Smart launches Giga Arena: an esports platform

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has launched GIGA Arena, the country's first all-in-one esports platform, with the goal of bringing the whole esports experience to Filipino mobile gamers' fingertips.

GIGA Arena, which is available to all Smart and TNT customers, allows users to team up with other gamers to compete in daily, weekly, and monthly tournaments for prestige and cash awards on gigaarena.smart. The registration period begins on March 9th.

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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Call of Duty Mobile (CODM), and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile are among the four most popular mobile games in the country at the time of its launch (PUBGM).

Apart from allowing users to compete in live tournaments, the all-in-one platform also includes innovative features that allow mobile gamers to create tournaments, stream live competitions, play arcade games, buy e-load, and securely link their e-wallet to secure tournament winnings via GigaPay with PayMaya, among other things.

Smart has joined with LEET Entertainment, a worldwide esports organization, to power the platform. Smart also celebrates its five-year cooperation with Moonton by featuring Mobile Legends: Bang Bang among its featured mobile games.

Training Ground to Greatness

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GIGA Arena, which is envisioned as a training ground for greatness, arrives at a time when the number of Filipino mobile gamers who desire to improve their abilities and gaming is on the rise.

"Through GIGA Arena, we're providing a platform for mobile gamers to exhibit their abilities and talents, which many of them have worked hard to develop." This is in line with Smart's goal to allowing subscribers to pursue their hobbies and live the Giga Life, according to Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business.

"We built GIGA Arena to be as dynamic as the esports landscape," she continued, "so our members can expect additional new features geared at providing the finest mobile gaming experience."

Enhanced GIGA Games

Smart has also revealed the upgraded GIGA Games, which now contains data for PUBGM in addition to Mobile Legends and Facebook Gaming, just in time for the debut of GIGA Arena.

The GigaLife App, which is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei Mobile Services, allows Smart and TNT subscribers to easily register for GIGA Games. Customers can also call *123# to get GIGA Games.

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Patron of Philippine Esports

Smart's efforts to provide Filipinos with the finest mobile gaming experience have included innovative services, strategic partnerships with leading game producers and tournament organizers, as well as network improvements and rollouts around the country.

The Nationals, the country's first franchise-based esports league; Liga Adarna, an all-female esports league; and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Pro League tournaments, among many other esports programs and tournaments from the grassroots to the pro levels, are among the leagues Smart has supported over the years.

Smart has also backed Sibol, the Philippines' national esports team, as well as its own PLDT-Smart Omega esports squad and a slew of other esports players and mobile gaming content developers. Smart is also a founder member of the Philippine Esports Organization (PESO), the country's National Sports Association for E-Sports, and an active member of the organization.
 

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