Pinoy gamers are set to step up their gaming experience as Smart powers Manila Master 2017, the country’s biggest international Esports tournament by giving out awesome treats and prizes to its subscribers.

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The premier gaming event will be held from May 26 to 28, 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Eight of the best DOTA 2 teams from around the worlds will compete for the title of champion, and claim the USD 250,000 prize pool.


Participating teams include EG, OG, Newbee, Team Secret, Invictus Gaming, Team NP, Faceless, and the Philippines’ representative, Clutchers.

Win tickets and other exciting prizes

The event will also gather the best shoutcasters from all over the world, and features side-activities such as meet-and-greet sessions with participating teams, a cosplay competition, and other exciting games.

Smart subscribers can get a chance to win Manila Masters tickets by following the company’s Facebook page, and @LiveSmart on Twitter.

Gamers and fans who will be attending the event will also get the chance to win exciting prizes at the DOTA 2-themed Smart base, where some of the game’s heroes and items will be brought to life by cosplayers.

Stream Games with Giga Surf 50

Make the most of Smart’s fast LTE network by subscribing to GigSurf 50, which offers 1GB of data allowance, valid for 3 days – perfect for streaming gameplay, sharing updates with your friends and connecting with your favorite teams.

Online gamers can also purchase Steam Wallet Codes using Smart load, or for postpaid users, have it charged to the monthly bill via the Gamex portal (

Best Gaming Experience

Manila Masters is the newest addition to the growing list of world-class Esports events that Smart has powered to offer the best mobile experience to its subscribers.

Just last year, Smart backed ESL One Manila, the biggest Esports event in the SEA region. The company also expressed support for the Esports and Gaming Summit and powered the Philippine Clash, the country’s biggest and most prestigious Clash of Clans tournament. Since 2013, the telco has been participating in pocket tournaments for hit online games all over the country.

For more details about the exciting activities lined up for Manila Masters, you may follow Smart’s Offical Facebook page, and @LiveSmart on Twitter and Instagram.


Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.