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LausGroup Eagles conquers APAC Steal Open Qualifiers, eyes US tourney next

LGC’s LausGroup Eagles to represent Asia Pacific in the NBA 2K League tournament sponsored by cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase

11 JULY 2022, CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga—The LausGroup Eagles, one of the country’s premier NBA 2K Leagues sponsored by Countryside Entertainment Inc., reigned supreme in the entire Asia Pacific (APAC) region after recently conquering the APAC Steal Open Qualifiers, sponsored by US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.

In the tournament that featured teams from Korea, Australia, and the Philippines—the team performed in dominating fashion by sweeping their opponents in the second round, and earning an impressive 3-1 victory in the finals – pulling in $2500 as champions.

The team, composed of Isaiah Vincent “LGE_ice”Alindada, Dominic “LGE_Domo”Penaflorida, and Paolo Jerald “LGE_Papa”Madronio, will represent APAC in the upcoming Coinbase NBA 2KL Steal Open in Indianapolis, Indiana this August where they will be up against 14 NBA 2KL teams and one amateur team from Europe participating in the said tournament.

Led by veteran coach Al Timajo and team manager Ian Seranilla, the Eagles are confident that their recent win will serve as a major milestone for online basketball gaming in the Philippines.

“The LausGroup Eagles are excited to represent the country and the entire Asia Pacific in the US tournament. This is a huge achievement for the team and we will do our best to continue raising the bar for Philippine esports,” Timajo said.

Paul Laus, President of Countryside Entertainment Inc., and the LausGroup Eagles, shared that this achievement shows that the team is a force to be reckoned with in online basketball not just in the Philippines, but in the whole of APAC.

“Based on the APAC qualifiers, our team’s hard work, long hours of training and commitment proved that Filipino e-athletes can go up against the bigger leagues on the global stage. I am really proud of what this team has accomplished, and we look forward to raising the bar of Philippine online basketball for the years to come,” Laus said.

Pampanga-based conglomerate LGC founded Countryside Entertainment, Inc. in 2015 as the pioneer organizer of NBA 2K Veterans League in the Philippines—the only professional online basketball tournament in the country. CEI organizes online basketball leagues and other games to develop local talents for competitive online sports, as part of its efforts to advance the Philippine esports industry.


About LausGroup of Companies


The LausGroup of Companies is a Pampanga-based conglomerate, spanning the industries of automotives, non-life insurance, media, food, and hospitality. Its flagship arm is the Laus Auto Group, which carries over 65 dealerships for industry-leading automotive brands, guided by its passion for cars and customer care. Sparked by the entrepreneurial vision of its founder Levy P. Laus, the LausGroup of Companies has over 40 years of experience in commercial acceleration and countryside development.

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