Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) launched GIGA Arena, an all-in-one esports platform that aims to bring total esports experience to the fingertips of Filipino mobile gamers.
Open to all Smart and TNT customers, GIGA Arena lets users match up with fellow players to compete in daily, weekly, and monthly tournaments on gigaarena.smart. Registration starts on March 9.
For its launch, GIGA Arena features the four most popular mobile games in the country “Mobile Legends: Bang Bang,” “League of Legends: Wild Rift,” “Call of Duty Mobile (CODM),” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBGM).”
GIGA Arena also comes with features that allow mobile gamers to set up tournaments, stream live competitions, play arcade games, purchase e-load, and link their e-wallet to secure their tournament winnings via GigaPay with PayMaya.
To power the platform, Smart has partnered with global esports company LEET Entertainment. Smart also marks its five years of partnership with mobile game developer Moonton as it includes Mobile Legends: Bang Bang among its featured mobile games.
“Through GIGA Arena, we are giving mobile gamers a venue to showcase their skills and talents, which many of them devote time and effort to hone. This is aligned with our commitment to enable our subscribers to pursue their passions and live the Giga Life,” said Jane Basas, SVP and head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart. “We have designed GIGA Arena to be as dynamic as the esports scene, so our subscribers can expect more innovative features aimed at delivering the best mobile gaming experience.”
To access GIGA Arena, subscribers can go to gigaarena.smart and create an account using their Smart or TNT mobile number. To join ongoing tournaments, users need to use “tickets,” which they can earn and accumulate every time they register to GIGA Games data packs.
Smart has also announced the enhanced GIGA Games, which now includes data for “PUBGM,” aside from “Mobile Legends” and Facebook Gaming.
Smart and TNT subscribers can register to GIGA Games via the GigaLife App, which is available on the App Store, Google Play, and Huawei Mobile Services. Customers may also avail themselves of GIGA Games by dialing *123#.