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Impetus 2017 launched last year, pitting together the best teams of the eight UAAP schools in Metro Manila. This year, as the herald for the main Impetus 2018 tournament, UP Gaming Guild presented Duel: Road to Impetus 2018. The Grand Prize of this precursor tournament is a Bo1 skirmish against OG. OG’s new lineup will be playing against the amateur team, featuring the return of ana and the coming of Topson.
Despite their position as an underdog, FEU will be coming full force against OG in their match. They were able to beat the defending champions of last year’s tournament, UST Kangkong, in the finals of Duel’s qualifiers, after all. Even if the showmatch is meant to be for fun, FEU shouldn’t be easily counted out of the equation against OG.
OG and FEU will battle online tomorrow at 7pm. WomboxCombo will cast the action in their official Twitch channel.
Impetus is the first intercollegiate esports tournament organized by a student organization for UAAP schools. Last year’s tournament saw UST win against Ateneo de Manila in the Grand Finals. The tournament aims to bring together the UAAP schools in friendly competition. The organizers also hope to gain the recognition of the mainstream audience for esports. Impetus 2018 will be coming after Duel later on this year.
Organizing grassroots gaming events
The University of the Philippines Gaming Guild is a student organization founded in 2013 with the aim to build a community of student gamers. Aside from esports events, UPGG promotes gaming as a whole through their educational discussions and creative content. They also advocate for responsible and sociable gaming. UPGG encourages students from other schools to organize as well, hoping that Impetus will bridge their vision to like-minded students in different universities.