Current Events March 13, 2023
Smart GIGA Arena, the country’s first all-in-one esports platform, is celebrating its first anniversary with a one million-strong gaming community through a month-long esports extravaganza.
Open exclusively to Smart and TNT customers, Smart GIGA Arena is an esports platform that lets users match up with fellow players to compete in daily, weekly, and monthly tournaments for prestige and cash prizes.
As a way of giving back and thanking its growing community of hardcore players, casual gamers, and aspiring esports professionals, Smart GIGA Arena’s first-year celebration kicks off with the Anniversary Tournament Cup, which will pit the best teams against each other for the lion’s share of the Php 50,000 prize pool.
The tournament will feature today’s top games, including Mobile Legends: Bang-Bang (MLBB), Call of Duty Mobile (CODM), League of Legends: Wild Rift, and Player’s Unknown BattleGrounds (PUBG).
Interested teams and players may register for the Anniversary Tournament Cup at gigaarena.smart.
As part of the celebration, Smart GIGA Arena will also launch the ‘GACHAPON’ weekend, which will give users a chance to win FREE GIGA Arena tickets as well as MLBB skins and diamonds.
Moreover, to welcome new users to the Community, Smart GIGA Arena will give out one FREE GIGA Arena ticket to newly registered users, which they can use to join any tournament.
Lastly, team captains can now pay for their members whenever they register for the tournaments to make team tournament registrations easier.
Since its launch last year, Smart GIGA Arena has hit a milestone with 1 million users through exciting tournaments that empowered gamers to level up their gameplay.
In 2022, Smart GIGA Arena launched Street League Tournament, an MLBB tournament for amateur teams to showcase their skills and talents.
The tournament champion, Gamelab, has found more success as they rose through the ranks and became a powerhouse in the latest tournament of MOONTON Games, MLBB Developmental League (MDL).
Throughout the past year, the esports platform was also able to launch a total of 543 games in both solo and team categories and gave away a total prize pool of Php 1.6 million.
Smart GIGA Arena users can expect more tournaments and bigger prizes as the platform continues to cater to the needs of Filipino gamers nationwide.
Smart GIGA Arena is part of Smart’s long-standing support for Philippine esports to cultivate Filipino gamers’ passion, skill, and talent.
Aside from live tournaments, Smart GIGA Arena has features that allow mobile gamers to set up tournaments, stream live competitions, play arcade games, purchase e-load, and conveniently link their e-wallet to secure their tournament winnings via GigaPay with Maya, among others.
Smart also supports gamers with relevant data offers and services, such as the enhanced GIGA Games, a data-packed offer that enables Filipinos to play their favorite games.
Subscribers can register to GIGA Games by logging into the GigaLife App or mobile wallet apps, dialing *123#, or heading to the nearest sari-sari store.
Filipino gamers can live more today and enjoy leveled-up gaming experiences powered by Smart, the Philippines’ Fastest and Best mobile network, according to Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband intelligence.
Smart advocates safer online spaces, especially within the Philippine gaming community, alongside its support for esports.
As part of this advocacy, Smart and its parent company PLDT have launched a program consisting of conversations on internet safety among gaming industry experts and advocates through Better Today PH.
In compliance with the SIM Registration Law, Smart encourages all its subscribers to register their SIM at the Smart SIM Registration Portal.
Learn more about how Smart enables subscribers to level up their gameplay by visiting the Smart Giga Games website.