Smart and MOONTON Games strengthen their ties as they team up once again for Season 8 of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Philippines (MPL-PH), the country’s largest mobile esports league starting on August 27.
As the official telco partner of the MPL-PH Season 8, Smart will enable fans to watch the action-packed MPL-PH Season 8 matches on Smart’s Facebook page. Fans can also expect exciting promos, skin giveaways, exclusive updates, and freebies.
Eight teams are set to duke it out in a round-robin format for a shot at the championship. These teams include Blacklist International, Ben Esports, Onic PH, RSG PH, Echo Philippines (Formerly Aura PH), Nexplay Evos (Formerly Nexplay Esports), TNC Pro Team (Formerly Work Auster Force), and Smart Omega.
Prior to MPL-PH Season 8, Smart and MOONTON Games teamed up for the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) in June, where two Filipino teams, Execration and Blacklist International – rose to the top with the former securing the championship, edging out 10 of the best teams from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Smart and MOONTON Games have also partnered for the previous MPL-PH seasons and made strategic collaborations to delight mobile gamers and fans since half a decade ago, betting on a bright future for mobile games and esports.
Country’s biggest esports supporter
“We are very happy to partner with MOONTON once again for another exciting season of MPL-PH. We go as far back as 2016 and together, we’ve seen the tremendous growth of Mobile Legends and esports in our country, turning from just a hobby to a legitimate sports whose viewership and fandom now compare to big sports events like basketball and volleyball. We have also witnessed how Filipino esports athletes developed and made their mark not just here but also in the international arena.”
“As we strengthen our partnership, you can rely on Smart to continue providing a platform that enables gamers and esports fans to pursue their passions and chase their dreams – powered by the country’s fastest mobile data network as well as the fastest and most reliable 5G network,”
– Lloyd Manaloto, FVP/Group Head, Corporate Marketing & Strategy at Smart
Smart has proven its strong commitment and support to the Philippine esports community by partnering with game creators and esports tournament organizers here and abroad, delighting subscribers with exclusive offers, and actively playing a role in the Philippine Esports Organization (PESO), the official National Sports Association that governs and develops esports for the over 43 million gamers in the industry.
Earlier this year, Smart also launched its Double GIGA Games promo, which gives Smart and TNT subscribers 2GB of data every day for seven days plus 2GB of open-access data for only PhP99.
Smart subscribers can register to Double GIGA Games via the GigaLife App, which is downloadable on both the App Store for Apple users and via Google Play, as well as the Huawei AppGallery. Subscribers can also avail of the offer by dailing *123# and choosing DOUBLE GIGA.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.