TikTok is bringing its first gaming competition with a unique reality show concept, The Greatest Gamer Philippines.
After its successful pilot in Indonesia in 2021, TikTok has collaborated with Smart, Smart Omega, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB), as well as support from Grab and Samsung to search for ‘The
Greatest Gamer’ in the country for a chance to take home a cash prize worth P250,000 and a contract with Smart Omega that gives them a chance to suit up and be part of their MLBB roster.
The program will house 10 selected players in a villa for three weeks and give them the opportunity to compete in various real-world and gaming challenges, showcasing what it takes to be a professional gamer.
Aspiring professional esports gamers can submit their audition videos from May 24 to June 14, 2023, on TikTok. Pinoy gamers interested in going professional must follow @thegreatestgamer and @smartcommunications on TikTok and create audition videos by introducing themselves and showcasing their MLBB skills, using the official audition filter and hashtag #TheGreatestGamerPH, and tagging the official @thegreatestgamer and @smartcommunications TikTok accounts.
“We are thrilled to bring The Greatest Gamer to the Philippines, where there is a thriving and welcoming gaming community that aspires to grow and excel as skillful gamers. The Greatest Gamer Philippines showcases the journey to becoming a professional gamer as well as engaging the gaming community by providing relevant entertainment, highlighting the skills, passion, and dedication that is necessary to excel in Esports. We also hope to empower the local gaming community, nurture its growth, and provide a space for enthusiasts to continue displaying their skills and creativity,” says Vanessa Brown, Director, Business Development, APAC, TikTok.
“Smart has been a leading patron of Philippine Esports because we’ve always believed that Filipinos have the passion, talent, and skill to dominate in this field. As the official telco provider of TikTok’s The Greatest Gamer Philippines, we aim to elevate the players’ gameplay experience with our fastest and best mobile network. We believe that this would also translate to an enjoyable viewing experience for all Esports fans,” says Lloyd R. Manaloto, FVP and Head of Prepaid and Content at Smart.
For more information on the show, visit The Greatest Gamer Philippines on TikTok.