Smart launches PH& rsquo;s biggest Call of Duty: Mobile - Garena tourney

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. continues to support the local esports scene as it has launched Smart Play: Squad Up, the country’s biggest non-professional Call of Duty®: Mobile - Garena tournament......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardOct 26th, 2020

Smart launches Philippines biggest Call of Duty: Mobile – Garena tournament with Smart Play: Squad Up

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. continues to support the local esports scene as it has launched Smart Play: Squad Up, the country’s biggest non-professional Call of Duty®: Mobile – Garena tournament......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Rediscover Play and Esports at Home at the Biggest Gaming Convention in PH

The much-awaited Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) takes on a whole a new turn—from a completely on-ground event to a virtual one, now fully livestreamed online. PLDT Home, the country’s fastest fixed network, powers the biggest gaming convention in the country that will bring in the best esports and gaming experience virtually on Facebook from October 23 to 25.  The best of Philippine Esports and more! Die-hard Esports fans are in for an epic gaming weekend as six (6) different Esports tournaments take center stage at the ESGS Astra Arena, featuring the most popular competitive titles such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Dota 2, Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, VALORANT and Rainbow Six: Siege. Adding to the thrill is the presence of the very best pro-am teams which will battle head to head in a bid to win the competition’s top exciting prizes. The schedule of the competition is as follows: Legion Games Rainbow Six Siege Open Championship – Oct 23, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Call of Duty: Mobile Tournament – Oct 23, 2020; Legion Games Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Open Championship – Oct 24, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Dota 2 Tournament – Oct 24, 2020; Mountain Dew PUBG Mobile Tournament – Oct 25, 2020; PLDT Home Fibr VALORANT Tournament – Oct 25, 2020. In addition, something to look forward to during the event is the showcase of the latest up and coming video games from top developers – Blizzard, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Devolver Digital. The Taipei Game Show will likewise join in on the fun as they talk about their featured game titles. Other activities that esports fans can take part in include the ESGS Fan Hall for an exclusive fan experience; the ESGS Indie Fest-the home of indie games; and the ESGS launch pad for product launches.  PLDT Home also brings in exclusive fan meet and greet experience with the country’s top esports and gaming idols. Esports personalities Alodia Gosiengfiao and Dexie Diaz will have an exclusive meet and greet with lucky PLDT Home subscribers. PLDT Home also powers the much-awaited exhibition game match of professional esports team TNC Predator with lucky audience members. Philippines’ fastest fixed network As the leading digital services provider in the country, PLDT Home brings the country’s esports to the next level with its strongest internet connection for the home. PLDT Home Fibr remains the preferred internet connection for the multi-player and bandwidth intensive games as it can reach up to 1Gbps and enables equal upload and download speeds for a lag-free gaming experience. Now that more and more esports enthusiasts are starting to try their hand on online gaming and streaming at home, they need a reliable internet connection that can power up their games. Make sure to level up your gaming experience with PLDT Home Fibr Plan 2999 with speeds of up to 100 Mbps which is perfect for seamless Ultra HD streaming and uninterrupted online gaming on multiple devices. For ESGS 2020 updates and schedules, follow PLDT Home on Facebook (, Twitter and Instagram (@PLDTHome)......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Smart launches NBA.Smart portal to bring the live NBA games to Filipino fans

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is bringing the NBA closer to Filipino fans as it launches NBA.Smart, a portal that enables subscribers to watch live NBA TV starting July 31 - right from the very first tip-off at the Orlando bubble where the world’s best basketball resumes action.   .....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Theme Song “Party Legends” Launched

As Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) gears up to celebrate its global wide campaign 515, the most popular mobile MOBA game launches this year’s theme song ‘Party Legends’ during MLBB’s Music and Dance week. The theme song talks about the journey and the challenges being experienced by every MLBB player.  After introducing the song on MLBB’s official Facebook, Youtube and Spotify accounts, TV Personality Eric “Eruption” Tai aka FitGamer even releases a dance tutorial of the song and encourages every gamer in the country to post their own version while staying home during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). “We know that Filipinos love to sing and dance and we’re very happy and overwhelmed with the feedback and appreciation that we’re getting. We saw that the fans and celebrity streamers even started posting their own song and dance covers on their social media accounts. It only means that the lyrics of the song ring true to every MLBB gamer,” shares Hanqing Mei, Moonton Marketing Manager of Moonton, the game developer behind the massively popular game. Meanwhile, gamers can enjoy and participate in several ‘515’ activities Painting and Bottle of Truth Week (April 30-May 6) and Cosplay Week (May 7-May 14), where fans and cosplay enthusiasts can use their creativity while at home and create a costume based on their favorite MLBB heroes.  Fans and players are in for a treat and receive a free hero when they log-in on May 16. They can also collect materials for weekly check-ins in-game with the biggest check-in to win physical rewards like Airpods, Beats Solo, and Nintendo Switch. Winners will be raffled off during the finals of Community Hero: City Rival. Mobile Legends Bang Bang and Moonton is asking everyone to stay at home and for more info on Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, follow its official Facebook page. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2020

Amid lockdown, Call of Duty: Mobile gets esports tourney

Activision revealed the Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship 2020 Tournament, which will kick off on April 30 (May 1, Manila time) with the qualifiers and will run until May 24 (May 25 here)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2020

Smart Padala spreads financial services

Smart Padala by PayMaya, the country’s largest mobile domestic remittance network, is intensifying its push to provide more digital financial services to the countryside as it launches its flagship stores that act as “digital hubs” across the country.   .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 7th, 2020

Call of Duty Mobile hits 100 million downloads during launch week

MANILA, Philippines – Call of Duty Mobile is now claiming the title of "biggest mobile game launch in history," having accrued over 100 million downloads during its launch week. According to an October 8 post by analytics firm Sensor Tower , where the figure comes from, the record breaking number largely ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2019

USA opens basketball World Cup quest, undaunted by doubters

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) — Kemba Walker sees an irony in the notion that USA Basketball is vulnerable going into the World Cup. It might be new for the U.S. program. It isn’t that new for these U.S. players. The 12-man squad that makes its World Cup debut Sunday isn’t overpowering on paper. There’s a couple second-round picks in Joe Harris and Khris Middleton, a guard in Derrick White who had zero scholarship offers out of high school, and many who made the team weren’t prominent — or in many cases, even included — on USA Basketball’s wish list of players when the roster-building process started last year. Walker tried to say none of that matters. And then he explained why it probably should matter. “I think a lot of us have grown up with doubt coming into our careers,” Walker said. “It’s nothing new to us. That’s unnecessary at this point. Nobody really cares what people think. At the end of the day, we want to win. We have one goal: We want to win the gold medal. And we want to be here.” The quest begins for the U.S. with its group-play opener against the Czech Republic. If they make the medal round the Americans — looking for an unprecedented third consecutive men’s World Cup title — will play eight games in four cities over the next 15 days. The U.S. went 3-1 in its warmups for the World Cup, beating Spain by nine, Australia by 16 and Canada by 16. The Americans also lost to the Australians by four in Melbourne, the outcome in that stretch that obviously got the most attention and the first loss for a U.S. roster stocked with NBA players since Sept. 1, 2006. The loss doesn’t mean anything in terms of World Cup standings. But it was a very big wake-up call. “This is do-or-die now,” Harris said. “There is no more exhibitions, no more mulligans at it. We’ve talked about how important every single possession is in the FIBA game. You have 40 minutes of can’t turn the ball over, can’t make mental mistakes. Now it is 40 minutes of being locked in ... and we have enough depth on this team, on the roster, to play maximum effort whenever you’re on the court.” The FIBA world rankings still list the Americans as the No. 1 team in the world, by a fairly significant margin. But FIBA has also published an unofficial World Cup “power ranking” in recent weeks, one that has Serbia — which has made little secret of its belief that it can win the tourney — listed ahead of the U.S. going into the tournament. It apparently hasn’t been bulletin-board material for the Americans. “I don’t think about things like that,” U.S. coach Gregg Popovich said. “I didn’t know that, but it doesn’t really mean much.” For the record, the Serbians still want the U.S. considered the favorite. “I’m not thinking about the USA team,” Serbia coach Sasha Djordjevic said. “I do respect them. I do think they’re the biggest favorite. Nevertheless, they don’t have some of their players but they still have a great, great team with great players and a great coach.” The last World Cup was in 2014, when the Americans outscored opponents by 116 points in four warm-up games — as opposed to the 37-point margin in this year’s four friendlies. The closest game the U.S. played in that World Cup was 21 points, and the Americans beat Serbia by 37 in the gold medal game. There was no doubt from the outside five years ago. “The outside might have not given that to us in ’14, but I think as a competitor you always have a realistic respect for your opponent and you know that in a one-and-done tournament anything can happen,” said Mason Plumlee, the only returnee from that 2014 World Cup-winning squad. “So I felt that in ’14, I feel that now and that’s just what competition is.” The 2016 Olympics was the last competition for the national team, though there was some doubt at times in that run to gold in Rio de Janeiro. Half of the eight U.S. games in the Olympics were decided by 10 points or less. The U.S. won them all, including a pair of three-point decisions — one of them against Serbia. The Americans saw Serbia again in the gold-medal game and it was a rout, the U.S. winning by 30. “We obviously hear the noise,” said Harrison Barnes, the only member of that Olympic team who is on this World Cup roster. “But at the end of the day, we’re the ones that’s putting in the time, we’re the ones that have to live with the results and we’re the ones who have to come together as a team. I think that’s what’s most important.” Walker said the easiest way to silence doubters is simple — to win. “We’re the ones who took on this opportunity to play for our country and represent our country,” Walker said. “So who cares about the outside noise at this point?”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 1st, 2019

Sarah G headlines TNT& rsquo;s biggest online event this year

As a way of giving back and bringing “saya” to millions of its loyal subscribers, mobile services brand TNT is holding Saya Fest, its biggest online event this year headlined by no other than Popstar Royalty and TNT endorser Sarah Geronimo. The online event will be streamed on TNT’s Facebook Page on Nov. 21, Saturday, starting at 7:00 p.m......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Smart delivers best-rated broadband coverage, download speed, latency -umlaut

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), wireless arm of the country’s largest integrated telco PLDT, has again been cited for providing the best mobile internet service in the country, according to a crowdsourcing-based survey by an international internet testing organization......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 6th, 2020

Huawei Philippines launches Seeds for The Future 2020

HUAWEI Philippines has launched the 6th Seeds for the Future program, with over 60 students coming from 15 universities and Smart Sweep member schools joining the program this year. This is also the biggest delegation by far in the history of Huawei Seeds in the Philippines......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Mobile experience of Globe, Smart subscribers much better since 2018

The mobile networks of the country’s two largest telecom companies have significantly improved since the fourth quarter of 2018, according to independent mobile analytics firm Opensignal.  .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Smart completes Sun rebrand

A better mobile experience awaits Sun subscribers as Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), wireless arm of the country’s largest and only integrated telco PLDT, completes the rebrand of Sun Prepaid to Smart Prepaid......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

One-of-a-kind K-Pop fan experience

Gear up for one of the world’s largest K-Culture events as mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is bringing the KCON:TACT 2020 season 2 virtual festival to avid Filipino fans from Oct. 16 to 25......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Smart 5G powers PBA for PH& rsquo;s 1st 5G-powered sports broadcast

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is setting another milestone in mobile technology and innovations as it brings the country’s first 5g-powered sports broadcast in the Philippine Basketball Association All-Filipino Cup, which began last Sunday in Clark Freeport in Pampanga......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

Smart 5G powers PBA Bubble for country& rsquo;s first 5G-powered sports broadcast& nbsp;

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is setting another milestone in mobile technology and innovations as it brings the country’s first 5g-powered sports broadcast at the start of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Filipino Cup today (Oct. 11), in Clark Freeport in Pampanga. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Biggest local stars gather on virtual stage via tribute concert for teachers

Despite the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gabay Guro ensures that the Filipino teachers will be given tribute for all their hard work and sacrifices through PLDT Smart Foundation’s annual Gabay Guro Grand Gathering......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

Parent company takes over NTT Docomo in tender offer

Tokyo—Japan’s biggest mobile carrier NTT Docomo will be taken over by its parent company, government-backed Nippon Telegraph & Telephone, in a tender offer worth $40 billion, the two firms said Tuesday......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Turning PH into& nbsp; & lsquo;Smart& nbsp;5G country& rsquo;& nbsp;

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. has pushed ahead with the initial phase of its 5G commercial rollout as it becomes the first provider in the Philippines to fire up 5G sites in key cities in Visayas and Mindanao......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

Smart, Globe named among world& rsquo;s best improved in 4G, video& mdash;UK firm

Telecommunications giant Globe Telecom and Smart Communications are among the world’s top 30 “most improved” mobile operators in terms of video experience and fourth generation (4G) availability, according to a report by an independent mobile analytics company......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020