Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup is coming to the Philippines this 19 to 23 June 2019

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC), the region’s elite Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) tournais coming to Manila this June 19 to 23, 2019. Happening at the SMART Araneta Coliseum, MSC 2019 is going to be the biggest and most exciting MLBB esports event to take place in the Philippines. 

“MLBB fans here in the Philippines have shown great love for the game and the level of MLBB esports talent here is outstanding. In fact, MSC 2018’s 1st and 2nd place winners were both Filipino teams. It is only fitting for us to have MSC, the region’s most prestigious MLBB esports tournament, right here in Manila. At Moonton, we are proud to have created a game that has resonated well in the SEA region. Much of that success is thanks to the passion shown by our community here, so this one’s for you,” said JJ Lin, Esports Manager, Moonton.  

MSC 2019: Invited teams and format 
MSC will see a total of 12 invited teams from nine different Southeast Asian countries compete for the prestigious title of MSC Champion. Countries with their respective Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional Leagues (MPL) such as the Philippines, Indonesia and Myanmar will each send two teams, with the exception of Malaysia and Singapore which will send one team each. Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are hosting local qualifiers with the winning team from each country qualifying for MSC. 

To date, the confirmed teams invited to MSC 2019 are Onic Esports and Louvre Esports from Indonesia (1st and 2nd place winners at MPL-ID Season 3), as well as Malaysia’s Geek Fam and Singapore’s EVOS Esports SG (1st and 2nd place winners at MPL-MY/SG Season 3).  MSC 2019 will kick off with a group stage draw on 4 June 2019 where all participating teams will be drawn into four groups. Fans can catch this draw live on MLBB’s Facebook page. On 19 and 20 June, the group stage will take place to determine which teams get a spot in the upper bracket of the playoffs. The remaining teams will then face off in a play-in round to fight for the last four spots in the lower bracket of the playoffs. Both the play-in round and playoffs will happen on the big stage from June 21 to 23, 2019 at SMART Araneta Coliseum. 

“Besides being the main venue of the Philippines Basketball Association, The Big Dome has provided a stage for some truly historic events, such as the ‘Thrilla in Manila’ where boxing legend Muhammad Ali fought Joe Frazier in 1975. From sports to esports, we’re excited to bring the very first esports event to the iconic SMART Araneta Coliseum,” added Lin.     
The entire tournament including the group stages will be streamed live on Facebook at the official Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Facebook page. More information and details will be released there, so be sure to follow the page at https://www.facebook.com/MobileLegendsOnlinePH/.

About Mobile Legends: Bang Bang SEA Cup 

The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang SEA Cup (MSC) 2019 is the region’s most coveted, elite-level tournament where 12 qualifying teams from 9 countries battle to be crowned the best in Southeast Asia. Participating countries include the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Winners of the Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Myanmar are directly invited to MSC 2019, while teams representing the remaining countries are selected through national qualifiers. MSC 2019 in Manila has a total prize pool of US$120,000. It is supported by Legendary Sponsor Smart and presented by

Epson appoints Executive Officer Ando Munenori to head Epson Singapore,Thailand and Philippines

Tech brand Epson formally annoucned today the appointment of Ando Munenori as new Managing Director of Epson Singapore. Munenori will oversee Epson’s Southeast Asia region, and concurrently country manager for Epson Thailand and Epson Philippines. He is also concurrently holding the role of Executive Officer at Seiko Epson Corporation (herein referred to as SEC) Epson’s global headquarters in Japan.

Munenori is taking over from Mr. Tanaka Toshimitsu, who will be returning to a senior role in Sales Planning & Marcom Department in SEC. He was Head of SEC’s Sales & Marketing Division, where he was responsible for developing the sales infrastructure and strategy for all of Epson’s products globally.

Munenori has held multiple leadership positions in Asia and internationally, and brings a depth of understanding of the region and decades of management experience to his role. He took on the leadership role as President of Epson China from 2014 to 2017, where he led with its “technology plus localization” strategy, growing the business and increasing the company’s share in key markets including printers, projectors and robotics.

From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Ando was assigned to the Southeast Asia regional headquarters in Singapore, where he was in charge of market development for Epson’s printers and other information-related products.
Mr. Ando has also led the POS printer business in Europe from 1994 to 1998, where during which he successfully grew the POS printer business through the introduction of new technologies to bring the company to the No. 1 position.

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than US$10 billion. (global.epson.com/)

About Epson Singapore
Since 1982, Epson has developed a strong presence across major markets in Southeast Asia and South Asia. Led by the regional headquarters Epson Singapore, Epson’s business in Southeast Asia spans an extensive network of 11 countries with a comprehensive infrastructure of close to 500 service outlets, 7 Epson solution centres and 7 manufacturing facilities. (epson.com.sg/)

About Epson Philippines
Epson’s corporate presence in the Philippines commenced in 1998. It grew rapidly into a billion-peso company in a span of a few years from its establishment due to its client-oriented approach in its business management style by its dedicated and innovative staff members and officers. Epson Philippines has an extensive network of 77 Authorized Service Centers nationwide with more than 200 dealers and more than 800 shops across the Country. For more details, please visit our website (www.epson.com.ph) or our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonPhilippines).

For product inquiries and technical support, please contact Epson Customer Care at: Metro Manila: (02) 441-9030; Toll Free: 1-800-1069-37766 (PLDT), 1-800-3-0037766 (DIGITEL) or visit the Epson Customer Care website: http://customercare.epson.com.ph.

ACER Philippines kicks off premium back to school laptop sale offering

Looking for a great school deal, perhaps with your plans to buy a family computer or a laptop, then listen to what Acer Philippines is offering Filipinos for school season 2019 – 2010.

Acer Philippines is offering an irresistible back to school promotion with a complimentary Adidas voucher for every purchase of any eligible and registered laptops and desktops. 

Whether it is technology or fashion, millennials are always at the center of things. They know what’s hot and what’s not. Thanks to technology, the youth is always updated on style, trends, current events and anything viral. Technology is like a revolving door in that it changes so quickly that it’s difficult to keep up. But millennials are cool with that. They look at technology the way they look at trends and style. 

They enjoy it and understand its ever-changing nature. Young people use technology as part of their daily life. With the aid of powerful devices, connecting with family members, checking out trends, getting creative inspiration, streaming tutorials, doing school work, and even shopping online is now within an arm’s reach.

To keep up with the generation’s desire to be trendy, technology firm, Acer Philippines

welcomes the new school year with an irresistible back-to-school promo wherein students get complimentary Adidas vouchers for every purchase of any selected Acer products. With any Intel Core i3 or AMD Ryzen 3 powered Aspire Laptops and Desktops comes a P3,000 worth of complimentary Adidas vouchers. This Acer line scores some major points with its hardware combination of a powerful Ryzen 3 2200U APU, a fast SSD and 8 GB of dual-channel RAM. 

Meanwhile, buyers of Acer’s everyday productivity lines with huge boost in performance, Intel Core i5 and i7 or AMD Ryzen 5 or 7 powered Aspire Laptops and Desktops; and Aspire AIO, Nitro Laptops, will get P5,000 worth of Adidas vouchers.

Finally, Aspire desktops, the effective multitaskers that let you free your creativity with the demanding school tasks like video and photo editing comes with a P7,000 worth of Adidas vouchers.

“Acer is happy to offer the best of its products, including the Aspire and Nitro laptops, for this promotion. These top-of-the-line gadgets are every student’s perfect companions for the coming school year’s study sessions,” said Ms. Sue Ong-Lim, Acer Philippines’ Sales and Marketing Director.Vouchers can only be used on Adidas bags and/or shoes. Promo is from June 1 to July 15, 2019, but redemption of is within 60 days after the start of the issuance date. Bring your style back to school with Acer and Adidas!

For more information on the Promo, INSLASHOUT suggest visiting the official Acer Philippines Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/AcerPH or see flyers for details.

What is Acer? 

Founded in 1976, Acer is now one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a 

presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit 

http://www.acer.com for more information.

Sarah Geronimo: Celebrity Ambassador for iShopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale

 
Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announces Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo as their new brand ambassador in time for the Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, happening from June 3 to July 7. On June 1, Filipinos can stay tuned for the first-ever television commercial of Shopee with Sarah Geronimo. 

Martin Yu, Associate Director, Shopee Philippines, said, “We are very happy with how Shopee performed in 2019 and to ramp up our efforts, we are following this up with a big campaign featuring our new brand ambassador, Sarah Geronimo. We believe that Sarah’s approachable and bubbly personality is a perfect representation of the Shopee brand and we are thrilled to have her become part of the family. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale.”

Happening from June 3 to July 7, the Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale promises five weeks of unbeatable deals with up to 90% off from leading brands including P&G Hair, Huawei, Colourette, Colgate, Silverworks, Maybelline, Unilever Personal Care, Watsons, and Olay. Users can enjoy free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend on selected brands or categories daily as well as one million Lowest Price Deals, daily 100% cashback vouchers, and ₱1 Deals. 
Bigger and better surprises in store for users
 

Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale will feature 35 days of themed promotions happening from June 3 to July 7. Key highlights include:

● Category days such as TV, Audio, & Gaming Sale on June 28, Mobile Sale on June 30, and Korean Skincare Sale on July 4. 

● Mechanic days including:

○ Vouchers Sale on June 3, featuring seller, category, and sitewide vouchers up for grabs

○ Free Shipping Sale on June 4, featuring free shipping with ₱0 min spend across the platform

○ Flash Sale on June 12, with an upsized Flash session happening 10 times across 24 hours. 

● Super Brand Days from June 17 to June 21 featuring leading brands across categories including Huawei, Maybelline, Hanford, Unilever Homecare, and Unilever Personal Care.

● Exclusive deals from partners including BDO, Cebu Pacific, and the official store launch of iWant. 
For more information on the Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, please visit https://shopee.ph/m/double-double. 
Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Visit https://shopee.ph for more information.

Godzilla rules the big digital screen

In Review: Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Sci-Fi/Thriller)

Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Zhang Ziyi, Charles Dance, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Ken Watanabe, David Strathairn, Thomas Middleditch, Bradley Whitford, Natalie Pero, O’ Shea Jackson Jr, Aisha Hinds, Anthony Ramos, Akihiro Haga, Elizabeth Ludlow, Randal P. Havens Slim Khezri, Vince Foster

Director: Michael Dougherty

Godzilla may sound comic novelty, but for fans who have waited a lifetime to see this monster on the big screen the excitement is just massive. Godzilla: King of the Monsters brings just that – an exclusive big screen showdown between Godzilla and all the monsters fans would want to clash heavily on the big screen. It is a very basic plotting, but it is one smacking experience any Godzilla fan would dream seeing for the longest possible sequence rendered digitally. It is a violent spectacle, but everything comes treated in comic digital fashion. It is comparable to reading a comic book, only with pulse. Godzilla is huge in this feature film with a running time hitting almost three hours. But length of film, if you are into the big monster fight, seem short and fancy. It helps that Godzilla, despite Roland Emerich’s effort to re-shape the famed monster in 1998, in feature is the same bulgy fire breathing beast fans have never ceased loving for the longest time. But it gets better seeing the same beastly fight with more detailing digital design animating the massive size that occupies the big screen. It is one of key highlights fans will have a frield day trailing. Storyline loyally sweeps through what audience, those who have followed or seen previous Godzilla movies, primarily recall of the big beast’s serializing clashes with other alien titans out to destroy humanity. It is a lengthy ordeal watching this fuming plotting in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Godzilla lords the film’s clashing spectacle, and it is a star studded casting like previous Godzilla classics. Storyline took its form with much funfare as older, and more rickety, Godzilla screen adaptations. One thing certian, if you are cautious how film would pull through with far better digital effects, this Godzilla film reels with sailing fan expectations. It is predictable but that does not seem to bother once the movie settles out the big with every Godzilla forming monster clashes taking so much screen time. I think this shouldering phasing is what makes this Godzilla movie so much more enjoying taking for a weekend watch with friends. The creative effects deployed for Godzilla movie is sensational. It brings so much TV memory watching the monster while eating dinner, before the evening news taking screen cue. It is a lengthy screen affair with a pro-human monster, and there is more taking than what trailers would generally suggest for a catchy teaser. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is definitely a fan pleaser! It is exceptionally produced to glorify the best memories we have of the famed monster throughout the years it continues to mesmerize fans who could not seem to get enough of the bellied fire breathing monster.   

Fujifilm X-T30: The Little Giant of Digital Photography and Videography

The buzz is here. It has landed, and it is all because of FujiFilm’s non-stop digital camera innovations. 

Incredible things come in small packages, and taking exceptional photos and videos has never been easier (and lighter). True to its moniker, the Little Giant¸ the Fujifilm X-T30 is a light and chic powerhouse camera that produces superior image quality delivered with the company’s proprietary color reproduction technology at a more accessible price than ever before.

Equipped with amazing features such as a 425 point phase-detection AF system with approximately 100% Frame Coverage, Color Chrome effect and Sports Viewfinder, the Fujifilm X-T30 is the perfect companion for creative individuals with a passion for photography and videography. The epitome of balance between performance and style, this sleek camera takes your visual craft to the next level.

With the new Fujifilm X-T30, you can capture every picture-perfect moment with its supreme AF and continuous shooting performance. It also has powerful video recording features to step up your output. With its more advanced 4K/30P video functionality, it has the ability to record high resolution audio without requiring additional equipment and eye tracking functionality during video recording. 

To add to this, the Fujifilm X-T30 records in 6K (6240×3510) to produce stunning quality in 4K (3810×2160), and it supports the DCI format (17:9), which gives an even more cinematic look to your videos. Its Film Simulation modes can be applied not only when shooting stills but also while recording video, including the “ETERNA” motion picture simulator. Lastly, 4K/30P videos can be recorded at 4:20 8bit to an SD card. F-log recording and 4:2:2 10bit via the HDMI capabilities means the camera can record video suitable for more serious videographers. 

Plus, this little juggernaut weighs only 333g (excluding accessories, battery and memory card), making the Fujifilm X-T30 an exemplary and light partner in all your adventures.

“We, at Fujifilm, always want to take photography to new heights, and with the new Fujifilm X-T30, taking premium-quality content has never been so effortless and light, “ Marilen Catanghal, Senior Marketing Leader, Fujifilm Philippines said. “This Little Giant is definitely the next IT accessory for the photography hobbyist who want to invest in performance and style.”

Available in three sleek colors, namely Black, Silver and Charcoal Silver, the Fujifilm X-T30 inherited the popular exterior design features of its predecessor, the Fujifilm X-T20. It retails at PHP 52,990 (body only) while the package that comes with the XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS kit costs PHP75,990. The Fujifilm X-T30 is available at all Fujifilm authorized dealers nationwide.

Banal offers a grand production, storyline and casting upgrade to pop horror flick genres

by E. Lorete/ http://www.inslashout.wordpress.com / http://www.inslashout.blog.com

In Review: Banal (Horror / Thriller)
Cast: Bianca Umali, Miguel Tan Felix, Andrea Brillantes, Kim Last, and Taki Saito
Director: APT Films

Horror films, be as it may to viewers layering on Hollywood formulaic movies, can be difficult filmming. It is a painstaking challenge, both for pre and post production. But what is even more difficult, particularly Filipino horror flicks cascading with pop cinema, is seeding a creatively different storyline. While that may sound ridiculously impossible taking, the horror thriller Banal (sacred) did manage to overcome what outing suspense thriller have lost baking with s reen trending films, including filmmakers working to craft their signature storyline treatment. Featuring practically newbies pop names, Banal comes off sweetly with a teasing thrilller pitching folklore story shortie. It is a teen film that practically picks up thinking tab from where Shake, Rattle and Roll failed to do just that…roll! Faring on detailing cameraworks, along with playful breeze with shadow lighting, Banal’s shaping thrill heats up with funfare shock. It sends an eerie jolting screen buffet minus the bloody body count boost. That makes a tremendous difference for a weekend movie featuring a bunch of celebrity millenials with solid social media followings. Storyline is plainly Hollywood but production standard suggest a critical understanding of technical skills, including screenplay delivered with playing tension. Horror jolts, regardless how redudndant they can be, requires timing and great acting approach to fill up a thrilling scene. Banal has no problem delivering that rather challenging spectacle, along with cast that delivered a notable acting character with audience attachment. Banal sets its drawing thriller plotting outside the box, taking audience to a dark spot that spoils whatever imagination kids have of the mysterioys unknown. It is what keep Banal kill thrill up the the spike – and it is delivered with teasing illusion of what everyone fears of the unknown. Take that chilling experience in the middle of a freaky forested mountain, and then a young casting filled with curiousity, then you got yoyrself a spiking horror thriller worth your weekend chill. Banal, with its fairly millenial tipping flare for teen adventure thrill, is a carefully detailed horror movie that is enjoyable watching with your family, your friends after a stressful working office week. While it is generally bombing taking a fresh cast doing classic horror roles, Regsl Film’s core talents Bianca Umali, Miguel Tan Felix and Andrea Brillantes showed a keen grasp of their challenging moody character teen roles. Banal took its pop storyline cue from a dreaded mountaineer’s trail tale that sit well with teen pranks that can be dangerous taken with face value neglected. Banal is a fancy horror thriller that would surely elicit a funfilled theater watch before the summer vacation finally bids goodbye!