PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has teamed up with Southeast Asia and Taiwan’s leading e-commerce platform Shopee to launch Gamers’ Festival: The Biggest Gaming Week on Shopee from July 9 to 16, 2021.
Customers can enjoy Shopee-exclusive discounts, deals, and coins cashback on Smart prepaid load, gadgets, and gaming set up must-haves. Fans can also tune in to Game on with Smart Giga Games featuring Maxine Esteban & CJ Rivera on July 14 at 8:30pm, which will be livestreamed on Shopee’s official account, and get the chance to win prizes and giveaways from Smart.
“With Smart as a staunch supporter of esports, we are very excited to be part of the Shopee Gamers’ Festival 2021. Participating in pocket events like this allows us to reach more customers and offer them uniquely designed special deals on prepaid load and prizes. Our partnership with Shopee has allowed our customers to conveniently buy Smart load on the e-commerce platform, so that they can pursue their passion and excel at esports with the help of our fastest LTE network,” said Precy P. Katigbak, FVP and Head of National Key Accounts at PLDT and Smart.
“At Shopee, we strive to continuously provide an easy, secure, and engaging experience for online shoppers across the country. With Smart as a key partner at the Shopee Gamers’ Festival, we can provide the growing gaming community with the best deals for all their gaming needs. Gamers can also look forward to an entertaining livestream hosted by Smart’s influencers on Shopee Live,” said Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines.
The biggest supporter of Philippine esports
Over the past few years, Smart has proven its strong commitment and support to the Philippine esports community by partnering with game creators and esports tournament organizers here and abroad, delighting subscribers with exclusive offers, and actively playing 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.
Filipino can enjoy the best mobile gaming experience powered by Smart, the country’s fastest mobile data network as reported by third-party mobile internet analytics firms such as Ookla® and Opensignal.
Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, named Smart as the country’s fastest mobile data network in the second half of 2020 after it achieved a Speed Score™ of 24.99, with average speeds of 20.08 Mbps for download, and 7.42 Mbps for upload, based on 3,915,679 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest®. Ookla has also cited Smart as the country's fastest mobile data network for three years in a row now.
Smart has also scored a rare sweep in the April 2021 Philippines Mobile Network Experience Awards* by independent analytics firm Opensignal, beating the competition across all metrics in three essential aspects of service: Coverage (4G Coverage Experience, 4G Availability), Speed (Download and Upload Speed) and Experience (Games, Video and Voice app). This is the first time an operator in the Philippines won decisively in all categories.
Smart also enables subscribers to level up their gaming experience with Smart 5G's superfast speeds and ultra-low latency powered by the country's most extensive 5G network with over 4,000 sites.
For more information, visit www.smart.com.ph