Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Abraham Tolentino has welcomed the Philippine Esports Organization (PESO) as associate member shortly after its proclamation as the official National Sports Association (NSA) for esports on the Philippines.
“I personally welcome the PESO as an Associate Member of the Philippine Olympic Committee after successfully complying with all the requisites for membership and gaining approval from the POC General Assembly last August 29, 2020,” said POC President Mr. Abraham Tolentino in a statement.
“Esports is undoubtedly the current rage with millions of active participants worldwide. And the fact that many Filipino exponents of the game have distinguished themselves as top performers in the sport, gives us reason to feel encouraged and proud,” he added.
Call for unity and support
Tolentino also encouraged all stakeholders of Philippine esports to unite and support PESO as it fulfills its role as the official Nationals Sports Association (NSA) for esports in the Philippines.
“I urge the practitioners of the sport to rally around the PESO NSA in order to forge a united and formidable front in international competitions. I congratulate the men and women behind PESO and exhort them to continue the winning ways that their Team Sibol displayed in the last SEA Games, which they dominated. With the legitimacy afforded by their membership in the International Esports Federation (IESF) and now in the POC, I have no doubt the Philippines can look forward to more stellar performances from Esports in the near future.