As part of its thrust to bring the best mobile gaming experience to Filipinos, Smart and Shanghai-based international gaming developer MOONTON Games will continue its partnership as its official telco partner for all Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Pro League (MPL) Philippines tournaments in 2022.
The year’s partnership between Smart and MOONTON Games – which covers MPL-PH Season 9 on Feb. 18; Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup; MPL-PH Season 10 in August; and the M4 World Championship – marks half a decade of collaboration between the two companies, who share the same mission in cultivating the Filipinos’ passion for gaming through amazing experiences.
“Our partnership with MOONTON Games over the past five years has resulted in the tremendous growth of esports in the Philippines as well as the recognition of Filipino esports athletes in the global arena. As such, we embrace this opportunity to continue our collaboration and enabling our subscribers to enjoy the country’s most popular mobile game powered by the country’s fastest mobile network,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.
“We are glad to be partnering once again with Smart. We believe that our values and mission to grow the esports scene in the Philippines are aligned with them,” said Logan Shaw, Esports Country Head, MOONTON Games Philippines.
Smart’s partnership with MOONTON Games is set to kick off with MPL-PH Season 9 on Feb. 18. This season’s theme, ‘Lakas ng Pinas’ will showcase eight of the country’s best Mobile Legends: Bang Bang teams – Blacklist International, Bren Esports, ECHO Philippines, Nexplay EVOS, ONIC Philippines, RSG Philippines, Smart Omega and TNC Pro Team.
MPL-PH Season 9 – from regular season matchups all the way to the playoffs and finals – will be available to stream on Smart’s official Facebook page, enabling mobile gaming fans and enthusiasts to catch the matches on the go and root for their favorite ML teams. As a treat, Smart is also giving away special prizes to those watching the games.
As the country’s top esports patron, Smart also enables subscribers to pursue their passion for gaming with GIGA Games, a data pack that gives Smart and TNT subscribers 2 GB of data every day for seven days to access their favorite mobile games like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, plus 2 GB of open-access data for only P99.
Smart subscribers can register to GIGA Games via the GigaLife App, which is downloadable on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei Mobile Services. Subscribers can also avail of the offer by dialing *123# and choosing GIGA Games.
For more information on Smart’s esports events, follow its official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.