PHILIPPINES – TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video, in collaboration with mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), Smart Omega, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB), has announced the 10 finalists competing in The Greatest Gamer Philippines. Selected from almost 6,000 passionate gamers who auditioned across the country, these 10 competitors will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prove their skills and determination on TikTok to become the next professional Esports gamer.
With the overwhelming participation from the Filipino gaming community, The Greatest Gamer’s panelists from TikTok, Smart, Smart Omega, and MLBB carefully reviewed all audition videos and selected contestants who exhibit exceptional gaming skills, commitment, and passion. Among the talented individuals vying for the ‘The Greatest Gamer’ title are Alvin “Alvin” Recto, Dan Levi “Levi” Cuevas, Dave “Dave” Balaaldia, Ezequiel “Ezequiel” Cauilan, Jan Paolo “Paolo” Abanes, Jhon Michelvin “Kelvin” Verango, John Yoshi “JY” Magbag, Joshua “Batosai” Camba, Ron Marcus “Roma” Manalang, and Ronald James “Rwizzz” Cabugoy.
The Next Pinoy Greatest Gamer
These 10 contestants will participate in a three-week tournament in a villa, where they will compete in various real-world and gaming challenges that will test their strategic thinking, teamwork, and adaptability, qualities necessary to become a professional Esports player. These will range from live streams of mini-games to weekly tournament gameplays and online and offline entertaining tasks.
TikTok will provide viewers and Esports fans with an open window into what the contestants will go through during The Greatest Gamer Philippines. Viewers can witness firsthand the highs, lows, and dedication of the 10 aspiring professional Esports players through behind-the-scenes videos, weekly tournaments, and content that feature the participants’ backstories.
A chance to be part of Smart Omega Team
The contestants will also receive coaching and feedback from Smart Omega players and coaches to help them improve their skills and techniques in MLBB. At the end of The Greatest Gamer Philippines competition, the winner will be awarded a grand prize and an opportunity to join the Smart Omega team’s MLBB roster.
“We are excited to introduce the exceptional individuals who will compete for the title of ‘The Greatest Gamer’ in the Philippines. The ten chosen contestants embody the grit, talent, and passion that define our gaming community. We invite everyone to join us on TikTok as we embark on this exciting The Greatest Gamer Philippines journey, supporting these rising talents and witnessing them unleash their highest potential,” says Vanessa Brown, Director, Business Development, APAC, TikTok.
Powered by The Philippines’ Fastest and Best Mobile Network
The Greatest Gamer Philippines is powered by Smart, the Philippines’ fastest and best mobile network as recognized by Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence.
As the official telco partner of The Greatest Gamer Philippines, Smart will ensure seamless gameplay for the 10 finalists throughout the competition. Smart subscribers can also enjoy the best mobile viewing experience as they follow the competition and root for their favorite finalists.
“Smart has always believed in the passion, talent, and skills of Filipinos to excel in esports. We wish the finalists the best of luck as they face all the challenges, proving why they should be the country’s first ever Greatest Gamer powered by Smart,” said Lloyd R. Manaloto, First Vice President and Head of Prepaid and Content at Smart.
Smart subscribers have the edge in supporting their favorite contestants on their journey by registering to Power All offers that come with Unli TikTok. They can do this by logging into the GigaLife App or their preferred mobile wallet app, dialing *123#, or visiting the nearest retailer or convenience store.
The competition heats up as fans are eager to tune in for more updates, exhilarating gameplay, and unforgettable moments as these talented gamers battle it out for the ‘The Greatest Gamer’ title. For more information about The Greatest Gamer Philippines, follow @thegreatestgamer on TikTok or visit https://www.tiktok.com/@thegreatestgamer.