Ground Zero Esports Lounge, located in Xentro Mall, Antipolo aims to be the one-stop-shop for the gamer looking for a high-end gaming experience with premier amenities. Given the exponential rise of gaming and esports in the mainstream here in the Philippines, the need for spaces where gamers can congregate has also increased, and the local cybercafé industry needs to step up their game to keep up with the demands of their clientele. With impressive PC specs, wide-ranging dining options and an upscale ambiance, Ground Zero is the perfect hangout for gamers and non-gamers alike.
For the gamer looking for a break from battle, their families, friends, or more casual internet users, Ground Zero also provides an expansive menu with specialty gaming-themed dishes and drinks, complete from appetizers to desserts, cocktails and coffee. For those who prefer to watch rather than play, there are also 15 units of 55” TV’s streaming the most prestigious esports tournaments.
The names behind Ground Zero are also forerunners in the local cybercafé industry – Mr. Eric Redulfin, of TNC Cyber Café, says it best: “Gusto namin na magkaroon sila ng lugar na mapupuntahan ng magkakasama – yung mga gamers, yung mga pamilya nila, mga magulang, mga kaibigan. Dito pwedeng mag kita lahat, at may mahahanap silang ma-eenjoy nila.”
The venue’s 87 regular PC units are armed with cutting edge specs: Z730 Gigabyte motherboards, 8 th gen Intel i5 processors, NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPUs, 16GB of RAM at the price of 60php/hour. For those looking for an even better experience, the VIP areas are equipped with 10 Acer Predator G1’s with NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPUs at 80php/hour – all handily capable of running the latest triple-A games and today’s biggest competitive multi-player games without a sweat and at full HD, thanks to the Acer Predator XB241H monitors on all units.
The entire venue is equipped with 2,300 mpbs of internet as well, ensuring no connectivity issues and smooth, lag-free games and ultra-fast upload and download speeds, making it a perfect stomping grounds for passionate gamers looking to go pro, big groups looking for a place to hold their LAN Party, or even professionals that need the internet speed.
One of Ground Zero’s major objectives is to become an avenue that joins today’s gamers to yesterday’s roots, while simultaneously linking them to the people around them – their family, friends and the greater community, as the perfect place to gather and connect.