Oppo’s first Esports event, Game On! Cup was initiated to complement the release of the Oppo A96.

What a way to promote a gaming-centric phone, through a small tournament

Oppo initiated their first e-sports event called Game On! Cup. The game presented at this event is the Filipino favourite, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. The event was held in SM Mall of Asia Main Center Atrium. Several e-sports teams joined as they battled out from the semi-finals all the way to the finals. It started back last June 2.

The semi-finals match started with the best-of-three between AP 2.0 and Click ESports. AP 2.0 won the semi-finals with the score reading 2-1. This was followed by a 2-1 victory from Galador Knights against K Signs Gaming.

The defeating teams (K Signs Gaming and Click Esports) battled it out for the best-of-three bronze title where the former team claimed victory.

This just leaves us to K Signs against AP 2.0 battling it out for the Championship title. Before that, MPL-PH two-time champions as well as Oppo’s ambassador for the A96, Blacklist International, have made a guest appearance. The team trained both AP 2.0 and Galador Knights as they prepare for the ultimate battle.

The finals involved the two teams battling first to get five points. It was an excitingly close match but ultimately, AP 2.0 has been crowned the winner of Oppo’s first esports event. The final score was 3-2. Not only have they won but each member of the team received a specially-designed Oppo A96 at their disposal, and the entire team received a cash prize worth Php50,000.

There were several attendees during the event too. Blacklist International played games within the community as well as a meet and greet. Truly an opportunity that only happens once in a blue moon

The event was held in order to help promote the launching of the Oppo A96. And honestly, I couldn’t think of a better way to market a phone touted for gaming than this. So, what is the phone like?

With a price of Php 15,999 what do you get? Well for starters the phone has a 6.59in. FHD+ (2412x1080px) IPS LCD screen with 90Hz refresh rate. In addition, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset combined with 8GB RAM (+5GB expandable virtual RAM) and 256GB internal storage. Furthermore, the latter is expandable via MicroSD card.

It also has Oppo’s 33W SuperVOOC fast charging tech enabled that powers the 5000mAh battery inside. This, according to Oppo, should help gamers play all-day, all-night long. It boots with ColorOS 11.1 based on Android 11.

In terms of cameras, the phone uses a 50MP primary camera complemented by a 2mp depth sensor. It has a 16mp punch-hole front camera as well.

It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well as 4G LTE services, Bluetooth 5.0, and Dual-band Wi-Fi. It has a headphone jack to connect earphones. It comes in eye-catching colours: Starry Black and Pearl Pink. The latter has a gradient pattern to it and helps it stand out from other dull-coloured phones.

It is available on Lazada, Shopee, and Oppo’s TikTok Shop. To reiterate, the phone costs Php 15,999.


  • 6.59in. FHD+ (2412x1080px) IPS LCD, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (8nm)
    • 50mp (main), f/1.8, 77° FOV, 1080p@30fps video
    • 2mp (depth), f/2.4
    • FRONT: 16mp, f/2.0
  • 5000mAh, 33W fast charging
  • ColorOS 11.1 based on Android 11
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, Dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB-C, 3.5mm jack
  • Starry Black, Pearl Pink
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