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Smart Opens First 5G Esports Hub in the Philippines

Cloud gaming also demontstrated during the event

As part of their efforts in pushing 5G in the Philippines, Smart deployed its 5G network at Gariath Concepts’ headquarters in Quezon City. Initial tests showed Smart’s 5G network hitting 1Gbps.

To commemorate the event, Smart held the country’s first mobile phone vs PC crossplay exhibition match via cloud gaming, with PLDT-Smart Omega athletes using Smart 5G-certified phones and Team LuponWxC using gaming PCs. Both teams battled it off in a DoTA 2 match, with PLDT-Smart Omega clinching a 34-6 landslide victory.

The exhibition match showcased the potential of cloud gaming with 5G technology. With games running on cloud servers instead of local devices, 5G aims to make games accessible to anyone without the need for a gaming console or desktop computer.

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 Smart SVP and Consumer Wireless Business Head Jane Basas. “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.”

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