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Smart unveils first 5G-powered esports hub in PH

Esports athletes gathered at the Gariath Concepts in Quezon City for the opening of what is considered to be the country’s first 5G-powered gaming hub by Smart Communications Inc., PLDT’s wireless subsidiary.

The athletes took part in a mobile mobile phone vs PC crossplay exhibition match via cloud gaming pitting PLDT-Smart Omega team and Team LuponWxC for a game of DoTA 2. The former clinched a landslide victory with a score of 34-6.

Cloud gaming has been gaining traction lately because it allows players to run games on cloud servers instead of local devices. It is made convenient that gamers can play any game on any device with a screen without the need for a gaming console or desktop computer as long as they have an internet connection.

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“Gaming is at the forefront of technology and we believe 5G will pave the way for innovative platforms and exciting products that will dramatically enhance the experience of gamers,” said Jane Basas, senior vice president and head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.“Our goal is to unlock the many benefits of 5G and make these available to Filipinos. The 5G future is closer than we think as we continue to deploy our 5G network, and make available Smart 5G-certified handsets very soon,” Basas added.

Watch the highlights of the groundbreaking crossplay exhibition match between PLDT-Smart Omega and Team LuponWxC by following Smart’s official Facebook account. For 5G news and updates, visit our website.