Score one for Smart Communications, who has done a good job of ensuring Mobile Legends fans that they get to witness the finish of the biggest ML tournament in the country courtesy of its livestream channels and online watch parties on Facebook and GGNetwork.
As part of their commitment to support and see the growth of the local eSports community, Smart and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang developer Shanghai Moonton Technology have resumed season five of the Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) last month following a mid-season pause due to the enhanced community quarantine.
The grand finals of the tournament, which was streamed live on Smart's Facebook page from May 29 to 31, saw Sunsparks take down ONIC PH to secure their second consecutive MPL PH championship. Team members Greed_, Kielvj, Jaypee, Killuash, and Raffleasia tallied a combined 19 kills and 30 assists and finished their opponents in four games.
This victory was particularly sweet for Greed_, who is tasting championship gold for the first time, having played for the opposing team just last season. "Marami akong gustong patunayan sa kanila kaya naging emotional talaga ako pagtapos ng laro," he told ABS-CBN Sports after the match. His team's impressive 7-2 record during the regular season was a foreshadow of the success that was to come.
For those who want to watch the tournament again, Smart subscribers can stream MPL Season 5 on Facebook Gaming with Giga Games 99, which comes with 2 GB data and 1 GB games all day for Mobile Legends and Facebook Gaming for seven days. To subscribe, dial *123# and choose Giga Games.
Players can also enjoy Mobile Legends using Smart’s fastest LTE network, as verified by Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis. Opensignal, an independent mobile analytics firm, also reported in its April 2020 Mobile Network Experience Report* for the Philippines that Smart remained ahead of competition in terms of Games Experience.
Smart Giga Games is part of the "Simple. Smart Ako" campaign, which reinforces the company’s thrust to bring about simple solutions and amazing experiences to empower the digital lifestyle of Filipinos.
For updates on Mobile Legends events, follow Smart Communications on Facebook and @LiveSmart on Instagram and Twitter.
*Opensignal Awards – Philippines: Mobile Network Experience Report April 2020, based on independent analysis of mobile measurements recorded during the period Nov 1 – Jan 29, 2020 © 2020 Opensignal Inc.