GAB Reveals Initial Resolution on Esports Events
Earlier today, GAB, through freelance content creator Ren Vitug, has made public its initial set of guidelines for regulating Philippine Esports.
Here is a quick rundown of the issues and points for those who can't read the document.
- GAB didn't modify its previous sports regulations.
- A main stage of a tournament with items or money exceeding P10,000 is equal to a professional tournament.
- Tournaments will require participants to have an esports license.
- The esports license is valid ONLY until the owner's next birthday.
- The esports license requires documents, a proof of membership from a reputable esports organization and certain fees, depending on who's applying (player, analyst, commentator, organizer).
- The permit fee for tournaments per day is P800.
- The GAB will receive 3% of REVENUE from TOURNAMENTS. THEY HAVEN'T DISCLOSED YET WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO USE IT.
- Licensed Filipino players must secure written authorization from the GAB to compete abroad.
- Said RULESET IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
- However, GAB is set to talk to stakeholders on a national scale in the coming months.
- As a result, one or more items of the resolution are subject to change.
Your thoughts on the matter?
EDIT: Language modified after discussions with WASD's legal team.
Earl Carlo "dreamslayer28" Guevarra is the head editor for Play on WASD. His work is forthcoming in CSGO2ASIA, Crossfire Stars and GAMURS.
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