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GAB Signs Resolution On Esports Event Guidelines

Any tournament with at least P10,000 in prize pool will require licenses

Maouie Reyes

The following Resolution from the Games and Amusements Board was originally posted by Ren Vitug here.

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  • The GAB is applying its pre-existing sports regulations to esports.
  • Any tournament with a prize pool or equivalent value of item prizes exceeding P10,000 will be considered professional.
  • Professional tournaments will require all participants to have an esports license.
  • The esports license requires, among other standard license requirements, a certificate of membership or letter of endorsement from an accredited esports organization, drug test results for THC and Methamphetamine, and a fee (P800 for players).
  • The esports license is valid until the owner's next birthday. This is a policy that was implemented last year, before the GAB's recognizing of esports.
  • Tournaments are required to have a GAB-issued permit to operate. The permit fee per day is P800.
  • The GAB will receive 3% of the event's gross gate receipts and income from media rights, alongside copies of the event's Printer's Affidavit for tickets, coverage contracts, and report of tickets sold.
  • Licensed Filipino players must secure written authorization from the GAB to compete abroad.
  • The GAB is open to future discussions and amendments.

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