OCZ Picks Up Their First Filipino Professional Gamers With Cebu’s Best Starcraft 2 Team, CUBE!
Cebu City, Philippines – Team CUBE, arguably the best gaming team outside of Metro Manila, lands their first major corporate sponsor with OCZ!
The sponsorship came just at the nick of time for both sides of the agreement as 3 of CUBE’s best contenders are preparing to take on the best Starcraft 2 gamers the Philippines has to offer for the 2012 Pinoy Gaming Festival (PGF) to be held at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila.
With the sponsorship, CUBE has now become OCZCube composed of the following line-up:
OCZCubeCMD (Joseph Rendon) – Zerg & Manager
OCZCubeBy (Byron Bongon) – Zerg Ace Player
OCZCubeDione (Leonell Labayan)– Team Captain / Zerg
OCZCubePayAso (Chuck Yannik Calibo)– Terran
OCZCubeRixilius (Roland Jacob Patalinjug) - Protoss
OCZCubePhase (Coi Palacios) – Zerg
OCZCubeMeMing (Lemuel Jovellar) – Protoss & Coach + PR Manager
Sponsorship talks came shortly after an impressive performance by CUBE in the recently concluded International E-Sports Federation (IeSF) Philippine National Qualifier held in Cebu last August 25-26, 2012 at the SM City Cebu North Atrium where the team fought valiantly against the best pro-gamers in the country. OCZCubeBy ended up 3rd after BenqMskiJabi was able to get his revenge on the former for defeating him in the winner’s bracket. OCZCubeDione placed 4th after a gruelling win against MSIEvoGTDane. OCZCubeRixxi on the other hand took down MskiPobbes to secure 5th place.
Aside from OCZ, Cube’s Starcraft 2 team is also being supported by other minor sponsors including Pyroworks, JTP XtremeTech, and OnlineMarketingPhilippines.
Founded in 2002, San Jose, California-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. has built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a dominant player in the manufacturing and distribution of solid state drives (SSDs), a disruptive, game-changing technology that is replacing traditional rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). SSDs are faster, more reliable, run cooler, and use significantly less power than the HDDs used in the majority of computers today. In addition to SSD technology, OCZ also offers high performance components for computing devices and systems, including enterprise class power management products and industrial power accessories
CUBE SC2 is composed of the best Starcraft Brood War and Starcraft 2 players in Cebu with gamers like CubeBy having been the Philippine representative for Brood War for 4 consecutive years up until the game was phased out in the World Cyber Games (WCG) line-up.
For more information, one can contact OCZCube on their FaceBook page here: https://www.facebook.com/TeamCubeSC2