Level up and strategize your game plan because the biggest Clash of Clans (COC) tournament in the country will be happening soon!
Wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), the mobile subsidiary of PLDT, has announced that it is mounting the Philippine Clash 2015, the biggest Clash of Clans tournament, with over P2 million worth of prizes. Wow! that could be the largest prize pool in a local mobile gaming competition to date.
A big hit all over the world, COC is one the many mobile games which Smart Prepaid subscribers may enjoy anytime, anywhere with the Entertainment Bundle, a feature-packed offer which provides 300MB worth of access to mobile games, YouTube videos and other online apps; 30 minutes of calls to Smart and Talk ‘N Text; and 150 texts to all networks – all valid for three days for just P50.
To mount the nationwide competition, Smart is teaming up with the country’s biggest names in gaming, including the Philippine eSports Organization, Inquirer eSports, SM Cyberzone, and the Philippine Clash of Clans Battleground – the biggest online community of COC players in the country.
Mobile gaming phenomenon
“The COC phenomenon has hit the Philippines big time, with Filipinos from all walks of life bonding together to form clans and compete every chance they get – on the train, while stuck in traffic, or when they are just relaxing at home. It is just about time we put together the country’s biggest COC tournament and provide a venue for players and fans alike to showcase their skills in the spirit of friendly competition,” said Mellissa Limcaoco, head of Smart’s Innovation and Product Development Group.
“This is very much a part of our push to elevate gaming into a form of competitive sports, extolling good values like discipline and teamwork in a fun-filled arena,” she added.
Open to all Smart Prepaid, Postpaid, and Smart Bro subscribers, the competition will feature several elimination legs in key cities all over the country, including Baguio, Batangas, Cebu, Davao, and Metro Manila before culminating in one big final clash in October.
Supercell, Chief Pat, Galadon
Aside from the competition, the COC legs will feature exciting activities for fans such as tutorials, games and meet-and-greet with the COC community.
Smart has also invited representatives of Supercell, the Finland-based developer of the game, as well as popular COC YouTube personalities like Chief Pat and Galadon, to grace the tournament.
Since its launch in 2012, COC has gripped millions all over the world for its stunning graphics and exciting gameplay. In the game, each player takes the role of a village chief tasked to expand his territory and train his troops. Through strategic use of resources, each player has to defend his ground and wage epic battles with other online players in a race for trophies, loot and prestige.
COC also allows players to form their own clans with their friends to compete with other clans. Each victory allows players to take home gold, elixir and gems, which they can use to level up their fortress and army.
As the country’s leading mobile network, Smart has introduced Direct Carrier Billing on Google Play, allowing Filipino COC players nationwide to buy gems conveniently using their prepaid load or charge their purchases to their postpaid account.
Royal Rumble format
To join the competition, a clan must have five members, with each member maintaining a Town Hall Level 9 Village. Interested clans may sign up at www.smart.com.ph/pages/PhilippineClash2015.
Registered clans that passed the verification will first compete in Qualifying Legs in Metro Manila (Aug. 2 at SM Light Residences); Southern Luzon (Aug. 8 at SM Lipa); Visayas (Aug. 23 at SM City Cebu); Mindanao (Sept. 5 at SM Lanang Premier Davao); and Northern Luzon (Sept. 18 at SM Baguio).
The competition will follow a Royal Rumble format, which means all clans will play at the same time without rankings or groupings. The top two clans with the most number of trophies gained after six hours of battling it out will automatically advance to the Philippine Clash 2015 Grand Finals set on Sept. 26 at SM Mall of Asia.
Cash prizes, gadgets
The Philippine Clash 2015 Grand Champion will take home a grand prize of PhP 500,000 in cash. On top of this, each member of the winning team shall receive a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 phone and Smart Bro Pocket WiFi.
Exciting prizes also await all the remaining finalists, with the Second and Third placers taking home PhP 300,000 and PhP 200,000 in cash, respectively, plus Smart Bro Pocket WiFi units for all their members.
Aside from the competition, fans can look forward to the COC Cosplay competition, which offers PhP 5,000 worth of SM gift certificates to the winner in each Qualifier Leg and a whopping PhP 70,000 cash prize to the winner in the Grand Finals – also the biggest prize awarded in a local Cosplay contest.
Interested teams may visit the tournament’s official site at www.smart.com.ph/pages/PhilippineClash2015 or follow Smart’s official accounts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SmartCommunications) and Twitter (@SMARTCares) for updates.
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