It is stars versus fans in “Star Magic Game Zone,” the latest fundraising activity of ABS-CBN and the ABS-CBN Foundation for the benefit of survivors of Super Typhoon Odette.
From March 30 to April 8, Star Magic artists will play the popular Mobile Legends (ML) game against five of their fans while they encourage people to donate any amount to provide home repair kits to families whose homes were destroyed during the typhoon.
“Star Magic Game Zone,” which is done in partnership with gaming and Esports company LuponWXC and MOONTON Games, international gaming developer of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, kicked off the action with host MYX VJ Ai Dela Cruz and shoutcaster Lanna last March 30 featuring breakthrough artists Markus Paterson, Anthony Jennings, Gello Marquez, and Esnyr Ranollo, who clinched a win in their best-of-three against fans.
They also announced the return of Star Magic All Star Games on May 22 as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the country’s biggest talent management and development agency. Here, Kapamilya celebrities will battle in the sports of volleyball, badminton, and golf, while the “It’s Showtime” family will play a basketball game against the Star Magic Dream Team.
Meanwhile, Team Girl Power of Gillian Vicencio, Heaven Peralejo, Vivoree Esclito, and Elha Nympha lit up Day 2 of “Star Magic Game Zone” with their awesome play with host Karen Bordador and shoutcaster Honeyglazee. Like in Day 1, the stars were also game for dares like showing their latest photo on their phone, singing a song request, or answering a question from fans whenever they lose a game or when donations reached a certain amount.
While they were having fun during play, the artists turned serious as they asked viewers to donate what they can to the “Tulong-Tulong sa Pag-Ahon: Isang Daan sa Pagtutulungan” campaign.
“Let’s have an open heart and help our fellow Kapamilyas, our kababayans na affected by Typhoon Odette. Anything, any piece of love, any donation, any gift that you can give will be greatly appreciated,” said Markus.
Aside from the donors, Gillian also thanked the fans and the gamers they were able to play with during the stream, which can be viewed on the FYE Channel and Star Magic Phils on kumu, ABS-CBN Facebook page, ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube Channel, iWantTFC, and SKYcable ch. 955 and SD ch. 155.
“Maraming-maraming salamat po sa lahat po ng nagbigay ng donasyon at nanood sa amin ngayong araw na ito. Talagang marami po tayong matutulungan dahil po sa mga ibinigay ninyo. At sa mga nakalaro po namin ngayon, maraming maraming salamat sa inyo for playing a good game with us.”
Also showing their good hearts and gaming prowess in the past nights were Cole, Gia, Amy, Frances, and Klaryle of MNL48 and Akira and JL of BGYO, and Zaijian Jaranilla, Isaiah Dela Cruz, Seth Fedelin, Luis Vera Perez, and Russu Laurente. Next up are Anji Salvacion, Shanaia Gomez, and Albie Casiño, Tan Roncal and Ashley Del Mundo, Kaori Oinuma and JC Alcantara, Tristan Ramirez, Anthony Castillo, Luis Gragera, JM Dela Cerna, and Neil Murillo, and iDolls (Matty and Enzo) and JM Yosures.
As of Monday (April 4), the ABS-CBN Foundations has delivered 584 home repair kits while 207,649 families have received food packs since Super Typhoon Odette devastated parts of Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao last year. Total cash donations is already at P104,850,000 while in-kind donations have reached P16,450,000.
Aside from sending virtual gifts, stars, or stickers during “Star Magic Game Zone,” Kapamilyas can also help by availing Tulong Vouchers on Lazada and Shopee that will be added to funds for home repair kits and by supporting the upcoming Metro Benefit Sale. For more information on how to donate, visit the website of ABS-CBN Foundation and its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. This campaign is under ABS-CBN Foundation DSWD Authority/Solicitation Permit, DSWD-SB-SP-00026-21, valid nationwide until May 28, 2022.