Smart device brand OPPO rallies behind Philippine esports
THE local esports scene added a new supporter with Global smart device brand OPPO partnering with Mineski Philippines for various activities and programs this year.
The collaboration is built on OPPO’s smartphone innovations and Mineski’s expertise on esports and gaming and geared towards further growing the thriving esports industry in the Philippines.
OPPO will be involved, among other things, in the staging of the biggest mobile gaming tournaments in the country — Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League and the Philippine leg of the 2021 League of Legends: Wild Rift SEA Icon Series.
While supporting sports is nothing new for OPPO, having backed FC Barcelona and Wimbledon, the partnership with Mineski has the smart device brand excited seeing it as an opportunity to help esports in the country while, at the same time, further showcase what OPPO’s products are capable of.
“Gaming is a major source of leisure among younger Filipino consumers with 74% of the country’s online population engaged in mobile gaming. OPPO is fully committed to support the growing esports industry by providing both pro-gamers and amateur gamers with the best gaming platforms and mobile phones that can provide them excellent mobile gaming experience,” said OPPO Philippines Marketing Director Raymond Xia at the virtual press conference announcing the partnership last Thursday.
The OPPO official went on to say that they have the devices to provide mobile gamers with the best gaming experience.
Among these is the A92 which is under the A Series, the smartphone variety touted as an “entertainment powerhouse.” It is packed with features capable of gaming such as the 8GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM for smoother gaming experience. It is also programmed with OPPO’s latest gaming feature Game Boost 2.0 for improved screen and touch experience while gaming.
Other smartphone series that OPPO guarantees to have the best and most immersive mobile gameplay are the all-new Reno5 4G and Reno5 5G.
For Mineski, to have OPPO on board is a welcome development on its part.
“To have OPPO on board is very significant. They have the products to supplement the esports community and their presence validates what we at Mineski are trying to do,” said Mark Navarro, Mineski Philippines country manager.
“Our partnership with OPPO is a big step forward in our thrust to deliver excellence to Filipino gamers. OPPO’s support for our leagues ensures that gamers from different walks of life will experience professional-level esports in every level of competition,” he added.
Apart from partnering for the tournaments, OPPO is also a sponsor of Liyab Esports and signed to be one of the sponsors of the National Interschool Cyber League, one of the main projects of Mineski’s Youth Esports Program.
To know more about the partnership and the upcoming Esports events, visit OPPO’s official website at www.oppo.com/ph or via its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines or Mineski Philippines’ official website at esports.mineski.net. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo