Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas signed an executive order for the establishment of the Iloilo City Esports Committee (ICEC), for the purpose of pursuing the initiative of making the city an esports hub in the Philippines. The committee has been tasked with implementing a roadmap for this goal and appointing members to help achieve it.
ICEC, with ILO Esports, envisions Iloilo as a premiere esports hub in the country by 2023. This vision will be attained by executing the Iloilo Esports roadmap which aims to unify and align initiatives, projects, programs, and activities of various stakeholders to build a strong ecosystem in Iloilo.
ICEC will closely work with ILO Esports, the first government-backed and supported esports organization. ILO Esports will act on behalf of the committee to conduct the local tournaments, workshops, and other esports-related initiatives. ILO Esports will also assemble an all-Ilonggo team to play under the organization and represent Iloilo in several tournaments.
These initiatives can create a regional esports industry to provide job opportunities, provide a platform for national or even global partners to promote their products, services, or brands through local esports, and set an example for the rest of the cities in the country.
(All information was provided by SPIN)