Telecommunications leader PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications support anew the local gaming and tech communities at this year’s GameCon gaming and entertainment convention.
The convention highlighted exhibits and competitions on various kinds of gaming, from mobile, PC, and video games to esports, virtual reality, robotics, cosplay, arcade, and tabletop, among other activities. The event also featured a workshop for aspiring game developers.
PLDT Home Fibr and Smart Developer Network empowered over 5,000 attendees by providing strong connectivity during the two-day event, which happened at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, on April 6-7.
“We are now on our third year with GameCon, and this event gets bigger every year. PLDT and Smart continue to support this activity because it is in line with our commitment to help nurture and expand the community of aspiring local gamers and tech developers,” said Smart DevNet senior developer evangelist Paul Pajo.
“Our goal is to be a platform where different gaming communities come together to share their passion. The local game development industry is continuously growing, and it needs support from all sectors,” said GameCon cofounder Elaine Cedillo. “At the same time, we want to be a venue where families of all ages can come together and experience different types of play,” she added.
As the country’s leading digital services providers, PLDT and Smart are staunch supporters of the Philippines’ fast-growing and highly competitive esports programs.
Filipinos are assured of the best gaming experience with PLDT and Smart’s fastest fixed and mobile networks, as recognized by the Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, and mobile industry analysts Tutela and OpenSignal.
The companies also recently launched their official professional esports team Omega, which will represent PLDT-Smart in The Nationals, the country’s first-franchise based esports league featuring DOTA 2 for PC, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang for mobile, and Tekken 7 for PS4.
Smart DevNet is Smart’s developer community program targeted at desktop and mobile developers. It promotes general awareness of mobile apps development and technopreneurship while striving to foster a vibrant developer community in the Philippines by organizing and sponsoring tech events and meetups.
Those who attended the 2-day GameCon event were able to get limited edition Mobile Legends shirts and jackets by purchasing a Smart Prepaid SIM with at least P499 load.
For those who didn’t make it to the event, they can still maximize their gaming experience by availing of Smart’s GIGA GAMES data bundle. By simply dialing *121#, they can get at least 1 GB data for games every day plus an additional 1 GB for 3 days, for just P50.