Smart LiveStream App Presents FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), a global partner of FIBA, continues to serve premier basketball action to Filipino fans through the Smart LiveStream App. The app will feature the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers campaign of Gilas Pilipinas, making it easily accessible to subscribers of all networks.

Available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, the Smart LiveStream App enables basketball enthusiasts to watch and support the country's men's national basketball team with convenience.

Dwight Ramos Gilas Pilipinas
Dwight Ramos resumes Gilas duties. Catch the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers live this February on Smart LiveStream.

Gilas Pilipinas, grouped with New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Chinese Taipei in Group B, will engage in home-away matches starting from February 22 against Hong Kong (8 pm) and February 25 against Chinese Taipei (7:30 pm).

This February schedule marks the initial of six windows for the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers, wherein the top two teams from each of the six groups will progress to the 2025 Asia Cup in Qatar.

Under the leadership of Tim Cone, the most successful coach in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Gilas aims to leverage team continuity to advance in the qualifiers. Cone previously led the core team to the Philippines' first Asian Games gold in 61 years.

Cone's Gilas 12 comprises notable players such as June Mar Fajardo, Scottie Thompson, Dwight Ramos, Kai Sotto, CJ Perez, Chris Newsome, Calvin Oftana, Jamie Malonzo, Kevin Quiambao, Carl Tamayo, AJ Edu, and naturalized player Justin Brownlee.

Kristine A. Go, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart shared, "Coming off our successful hosting of the FIBA World Cup 2023, we want to continue empowering all Filipino fans to watch and support Gilas, powered by Smart’s world-class mobile network."

Justin Brownlee Gilas PIlipinas
Justin Brownlee back in Gilas uniform vs Hong Kong on February 22 and Chinese Taipei on February 25, 2024 for the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers

Supporters can also purchase tickets for Gilas' February 25 match against Chinese Taipei at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City, in addition to cheering from the stands or tuning in online via the Smart LiveStream App.

Jude H. Turcuato, FVP and Head of Sports at PLDT and Smart noted, "Whether you’re cheering from the stands or supporting online via the Smart LiveStream App, we want to enable everyone to rally behind Gilas as they carry our flag on the world stage once again."

Aside from FIBA games, the Smart LiveStream App provides access to various live sports events, including the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), the ongoing National Basketball Training Center (NBTC), the recent Manila Hustle, and Pokemon Unite Asia Champions League.

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