founder and
CEO of UnionDigital Bank

Nexplay, the leading Southeast Asian esports and video game content ecosystem, and UnionDigital Bank, the digital bank entity of UnionBank, have signed an exclusive partnership that aims to offer more convenient digital financial services for Filipino gamers.


“UnionDigital Bank is driven to further empower the Philippines’ digital economy. Our partnership with Nexplay allows us to offer our financial services to today’s Filipino gamers, enabling them more by giving access to a digital bank account. We are looking forward to this collaboration with Nexplay to propel our higher purpose - Tech-ing Up today’s generation of Filipinos, especially gamers,” said Arvie De Vera, Co-founder and CEO of UnionDigital Bank.


In 2019, 43 million Filipino gamers spent a total of USD 572 million on games, four-fifths engaged with in-game microtransactions such as buying power-ups and game cosmetics. The following year, revenue generated by the online gaming industry sat at USD 24 million. As cashless payment methods grow in prominence due in part to the pandemic, UnionDigital Bank sees an opportunity to empower Filipino gamers by providing more accessible financial solutions not limited to traditional deposit accounts and debit cards.


De Vera continued, “Nexplay opens opportunities for us to engage our country’s digital natives in platforms they are quite familiar with: games. This is particularly important if you consider the rise of play-to-earn gaming and content streaming in the Philippines,”


Nexplay, a Singapore-based company with Filipino leadership, is scaling its business in the Philippines. After reporting a 150% year-on-year revenue growth early this year, Nexplay is gearing up to develop its own Web3 IP in the digital gaming space. The premier Southeast Asian esports gaming brand brings a 250 million-strong built community of video game enthusiasts, young professional esports athletes, over 400 high profile content creators and a solid portfolio of more than 200 big brands and clients.


(L-R) Mike Garcia, Chief Finance Officer of UnionDigital Bank; Miguel Bernas, President and Co-Founder of NEXPLAY; Arvie De Vera, CEO and Co-founder of UnionDigital Bank; Gabriel Benito, CEO and Co-founder of NEXPLAY; Mike Singh, Chief Revenue and Lending Officer of UnionDigital Bank; Munmun Nath, Chief Marketing Officer of UnionDigital Bank; Boom Eufemio, Chief Community Officer of UnionDigital Bank

“For Nexplay, our mission has always been helping gamers succeed. Working with UnionDigital Bank will help crystallize this combined vision of making financial services more accessible to our massive gaming community, our fans, our teams and our talents to enrich their digital experience. Together, we are committed to encourage greater financial inclusion within the rapidly growing gaming community in the Philippines, especially the next-generation gamers.” shared Gabriel Paulo Benito, Co-founder and CEO of Nexplay.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Record Php 1 million prize pool at stake as teams battle it out at the Predator League 2022 Philippine Finals


Who will reign supreme in this year’s Predator League 2022 Philippine Finals? Predator is looking for the best Dota 2 and Valorant teams in the country. Witness epic battles and the crowning of the next Predator League champions.


The Predator League 2022 Philippine Finals will take center stage at the SM Mall of Asia Central Atrium on September 17-18. The qualifiers will begin on August 4 for Valorant (other dates are August 11 and August 18) and August 7 for Dota 2 (other qualifier dates are August 13 and August 20). The playoffs will be held on August 31 and September 1 for Valorant and August 29 and 30 for Dota 2.


At stake is the biggest prize pool yet of Php1 million!


The 1st place winner will receive Php200,000, the 2nd place Php100,000, the 3rd place Php75,000, the 4th place Php50,000. Qualifier winners will each receive Php25,000.


The Dota 2 winners will have the glory of representing the country in the Asia Pacific Predator League Grand Finals 2022.


TNC Predator, Wilhelm Uy - Senior Sales Manager Acer Consumer & Gaming Business, Jelo Paguntalan - Product Management Acer Consumer & Gaming Business, Ms. Sue Ong-Lim Acer General Manager, Marlon Marcelo 

After two years of lockdowns and travel restrictions, the Asia Pacific Predator League 2022 Grand Finals returns in person from November 11-13 in Japan. Qualified teams across 15 countries and territories will participate in the grand finals.


“We have seen so much growth and potential in the country’s esports landscape and that is what the Asia Pacific Predator League is all about. But more than that, we are very happy to see the stakeholders in esports hopeful about the future after two years of restrictions,” said Acer Philippines General Manager Sue Ong-Lim.


Since its inception and maiden run in 2018, Predator League has since expanded to include participants from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.


For more information and updates about the Predator League, visit .



Saturday, July 16, 2022

Top System Builders in the PH Launch GeForce RTX PCs and GeForce Esports PCs

In one grand event, top system builders in the country recently introduced several new GeForce RTX™ PCs and GeForce Esports PCs — purpose-built PCs powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs to deliver the ultimate experience for gamers and creators. PC Express and PC Worx are empowering consumers across the country with more choices to enjoy their gameplay and unleash their creativity. 

GeForce RTX PCs feature NVIDIA’s second-generation RTX platform, which delivers AI and ray-tracing technologies that are revolutionizing the way users play and create. NVIDIA RTX is the fastest and most advanced platform for bleeding-edge applications and games.

NVIDIA DLSS is a critically acclaimed, AI-powered tech that boosts performance without compromising image quality. NVIDIA DLSS is the only AI-powered super-resolution technology and is used in 200 games and applications where that AI advantage translates to game performance boosts of up to 2X.  Ray tracing simulates how light behaves in the real world to produce the most realistic and immersive graphics. NVIDIA RTX GPUs are equipped with specialized RT cores that perform ray-tracing operations with extraordinary efficiency   

GeForce Esports PCs offer gamers the highest frame rates and the lowest system latency in games like Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite, and Rainbow Six Siege. Gamers get the competitive edge with the ultra-low latency of NVIDIA Reflex, enabling faster target acquisitions and responses, and increasing aim precision through a suite of technologies built to reduce and measure system latency in top competitive games.

PC Express and PC Worx worked with NVIDIA to offer three system builder PCs with different configurations to meet gamers’ specific needs: “Overachievers” GeForce Esports PCs with GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs, “Competitive Player” GeForce RTX PCs with GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs, and “Total Domination” GeForce RTX PCs with GeForce RTX 3080 GPUs. These systems offer flexibility for consumers to choose the PC components matching their budget and performance expectations. 

Nvidia SB Press Event Speakers and Host

Empowering Local Brands to Offer World-Class Gaming PC Solutions


System builder PC partners collaborate with NVIDIA as part of a strategic approach to empowering local brands in delivering world-class computing solutions with ultimate performance to serve the needs of the PC ecosystem. 


Jesse Tan, VP for Sales & Marketing PC Express, said, “The GeForce RTX PCs we have assembled in collaboration with NVIDIA are suitable for the demands in the Philippines with accelerated digital transformation in many industries driven by the global health crisis. GeForce RTX PCs deliver the best-in-class computing and graphics for creators and gamers.”


Angelika Cruz, Marketing Manager of PC Worx, said, “Through this collaboration with NVIDIA, gamers and digital content creators only have to give a simple explanation of the specification they want when looking to buy or assemble their own PCs, after which they will be provided with a custom-built PC tailored to their needs.”


Cruz added, “We will help our users to get the best experience and flexibility with their PCs when it comes to creating videos, 3D graphics, and animation to expand and upgrade capacities in response to future demands.”


“Gamers and content creators are hungry for systems that are capable of delivering uncompromised experience for AAA games and creative applications, all of which demand significant GPU performance,” said Simon Tan, Consumer Business Lead, APAC South, NVIDIA. “GeForce RTX PCs and GeForce Esports PCs can enable consumers in the Philippines to experience the most realistic ray-traced graphics, cutting-edge new features, and the power of AI."


Available at NVIDIA GeForce Store on Lazada, (, NVIDIA GeForce Store on Shopee ( and all retail branches of PC Express ( and PCWorx ( nationwide.