During the launching of The Ultimate All-Star Face Off Master Game Face Challenge 2014 held at Treston Int’l. College Gym in Taguig, we asked former Ateneo Blue Eagles and SEA Games team captain and current Rain or Shine player Chris Tiu and current Gilas Pilipinas player and PBA defensive play legend Marc Pingris of what they think of their first-five team members and what they’re going to do to outdo their rivals. Chris said to us, “My challenge for my team members is to go hard to win the game. To try to win the game because Marc and I have a personal history and I need to get even with the score.” (RELATED: Big guy Marc Pingris forever thankful for his first endorsement and you’ll never guessed what he said next!)
“That’s true, I have to encourage my team to play hard and with their talent, we are able to gel. We will gonna bring it on,” Chris added.
Under the helm of Chris are UAAP basketball stars Jeron Teng (DLSU), Chris Newsome (ADMU), Kevin Ferrer (UST) and Mike Tolomia (FEU), while current Gilas Pilipinas player and PBAdefensive play legend Marc Pingris is also set to lead UAAP stars Andre Paras (UP), Jeoffrey Javillonar (NU), Jericho Cruz (ADU) and Roi Sumang (UE). His team will also include professional basketball players and selected collegiate players. Fans of Marc Pingris’ team can show their support online by using the hashtag #MasterGameFaceMarc and fans of Chris can use#MasterGameFaceChris online.
His team is expected to include other top players from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and from the PBA.
“As the no. 1 male face care, male facial wash and face cleanser brand in the country, it is natural for us to come up with an activity featuring the no. 1 sport – basketball. We are proud to invite fans to the Araneta Center on June 21 for the Master Game Face All-Star Basketball Challenge, where Master ambassadors Chris Tiu and Marc Pingris will battle for an epic showdown with their respective squads of top collegiate hoops players and all-star players from the Gilas team and professional basketball groups. It will be a good venue to showcase how top Filipino basketball players put their oil-free game faces on with Master Oil Control Max Facial Wash,” said Unilever’s Male Grooming Brand Manager Jonathan Pua.
Along with the unveiling of the starting five players, Master also announced the launch of an online app for basketball fans to vote from a selection of all-star players from the professional league to join Team Chris and Team Marc. Fans can vote by logging on tofacebook.com/MasterPhilippines and by clicking on the Master Game Face application. The online voting will begin on April 24 and the complete team rosters will be announced on a special draft to be held on May 31.
“We’re also counting on the fans to help us build the teams by voting for their choice players through the Master Game Face voting app. Lucky fans who will vote for the correct and final set of players will win tickets to the all-star match, as well as special basketball merchandise,” said Pua.
Follow Master on Twitter and Instagram @MasterGameFace to find out the latest about Master products and about the Master Game Face Challenge.
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