December 18, 2020 - After a period of meticulous deliberation, AcadArena is finally ready to name the student organizations that have passed the first accreditation process and are now part of the Alliance Program.
AcadArena welcomes 28 student organizations, consisting of 10 pioneers as well as 18 new members to the program. These 28 organizations come from different regions in the Philippines from Luzon to Mindanao.
Newly-accredited AcadArena Program member student organizations
LG Esports - from Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU)
TUP GEAR - from Technological University of the Philippines (TUP)
Malayan Esports Club - from Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL)
Mapua Gaming Society - from Mapua University (MU)
Oblation Esports - from University of the Philippines - Diliman (UPD)
Valiant Esports Club - from Holy Angel University (HAU)
SAGE Esports - University of San Agustin (USA)
AdU Game - from Adamson University (AdU)
COMSSO - from University of the East - Manila (UE)
Golden Lions - from Central Philippine University (CPU)
ICON - from St. Louis University (SLU)
Varsity Club - from Philippine Normal University (PNU)
Ignis - from De La Salle University - Lipa (DLSU-L)
JPCS - from Far Eastern University - Alabang (FEU-A)
Romancon Gaming - from College of St. Benilde (CSB)
Mustang Esports - from STI-West Negros University (STI-WN)
SUSG - from Silliman University (SU)
WVSU Esports Organization - from Western Visayas State University (WVSU)
Tamaraws Esports Club - from Far Eastern University - Institute of Technology (FEU-IT)
USC Warriors Arena - from University of San Carlos (USC)
Haribons - from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM)
Pylon Esports - from Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)
Rektikano Esports - from University of St. La Salle (USL)
Titans Esports - from Liceo de Cagayan University (LDCU)
Jaguars - from University of the Cordilleras (UC)
Teletigers - from University of Santo Tomas (UST)
Viridis Arcus - from De La Salle University - Manila (DLSU-M)
Tamaraws FX - from Far Eastern University - Manila (FEU-M)
Paradigm Esports - from New Era University (NEU)
AcadArena Alliance has Org Development Gamified
Unifying different student organizations across the country into one umbrella program is a daunting task. AcadArena introduced a star-system to set a standard on how to gauge support and rewards for these different student initiatives.
All of the 28 student organizations are presented quests that they can do in order to unlock more perks and rewards.
“We’re like a student affairs office but for any student organization who wishes to do esports in our program,” Co-founder and Director of Student Programs, Ariane Lim, describes. “We want to emulate how schools approach education through extracurricular but with an esports twist.”
The perks received by the members vary based on their accreditation level. They are ranked as 1-Star, 2-Star, and 3-Star members. It’s possible for members to go down and up a level depending on their performance for the year.
“Our support per Alliance member goes up to the tens of thousands in pesos every year, sometimes every month. We want to make sure these resources are scaled and used wisely by the student leaders that can make a difference,” Ariane Lim adds.
Among the many perks enjoyed by members, 3-Star members have access to two special support services from AcadArena:
- Alliance Development Fund: An annual org fund worth PHP15,000 that organizations can tap into for projects, equipment, etc.
- Globe-AcadArena Esports Merit Scholarship Fund: Model students of 3-star Alliance organizations may apply for these two (2) categories to subsidize their tuition: (1) competitive merit scholar, (2) leadership merit scholar.
How do student orgs join?
The 2nd cycle is now open for aspiring student initiatives to be accredited by AcadArena. Interested applicants may go to www.acadarena.com/alliance and download the correct forms. Deadline of submission will be on January 30, 2021 at 8:00 PM UTC+8.
About Alliance Program
The AcadArena Alliance Program is AcadArena’s student org support system. Through this program, AcadArena seeds and accredits both unofficial and official student organizations in different campuses that can make an impact in their campus community. AcadArena gives them exclusive access to both educational and competitive content, as well as prizing, cash grants, and incentives to fund their projects.
AcadArena is the Philippines’ premiere campus esports program. Founded in 2019 by industry veterans, its competitive, community and educational programs engage over 300 schools each year. It is the strategic partner of Globe Telecom for campus esports and the regional partner for Twitch Student.