Ms Rungthip Charusiripipat, Managing Director - Entertainment & Content Partnership, said, "Today, AIS eSports is partnering with The Pokemon Company from Japan to host 5G eSports Open Thailand 2022: Pokemon Unite, the first Pokemon Unite tournament in Thailand. Pokemon fans now have the opportunity to showcase their potential, as we welcome a number of new faces to the top gamers of Thai eSports. This game has a huge number of fans in Thailand with Pokemon fans making over 1,000,000 downloads. In Thailand, there is a trend of great interest in mobile games in the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) genre, which feature planning in real time. Both partners also have the sincere intention to develop Thai ecosystems for eSports and be a hub supporting the growth of a community for gamers, giving them the space to hone their skills and enhance their capabilities. For these reasons, we joined forces to host an official tournament, which will be the biggest ever game of Pokemon Unite in Thailand."
Pokemon Unite was developed by The Pokemon Company in Japan as a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game planned in real time. It has been exceptionally popular in Thailand with over 1,000,000 downloads. Meanwhile on 21 July 2022 it is the first birthday of Pokemon Unite.
As a result, AIS 5G eSports Open Thailand 2022: Pokemon Unite is the biggest ever eSports Pokemon Unite tournament in Thailand. It is open to gamers aged 15-35 playing as teams of five. Entry is free and there are prizes worth over 600,000 THB, as well as many other exclusive privileges obtained through Item Codes, and many other premiums from The Pokemon Company. To support gamers on the AIS network, they can apply for the internet package of Maomao Game Package which includes Pokemon Unite with no extra internet charge.
Pokemon Gamers can apply at https://bit.ly/3PkbM5Y or Facebook AIS eSports Tournament from today until 10 September 2022, with the tournament kicking off on 16 September 2022.
"Hosting this Pokemon Unite tournament underlines the commitment of AIS eSports to develop the professional ecosystems required by eSports in Thailand. There are clear opportunities for this game as it attracts many more players. Pokemon Unite has international-level tournaments in its future. When that day arrives, Thailand will have its representatives ready for the competition. We are confident that this tournament will be a great first step for future eSports undertakings in Thailand. Our goal remains focused on building up Thai eSports communities to grow in the future, in line with the growth of the eSports industry, and Thailand's digital economy," concluded Rungthip.