Mobile services provider Smart Communications Inc (Smart) and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang developer, Moonton Games strengthen their ties as they team up once again for Season 8 of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Philippines (MPL-PH), the country’s largest mobile esports league starting on Aug. 27.
As the official telco partner of the MPL-PH Season 8, Smart will enable fans to watch the action-packed MPL-PH Season 8 matches on Smart’s Facebook page. Fans can also expect exciting promos, skin giveaways, exclusive updates, and freebies.
Eight teams are set to duke it out in a round-robin format for a shot at the championship. These teams include Blacklist International, Bren Esports, Onic PH, RSG PH, Echo Philippines (Formerly Aura PH), Nexplay Evos (Formerly Nexplay Esports), TNC Pro Team (Formerly Work Auster Force), and Smart Omega.
Prior to MPL-PH Season 8, Smart and Moonton Games teamed up for the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) in June, where two Filipino teams, Execration and Blacklist International, rose to the top with the former bagging the championship, edging out 10 of the best teams from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Smart and Moonton Games have also partnered for the previous MPL-PH seasons and made strategic collaborations to delight mobile gamers and fans since half a decade ago, betting on a bright future for mobile games and esports.
Over the past few years, Smart partnered with game creators and esports tournament organizers. It also actively plays a role in the Philippine Esports Organization (PESO), the official National Sports Association that governs and develops esports for the over 43 million gamers in the country.