Digital Service and Communication giants PLDT and Smart has teamed up to launch their own Pro Gaming team named Omega. Partnering with professional eSports management Sterling Global Dragons, Omega will represent PLDT and Smart in the much anticipated “The Nationals”.
The eSports league was founded by 6 corporations, Namely; TheNet.com, HappyFeet Esports, BrenPro Inc.m Cignal TV Inc, PLDT Inc. and STI Education Systems Holdings Inc.
“The Nationals” is set to act as the main pool for national eSports athletes that’ll compete for the Philippines in various international tournaments such as the SEA Games, Asian Games, and even the Olympics.
Omega is set to compete with the eSport teams of the six founding members in various competitive and popular games. These games include; Dota 2 for PC, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang for Mobile and Tekken 7 for consoles.
See also: Esports to be part of the SEA Games 2019
Omega has high-ranking Dota 2 Players in their fold in Julius Cesar Sto Domingo (in-game name: Julz), Jonas Samonte (Nasjo), Jaysie Garan (Yaj), Jinn Marrey Lamatao (Palos), and Pedro de Paula (Efking), with team coach Josef Brazal (JL`). These group of players was also the organization that bagged the Dota 2 championship at the recent ‘Road to the Nationals’ nationwide tournament.
Along with the Dota 2 Players, Omega’s Mobile Legends team are also very accomplished. They’ve placed in various tournaments such as the Mobile Legends Professional League Season 2 (1st runner-up) and Mobile Esports Arena (1st runner-up). The Mobile Legends team consists of Jules Carmann Marcelo (Lex), Rico J. Esto (Levi), Karl Nepomuceno (Karl), Steve Dale Vitug (Dale), and EJ Esperanza (Boo).
Meanwhile, Omega’s Tekken 7 player is Juliano Lozano, you may know him as Jules. Lozano is regarded as the Philippines’ best player for Tekken 7’s characters Jin and Bob, and recently ranked third among Tekken 7 players in the country.
The Nationals is scheduled to kick off on March 17, 2019, and is set to be a historical moment for eSports in the Philippines