Smart Omega, the professional esports team supported by Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), is gearing up for the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M2 World Championships in January 2021 which will be held in Singapore.
“We’re definitely excited to represent the country, along with Bren Esports. This is the international stage, and we’re representing not just the Omega team, not just the brand, we’re representing our whole country. And it is a very big honor for us.”
– Anthony Dennis Senedrin, coach of the Smart Omega team
“We’ve practiced for almost 12 hours a day and watched previous game plays in order to prepare for this competition. We are thankful for the support of the PSC and Smart, win or lose.”
– Smart Omega’s Kenneth Gian Villa
Before their flight to Singapore, the Smart Omega esports athletes and coaching staff made their first-ever courtesy call with Philippines Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Butch Ramirez.
“After the Southeast Asian Games, I realized that esports has a tremendous impact in sports globally, and in the country. Philippine esports has a big potential to be at par with international esports, and we are very happy about the development.”
“I believe in the Filipino talent, and I salute Smart for supporting and taking this important role in sports development in the country. On behalf of the government, through the Philippine Sports Commission, I take pride and joy in supporting these young esports athletes. We hope that they achieve good things in Singapore.”
– PSC Chairman Ramirez
“We have over 43 million gamers in the Philippines, and we want to be able to boost this community. Smart, our parent firm PLDT, and the rest of the MVP Group, are fully behind sports development in the country because we believe that sports plays a vital role in nation-building.”
– Jude Michael H. Turcuato, FVP and Head of Sports at Smart
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Ram found his love and appreciation for writing in 2015 having started in the gaming and esports sphere for GG Network. He would then transition to focus more on the world of tech which has also began his journey into learning more about this world. That said though, he still has the mentality of "as long as it works" for his personal gadgets.