MANILA, August 19, 2014 – Filipino and South Korean cagers had been pitted against each other in international basketball tournaments, especially in the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Asian Championships, where Korea thwarted the bid of the Filipino contingent to enter the World Cup several times.
That is, until last year when the Philippines demolished the Korean squad and secured the country’s spot in the FIBA World Championship this August.
To celebrate this arch rivalry between the two countries, LG Electronics presents a first of its kind basketball game in the Philippines dubbed the Asian Basketball Showdown.
In this historic event, LG will be bringing to the Philippines one of South Korea’s top basketball teams, the Changwon LG Sakers, to have a basketball match with the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) cagers Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.
The Asian Basketball Showdown is slated on September 9, 2014, Tuesday, 6:00 PM at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
South Korea vs. the Philippines
South Korea’s seasoned champions, the LG Sakers leads the attendance rankings in eight out of 10 seasons of the Korean Basketball League (KBL). It is the team supported by LG Electronics which is headquartered in the city of Changwon in Gyeongsang.
Playing against the LG Sakers and representing the Philippines in the Asian Basketball Showdown is one of the pioneering teams in PBA history—the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. Emerging as one of the most popular teams among Filipinos, the team currently holds eight PBA titles and has become one of the all-time fan favorites.
LG Electronics Philippines managing director Mr. Sung Woo Nam said, “This is history in the making. We are treating Filipinos to a one-of-a-kind opportunity to witness firsthand the excitement of watching Korean and Filipino cagers clash at the hard court.”
He continued, “LG, as a consumer-centric company, delivers experiences like this that make our consumers say – as conveyed by our mantra – Life’s Good.”
Basketball for all
The Philippines is a full-blooded basketball country, as such, LG is opening the event to interested individuals all for free. To get two (2) free tickets, simply register via the registration app in facebook.com/LGPhilippines or go to bit.ly/lgsakers.
Customers who buy any LG products are entitled to two (2) premium seats at the Patron section. After the purchase, consumers must register via the same Facebook App.
Attendees of the event will also get a chance to win the newest premium LG products including the simplest yet smartest LG G3, the young and pop LG G Pad—your launch pad, and the sleek, always on Android Wear LG G Watch.
For those who register via the Facebook app, claiming of tickets will be on September 9, 2014, 9:00 AM onwards at the LG Electronics booths located at the Red and Green gates of the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Those who avail of the free tickets must present the e-ticket and one valid ID, while the LG customers who register for Patron seats tickets must bring the sales invoice/official receipt of the product purchased, along with the e-ticket and one valid ID.
If the registrant will be giving the tickets to another person, the ticket receiver should bring an authorization letter from the registrant, along with the abovementioned documents.
Registration period is from August 20 to September 9, 2014. Claiming of tickets is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may vary depending on the availability of the seats.
Per DTI-FTEB SPD Permit No. 1782 Series of 2014.