PLDT-Smart Omega team
The Nationals, the first franchise-based esports league in the country, begins on March 24. Three of the Philippines’ biggest games will be on feature in Year 1 – Dota 2 on PC, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang on Mobile, and Tekken 7 on PS4. The five inaugural teams are Bren Epro, Cignal Ultra Warriors, HF Emperors, PLDT-Smart Omega, and Suha-XCTN Punishers, and STI. In the photo are (from left, back row) Omega DOTA 2 player Pedro de Paula (Efking); JC Ramos, Smart Brand Marketing; Gerard Milan, Head of Entertainment Product Management for Smart; Thomas Ting, PLDT Product; Andrew L. Santos, FVP and Consumer Marketing Head for PLDT and Smart; Glenn Kendrick Lim, SGD Gaming Director; Patrick Cruz, SGD Project Manager; Omega DOTA 2 player Arron Perez (Ronn); Omega DOTA 2 player Jaysie Garan (Yaj); Miko Cuartero, SGD Team Manager; (From left, front row) Omega DOTA 2 player Jinn Marrey Lamatao (Palos); Omega Tekken 7 Player Juliano Lozano; and Omega Tekken 7 coach Dannel Lozano.