Athletic prowess and technological innovation were on full display once again as close to 800 young athletes competed for court supremacy at the Taiwan Excellence 3×3 Hoop Challenge 2019.
Taiwan Excellence, an award-giving body that recognizes only the best Taiwanese brands and products, mounted the tournament anew to find the best up and coming Filipino talents.
“We want this to be an avenue to inspire young Filipinos to always strive to reach their very best, in the same way Taiwan Excellence pushes its brands to always innovate and upgrade,” said Chun Tse Wu, director of the Strategic Marketing Department of Taiwan External Trade Development Council.
Expanded into two age-based divisions – 16 – 18-year-old and 19-year-old and up – this year’s tournament boasted a whopping total of 192 teams amounting to 768 players altogether.
After the rigorous qualifying rounds completed a week ago, the action reached its climax at the finals round featuring the top 8 players per division battling it out against each other at the SM Megamall Event Center last June 29 – 30.
To provide some much-needed inspiration, the brother duo of UP Fighting Maroons’ Kobe and Imus Bandera’s Andre Paras also took part in the action.
Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone
Apart from the fiery competition, the event also showcased an array of award-winning products from proudly Taiwanese brands.
“The products from Taiwan Excellence are made to comply with our strictest standards, making sure they elevate the quality of life of every consumer worldwide,” said Wu.
Wu added that all Taiwan Excellence awardees must satisfy stringent criteria in terms of design, quality, marketing, R&D, and lastly, it should be made in Taiwan. With such high standards, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is now recognized in 102 countries.
A total of 11 brands exhibited some of their best products. Spread across the Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone, Filipinos were able to get up close and personal with the brands and products.
For the tech-savvy Filipinos, ZYXEL showcased the Multy U which provides seamless home WiFi connection. INWIN also displayed powerful gaming gadgets that prove why they are at the top of their game.
Sports brands also did not disappoint. BEKER showed off its water-proof music player for swimmers. JOHNSON FITNESS offered several fitness machines that adapt to everyone’s lifestyle. Meanwhile, sportswear manufacturer U.CR+ displayed their intelligent and adaptive clothing technology.
Sprucing up homes everywhere, Taiwan Excellence also has a host of products that make the everyday truly excellent. FECA has a line of reliable suction cup solutions for homes. DEPARTURE has their sturdy travel bags for the family. TOKUYA displayed exquisite massage machines for that perfect rest and relaxation session. And lastly, ANNIE’S WAY offered everyone a perfect pampering with their selection of effective skincare products.
As for those always on-the-go, KYMCO and their tough motorcycles were on display as well as urban-ready foldable bicycles of TERN. In fact, the Paras brothers found these smart mobility products great additions to their active everyday life.
“Moving around the busy Metro is now more rewarding with the bikes from Tern,” said Kobe. Meanwhile, eyeing the motorcycles, Andre praised the brand saying that “even at first glance, you know you have a dependable companion with Kymco.”
From health and lifestyle to electronics, the top-notch products of Taiwan Excellence prove they can help one improve the many facets of everyday life.
To catch more of Taiwan Excellence, they have several events lined up that will surely excite more Filipinos. For e-gamers, the Taiwan Excellence E-sports Cup will be held in Manila on October 4-6. They will also join the Internet-of-Things Business Platform at Marriott Manila taking place July 24-25, as well as the Taiwan Expo in Davao happening this November 8-9.