Smart GIGA Arena, Officially Launched! The First All-in-One eSports Platform For Filipino Mobile Gamers!

Taking a huge step in enabling Filipinos to pursue their passion for mobile gaming, the Philippines' leading mobile network Smart Communications Inc. recently launched Smart GIGA Arena, the country's first all-in-one esports platform that aims to make total esports experience accessible to Filipino mobile gamers.

Open to all Smart and TNT subscribers, Smart GIGA Arena lets users team up and match up with fellow players to compete in daily, weekly, and monthly tournaments on for prestige and even cash prizes. Registration on the platform started on March 9, 2022.

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At launch, GIGA Arena will feature four popular mobile games in the country, namely, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Call of Duty Mobile (CODM), and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBGM).

On top of enabling users to compete in live tournaments, the all-in-one platform also comes with intuitive features that allow Pinoy mobile gamers to create tournaments, stream live competitions, play arcade games, purchase e-load, and conveniently link their e-wallet to secure their tournament winnings via GigaPay with PayMaya, among others.

Powering the platform, Smart has partnered with global esports company LEET Entertainment. Smart also marks its five years of partnership with mobile game developer Moonton as it includes Mobile Legends: Bang Bang among its featured mobile games.

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Training Ground for Greatness

With the goal of being an effective training ground for greatness, Smart GIGA Arena was launched amidst the rise in the number of Filipino mobile gamers who want to level up their skills and enhance their gameplay.

According to Ms. Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart, "Through GIGA Arena, we are giving mobile gamers a venue to showcase their skills and talents, which many of them devote time and effort to hone. This is aligned with our commitment to enable our subscribers to pursue their passions and live the Giga Life."

She added, "We have designed GIGA Arena to be as dynamic as the esports scene, so our subscribers can expect more innovative features aimed at delivering the best mobile gaming experience."

To access Smart GIGA Arena, subscribers simply need to visit on their web browser and create an account using their own Smart or TNT mobile number. To join ongoing tournaments, users need to use ‘tickets' that they can earn and accumulate each time they register to GIGA Games data promos.

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Enhanced Smart GIGA Games Promos

In line with the launch of GIGA Arena, Smart has also announced its enhanced GIGA Games promos, which now include data for PUBGM, on top of Mobile Legends and Facebook Gaming.

Smart Prepaid and TNT subscribers can conveniently register to GIGA Games promos via the GigaLife App that's available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei Mobile Services. Customers may also avail of GIGA Games by dialing *123# USSD code.

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Smart is a Proud Patron of eSports in Philippines

Smart Giga Arena is the latest in the company's efforts to provide the best mobile gaming experiences to Filipinos through innovative services, strategic partnerships with leading game creators and tournament organizers, and network improvements and rollouts across the Philippines.

Several leagues that Smart has supported over the years include The Nationals, the country’s first franchise-based esports league; all-female esports league Liga Adarna; and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Pro League tournaments, as well as many other esports programs and tournaments from the grassroots to the professional levels.

Smart Communications has also been a big supporter of Sibol, the Philippine national esports team, its very own PLDT-Smart Omega esports team, and many other esports players and mobile gaming content creators. Smart is likewise a founding and active member of the Philippine Esports Organization (PESO), the country’s National Sports Association for E-Sports.

Smart 5G is the Philippines’ Fastest

GIGA Arena is powered by Smart, the fastest 5G network in the Philippines as recognized and confirmed by Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband data intelligence.

In 2021, Ookla declared Smart as the country’s fastest 5G mobile network and the winner of its Speedtest Awards for Q3-Q4 of that year with a Speed Score of 201.95, compared to its closest competitor that posted a Speed Score of 116.08.

As the worthy winner of this award, Smart posted a median download speed of 218.82 Mbps and a median upload speed of 22.46 Mbps. Its closest competitor, on the other hand, posted a median download speed of 116.92 Mbps and a median upload speed of 10.81 Mbps.

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