Smart unveils first 5G-powered esports hub in the Philippines

Smart unveils first 5G-powered esports hub in the Philippines
Smart Communications continues to deploy their 5G network in preparation for the launch of their 5G-certified smartphones

[Editor’s note: Smart powers Gariath Concepts esports venue with 5G network. Below is their press release.]

PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has unveiled the first ever 5G-powered gaming hub in the Philippines with peak speeds hitting 1 Gbps by deploying Smart 5G at the Gariath Concepts esports venue in Quezon City,.

PLDT-Smart Omega athletes, armed with Smart 5G-certified handsets, went toe-to-toe with players from Team LuponWxC using their gaming PCs and played a DoTA 2 match via cloud gaming. PLDT-Smart Omega clinched a landslide victory with a score of 34-6.  

Cloud gaming allows players to run games on cloud servers instead of local devices, making it possible for users to play any game on any device with a screen as long as they have an internet connection. 

“We kicked off this year with the country’s first 5G-powered Mobile Legends match last February. Now, we are upping the ante by powering Gariath Concepts to become the country’s first 5G-powered gaming hub. 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,” she added.  

WINNER. Team PLDT-Smart Omega wins the country’s first crossplay DOTA 2 exhibition match through cloud gaming with a score of 34-6.

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