Smart Communications, the leading telecommunications operator in the Philippines, is working once again with Matchroom to launch the country’s largest Call of Duty (Mobile) Online Tournament that is designed specifically for non-professionals.
Matchroom returns once more with Smart Communications after much success in previous collaborated events: Smart Siklab Saya and Smart Play For The Nation. This time, bringing to Smart subscribers one of the latest hits in esports from Activision’s mobile take on their Call of Duty franchise.
The Smart Squad Up tournament, released under the Smart Play brand, will span across 6 distinct regions in the Philippines to encompass Central/North/South Luzon, NCR, Visayas, and Mindanao. Players will join their respective region’s qualifier and compete with their local neighbours for the privilege of representing their region in the national finals that will happen in December and win from the massive total prize pool of 1,000,000 PHP (approximately 20.7k USD).
While most tournaments are targeted towards play between professional athletes & teams, the Smart Squad Up series outright restricts participation from the aforementioned professionals. This gives the amateur and/or casual teams a more even playing field to work with, thereby not only providing opportunities for excitement & entertainment in these trying times, but also helps build the esports market.