The Nationals is the Philippines' first and only franchise-based esports league. Three of the country's biggest games will be on feature in Year 1 – Dota 2 on PC, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang on Mobile, and Tekken 7 on PS4. The Nationals aims to be a platform where talents can be nurtured and players can be groomed into being world-class athletes.
"I have witnessed many athletes gleaming with skill and potential drop out of the scene because the infrastructure was not there to support them. There are so many external factors that prevent them from being the best that they can be. The Nationals wish to solve that problem. The goal is not only to support the athletes now, but also to help them achieve even bigger things in the future."
"The Nationals will be an important cornerstone in the new age of Philippine esports history. While having a league like this is in itself a massive undertaking, an even more daunting task is at hand - to be trailblazers to the new generation of gamers and to be a positive influence to the esports industry! I am excited to see what the Nationals will be able to create."