PLDT mobile Smart Communications, Inc. has officially partnered with Sibol, the country’s first national esports team in their bid for SEA Games gold.
Aimed at encouraging the national esports athletes, Smart has launched the “Get Gold!” campaign, which offers cash incentives to Sibol athletes and their coaches and managers for every gold medal won: Php 2 million cash prize for team events (Dota 2, MLBB, AoV), and Php 1 million cash prize for individual events (Tekken 7, Hearthstone, StarCraft).
“This is a huge milestone for esports, and it is our greatest honor to support the best Filipino gamers as they prove that we have the talent, skill, and drive to dominate this increasingly growing scene,” said Alfredo S. Panlilio, chief revenue officer at PLDT and president of Smart.
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Sibol is composed of veterans in their respective games, brought together to heed the call of flag and country as our representatives. United through the battle cry “Lakad Matatag,” the national team aims for the very top of SEA Games competition, walking strong and proud no matter the challenge.
To further enable Sibol’s quest for gold, Smart has also opened the doors of the Smart Sibol Training Ground to the team, making it their headquarters and fitted with the latest mobile network innovations. The team’s training doesn’t end there, as there will be pocket tournaments and test events in the coming weeks to ensure Sibol is honed to fighting form for the SEA Games.