METRO MANILA – JULY 6. Last July 6, thousands of gamers from all over the country flocked to the World Trade Center in Pasay City, Philippines to be part of the biggest and grandest e-Sports event of the year, Level Up! Live 2013. Now on its eighth year, Level Up! Live still sets the standard for online gaming events, as it treated the online gaming community to its biggest party yet, filled to the brim with surprises and delivered world-class online gaming action.

The venue was wall-to-wall with online gaming tournaments, with no less than nine national crowns at stake. The culminating finals for Ragnarok Philippine Championships, RAN “RANbulan”, Cabal Champions of Nevareth, Grand Chase Digmaan, Eligium Galgaron Battle Arena, Point Blank National Bakbakan, Perfect World Phoenix Council Wars, Rohan Bloodwars and Assault Fire Live Masters Cup were fought over by the best and the brightest online gaming warriors.

The last teams standing won cash prizes, rare and powerful in-game items and the bragging rights that come with being a champion at Level Up! Live. A total of over PHP 1,000,000 in cash prizes was given away to the champions and runners-up.

A first for Level Up! Live was the Level Up! Live Grand Prix, a series of all-day online game tournaments where hundreds of competitive gamers were also given a taste of what it’s like to compete in a prestigious event like Level Up! Live. The winners went home with a minor tournament crown and exclusive in-game items for their team.

Level Up! Live didn’t just celebrate gamers’ skills in-game, it also celebrated their real world beauty and talents. The crowd was wowed with colorful costumes during the Cosplay and Headgear competitions, and fans cheered for the fairest maidens of gaming at the Ms. Level Up! Live 2013 pageant.

Karen Bordador, ranked 95th in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women, and Rhianna Floresca, winner of Animax’s Ani-mate competition, also graced the event.

The biggest online gaming party of the year was kept rockin’ with awesome performances by Arci Muñoz and her band Philia and legendary Pinoy rock band, Razorback, who closed the show with an explosive performance befitting of the spectacle that is Level Up! Live!

Level Up! Live 2013 was organized by the first and leading online game publisher in the Philippines, Level Up!; and in partnership with PC Express, PLDT MyDSL, Razer,, Samsung, Fatboy’s Pizza, Gonuts Donuts, Highlands Coffee, Netopia, 99.5 Play FM, TV5 and Animax.

Relive the excitement and memories of Level Up! Live 2013 by browsing through the official Level Up! Live Facebook page ( and by visiting the Level Up! official website at

Level Up! is a trademark of Level Up Inc. under license to Playweb Games Inc. Playweb Games Inc. is the publisher and operator of all game titles and services under the Level Up! brand in the Philippines.