Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Smart rolls out online gaming platform Giga Arena

To celebrate the launch of online gaming platform Smart Giga Arena, Smart Communications hosted an exhibition match featuring local e-sports players and content creators in a “Mobile Legends: Bang Bang” game last March 9.

The Smart Dream Team

Pro e-sports team Smart Omega took on the Smart Dream Team, which was led by cosplayer and gamer Alodia Gosiengfiao, and included streamers and content creators Dexie Diaz, Ghostwrecker, Nix, and Pabbie Gaming.

The Dream Team started out hot and managed to outplay Omega in Game 1, scoring a surprising win as they applied pressure in a hard-fought battle that lasted a full 20 minutes. The Dream Team, all maxed out at level 15 and racking up more kills than Omega at 31-27, overwhelmed their opponents’ base and core at the end as a full team.

Being outdone by their opponents, Omega didn’t take that loss sitting down. They turned it up and came back with a blistering win in the second game, taking only around 12 minutes to put intense pressure on the Dream Team and clear out their base, clearing a path and keeping the team at bay while they took the core.

After tying the match at one game apiece, the pros followed that up by proving their mettle and professional pedigree in the third game. It was a competitive bout that lasted almost 20 minutes — Omega took it to the Dream Team’s base again. Although the Dream Team put up a good fight with a winnable clash at their core, Omega’s Kelra amazingly got in the hits needed to destroy the core and win the game in an unbelievable close and cardiac finish.

On top of the competitive three games between Smart Omega and the Dream Team, some viewers of the stream also came away with special Mobile Legends skins just by watching and registering to Smart GIGA Arena.

Smart subscribers who are also gamers and e-sports enthusiasts can enjoy the same kind of intense and exciting Mobile Legends action, as well as more of their favorite mobile games, on Smart’s GIGA Arena platform.

On Smart Giga Arena, subscribers can link up with their friends and play in tournaments to rank up and win cash prizes. They can also play arcade games, buy diamonds and other in-game currency, and watch footage and streams of events on the platform. GIGA Arena is the latest in Smart’s thrust to enable and support the fast-growing Philippine e-sports scene.


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