Cabal Domination – 11th Anniversary of Cabal Philippines – Part 1


Got the invitation from the management board of PlayPark by early of April. I was too much eager to visit Philippines again for attending the 11th anniversary of Cabal Philippines. All I can remember about Philippines that they had a huge, strong and united Cabal Community ever all over the world.

Buckle up and Fly

It wasn’t a pleasant flight for me this year, I had to flight from the place where I’m working, transited at Singapore for more than 3 hours then flew to Philippines. The whole journey took me more than 14 hours.

14 hours journey drained my energy…

Arrival

I arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at around 2PM (GMT +8) June 21st. As discussed with PlayPark management team, CM Summer would pick me up at the airport. I had no clue that how would she look like. Just went out of the immigration counter, picked my luggage and CM Summer was already there with Fenix.

Right after they picked me up, they brought me to the PlayPark head office. Here, I got chance to meet other influencers. We had a meeting together on the schedule of the event, all were excited to discuss on the topic.

With Cabal PH influencers

At the end of the day, together, we had a dinner, tried to discuss some more on the tasks during the event. Together, we wanted to try our best for the event, because we all know how was it important to us, to the Cabal Community!

Preparation!

Just like last year, I tried to be at the SM Skydome on the night before. At 00:00 AM of June 23rd, everything were still under construction state. At this corner, people were trying to prepare the guild booths; at another corner, others were hanging banners, fixing light system, sound system… All were in rush, but they did with all of their heart, carefully and enthusiastically, just because their heart beat with the same pulse, towards the event, towards the Cabal PH Community!

SM Skydome at 0:12 AM June 23rd

I tried to go back and forth, capture the different angles of the preparation, but tried not to disturb them; because we all knew that, it was too much late!

SM Skydome at 2:06 AM June 23rd

Beat the Heat!

At 8:00 AM, I got into the Dome, collected my wristband from organiser so I could get in and out of the Dome easier.

I knew that Cabalista were hyped, over-excited and ready at all time to get inside the Dome. Decided to check out for the queue, at 9:00 AM, under the 35*C heat of Quezon City, the queue was long long long… I decided to run along the queue til the end!

Queue was extremely long!

As per unofficial source, last year we had thousands of Cabalistas, no idea about this year; but I could tell you, it wouldn’t be lesser than last year!

// End of Part 1; To be continued


The blog entry was written based on my subjective view as a Cabal player, as a Community Manager for my own blog and as an invited guest of the program. This is multi-post entry, it will be spanned into 3 posts:

Lots of photos were uploaded into this Album on my Facebook page. Check it out, and if you find yourself or your buddies, tag them all!

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Cabal Domination – 11th Anniversary of Cabal Philippines – Part 3


This is the 3nd post of the series: Cabal Domination – 11th Anniversary of Cabal Philippines. You can also refer to Part 1 and Part 2.

Domination!

The whole Skydome was DOMINATED by Cabalistas, who came from different places all over the Philippines, or even me – as a foreigner!

I found GM Kiel, sitting at a corner of the stage, scrolling up and down on his phone with the checklist and program flow, ensuring every single thing to be OK as expected.

I’m not sure if my interpretation is correct or not, but I think that the event is Domination is for lots of reasons, one among them is: Domination can be read as Do-mi-nation or Do-my-nation, meant Do it, my nation! Because they know them all that, here we are all together, the whole nation! And together we can overcome all obstacle, heading to the success!

My own thought…

Full of activities!

Lots of activities were held along the event, such as Cosplay contest, Alz-o-Kahon, Mr. & Ms. Nevareth… and more. Luckily, I had chance to participate in 2 events. I prepared 30 different questions for the Alz-o-Kahon game, as I remembered, last year players could pass the 6th question and 9th question for this year. Quite impressive!

Not like the Alz-o-Kahon, which I stayed behind the scene as the question composer; for Mr. & Ms. Nevareth, PlayPark team invited me to be one of 3 judges. I was too much proud and overexcited to be there as judges and even along with Mr. Apol.

Samuel Diana won the title of Mr. Nevareth with a wise answer that, if he won the title of Cabal ambassador, he would try his best to ensure that player would be much more happier with the game. Because he understood that, being an ambassador himself meant he would be the bridge, that connect the PlayPark management team with players!

Ella Park won the title of Ms. Nevareth with her extraordinary confidence and talent! She said, she was very happy as she won the title. As the ambassadress, she would try her best to promote

Mr. Wormy dominated the STAGE!

Once again, I got back to the stage, with the support from hosts, I had around 20 minutes on the stage with all Cabalistas! Sharing my own experience to be there in Philippines, experience regarding the community of Cabal PH, and giving out giveaway; all are now still here in my heart, in my mind.

Last words

I really do appreciate the love from Cabalistas here in Philippines, and also all over the world. We came from different places, with different origins, here we all pour our hearts into the Cabal, to prove that: Together, we can overcome all obstacle to reach the pinnacle! I just quote again my sentence last year:

Because, in our hearts, we have a place for CABAL, it can be small, it can be big. But it will be there, will be something that make us proudly to say: I love CABAL.

Mr. Wormy / 26th June 2018

Thank you, PlayPark team for inviting me again for attending the event. I hope that I would have chance again to attend the 12th, 13th and even 20th anniversary of Cabal PH!

Thank you, Mr. Apol, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Kim (GM. Kiel) and Princess (CM Summer) for spending your precious time for me, supporting me during my trip to Philippines.

Thank you, Angel (dandiely) for being a bridge linking me with this chance (not for the first time, she did the same last year!). Still I haven’t got chance to talk with you much!

Thank you ESTGames for developing a wonder game, a wonder world that can connect us together.

All over, thank you all Cabalistas, Cabalers, Nevarethians, or whatever it is, without you, players, we wouldn’t be able to make these things happen!

Thank you! Yes YOU, no one else, for reading this series, to join the ambiance, to get the feeling of being a Cabalista for celebrating 11th Anniversary of Cabal Philippines!

Mr. Wormy / Trung Nguyen Tri


The blog entry was written based on my subjective view as a Cabal player, as a Community Manager for my own blog and as an invited guest of the program. This is multi-post entry, it will be spanned into 3 posts:

Lots of photos were uploaded into this Album on my Facebook page. Check it out, and if you find yourself or your buddies, tag them all!

Cabal Domination – 11th Anniversary of Cabal Philippines – Part 2


This is the 2nd post of the series: Cabal Domination – 11th Anniversary of Cabal Philippines. You can also refer to Part 1 and Part 3.

Open!

At around 9:30 AM, the gate was opened, all Cabalistas rushed in the Dome, each player will get a Door Prize ticket which will be used later for raffle and also for redeeming gifts. All Cabalistas without any hustling, queuing up and getting into the Dome.

At the other corner, Cabalistas were trying to practice for the 5vs5 Carnage final match. I had chance to take picture of them while doing last-minute checkup, right before the incoming match.

Some final touches

Last but not least, PlayPark staff prepared the merchandise booth, with various of things, from extremely cute plush Cabal characters to pillows, lanyard, ballers, T-shirt and more! Had a small chat with Mr. Ryan, he said: “AC is now better right? We experienced the heat from last anniversary, so we already informed SM to arrange extra AC and fans for cooling down the Dome.” and then with a slightly smile, he helped his staff, carrying pillows crossing the Dome.

It was already 10:45 AM, I decided to leave the Dome, went out to check the queue. I found Mr. Apol, standing there observing the queue, with the teary eyes of happiness, because after 11 years, still he and his team were doing good!

Looking down, we saw the queue kept building up, thousands… I did some little chat with them, some came far far away from different island, some were just right from Quezon City or Manila, but all of them were now in the same place, the Nevareth Continent, heading towards the Cabal Domination event…

As mentioned previously, PlayPark gave Door Prize for all of Cabalistas who attended the event, at around 10:50 AM, the Registration Booths were still filled up with lots of people. Crossing by the Registration area, I found Infinity and Dandiely and also CM Summer. All were very much busy for some last final touches, right before the opening at 11:00 AM.

11:00 AM, the event was official started! After the short warming-up welcome from hosts, Mr. Apol took the stage and delivered the opening speech.

// End of Part 2; To be continued


The blog entry was written based on my subjective view as a Cabal player, as a Community Manager for my own blog and as an invited guest of the program. This is multi-post entry, it will be spanned into 3 posts:

Lots of photos were uploaded into this Album on my Facebook page. Check it out, and if you find yourself or your buddies, tag them all!