Wireless operator Smart Communications has announced that it is mounting the Philippine Clash 2015, the biggest Clash of Clans (COC) tournament in the country, with over P2 million worth of prizes ? the largest prize pool in a local mobile gaming competition to date.
A big hit all over the world, COC is one the many mobile games which Smart Prepaid subscribers may enjoy with the carrier?s Entertainment Bundle.
To mount the nationwide competition, Smart is teaming up with the country?s biggest names in gaming, including the Philippine eSports Organization, Inquirer eSports, SM Cyberzone, and the Philippine Clash of Clans Battleground ? the biggest online community of COC players in the country.
?The COC phenomenon has hit the Philippines big time, with Filipinos from all walks of life bonding together to form clans and compete every chance they get ? on the train, while stuck in traffic, or when they are just relaxing at home. It is just about time we put together the country?s biggest COC tournament and provide a venue for players and fans alike to showcase their skills in the spirit of friendly competition,? said Mellissa Limcaoco, head of Smart?s Innovation and Product Development Group.
?This is very much a part of our push to elevate gaming into a form of competitive sports, extolling good values like discipline and teamwork in a fun-filled arena,? she added.
Open to all Smart Prepaid, Postpaid and Smart Bro subscribers, the competition will feature several elimination legs in key cities all over the country, including Baguio, Batangas, Cebu, Davao, and Metro Manila before culminating in one big final clash in October.
Aside from the competition, the COC legs will feature exciting activities for fans such as tutorials, games and meet-and-greet with the COC community.
Smart has also invited representatives of Supercell, the Finland-based developer of the game, as well as popular COC YouTube personalities like Chief Pat and Galadon, to grace the tournament.
Since its launch in 2012, COC has gripped millions all over the world for its stunning graphics and exciting gameplay. In the game, each player takes the role of a village chief tasked to expand his territory and train his troops. Through strategic use of resources, each player has to defend his ground and wage epic battles with other online players in a race for trophies, loot and prestige.
COC also allows players to form their own clans with their friends to compete with other clans. Each victory allows players to take home gold, elixir and gems, which they can use to level up their fortress and army.
Smart has introduced Direct Carrier Billing on Google Play, allowing Filipino COC players nationwide to buy gems conveniently using their prepaid load or charge their purchases to their postpaid account.
The full mechanics of the competition and details of the event will be unveiled soon, and interested teams may visit the tournament?s official site or follow Smart?s official accounts on Facebook and Twitter for updates.