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FIRST IN PH GAMING & ESPORTS: AcadArena Founders Enter Forbes 30 Under 30

May 28, 2022
Wrexler Bayani


AcadArena, your home for campus gamers in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, enters “Forbes 30 Under 30 in Asia” under the Consumer Technology category.

The company founders, Ariane Lim, 28 (co-CEO), Kevin Hoang, 29 (co-CEO), and Justin Banusing, 22 (COO) were featured in the list along with growing startups in Southeast Asia such as BreederDAO, BUD, Homebase, etc.

Our #NotJustPlay mission grows strong as we further expand our resources to help student gamers play in regional & international esports tournaments, connect with different schools to establish student organizations in their own campus, and to earn scholarships to fund their education.

"I've worked on almost every major official esports program with a sole mission to 'build what I wish I had in school'. That is the reason why AcadArena exists - to champion gaming culture to students across the world," says Kevin Hoang, 29 (AcadArena co-founder & CEO)

AcadArena is now the first Filipino tech startup in Esports & Gaming to achieve such feat.

Joining the roster of fellow Filipino-founded companies such as Carmina Bayombong (InvestED), Ryan Gerseva (Virtualahan), Rexy Josh Dorado (Kumu), and more.

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