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Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila

10:10 AM February 10, 2020

It took two days of practice for Team Trabaho to win Smart Siklab Saya Manila. Two days to win PhP 1 million.

On it’s last stop at the SM City North EDSA Skydome, Smart’s Siklab Saya hailed its champion for the last leg of their Mobile Legends: Bang Bang amateur tournaments last February 1 and 2.

Team Trabaho backstage after their Grand Finals victory.

Team ‘Trabaho’ worked way up to championship

Taking home a staggering PhP 1 million, the combined efforts of Team ‘Trabaho’ paid off after beating 63 teams across the 2-day event of Siklab Saya — marking its largest number of team registrations for their multi-city tournament series.

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Trabaho, forming only two days before the weekend competition, defeated their opponent  with a 2:0 during the Grand Finals best-of-three series. “Naniwala [kami] sa sarili [namin] tapos positive mindset lang po, ‘yun talaga nagpanalo sa amin (We believed in ourselves and kept a positive mindset, that’s what made us win),” said Trabaho team captain Juan “Gagamboyeat” Benoza who explained how they managed to come out victorious in the tournament.

Under the gaming organization “Lupon ng Womboxcombo” that has close to 400,000 followers on Facebook, Trabaho shared how gaming has become their full-time endeavor in the past year, working hard by playing 8 to 9 hours a day in the effort of improving their craft.

You can rewatch their road to the Siklab Saya championship below:

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Posted by Smart Communications, Inc. on Saturday, February 1, 2020

Succeeding in an ever-growing industry 

Despite their arduous journey in preparation for the competition, Trabaho stressed out the importance of proper rest for every professional gamer, citing a good work-life balance as essential to success in the industry. 

Mobile Legends being played on-stage for the tournament bracket.

“Tuwing Sunday, nakaschedule po kami magbasketball (On Sundays, we play basketball),” Benoza said when asked on how the team bonds outside of Mobile Legends. “Kahit mamaya may basketball po kami. (Even later, we’ll still play basketball),” he shared after Trabaho just won a million pesos an hour earlier. 

With the growing esports landscape in the country being fully supported by Smart, infrastructure for hopeful amateurs and professional teams has become more commonplace and has allowed Filipinos to reach greater heights in esports. 

The path to being a professional gamer is an essential part of the esports ecosystem. Smart is careful to integrate affordable programs for the average Filipino gamer. Its gaming-on-the-go appeal is what made Mobile Legends so successful in transforming the Filipino lifestyle that, of course, requires mobile data. 

Siklab Saya paired the entire event with Smart LTE GIGA Games promo

Instead of paying for a ticket to go in, attendees need to pay through prepaid load instead. For PhP 99, people can attend the event and avail of GIGA Games 99 that gives subscribers 2GB open-access data and 1GB of Games All Day for titles like Mobile Legends, Arena of Valor (AOV), Clash Royale, Clash of Clans, etc. To register, simply dial *123#.

For more updates on Smart Siklab Saya and Smart’s Gigafied offers, follow #SiklabSaya and  #GigaGames on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and visit www.smart.com.ph/siklabsaya.

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TOPICS: eSports, Gaming, Mobile Legends, Siklab Saya, Smart, Smart Communications Inc.
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