dtac and Garena launch #Free Fire Thailand Championship 2019 Presented by dtac to accelerate Thailands mobile e-sports growth

Information Technology Press Releases Tuesday March 19, 2019 09:29
Bangkok--19 Mar--DTAC

dtac and Garena (Thailand) a leading online game and social platform, through which, users can access popular and engaging mobile and PC online games, officially launch "Free Fire Thailand Championship 2019 Presented by dtac" to address the popularity of 'Garena Free Fire' and to drive Thai gamers and e-sports to international stage. In addition, there are special offers for prepaid and postpaid dtac customers.

By subscribing specific add-on internet packages, customers will receive free special game items. Moreover, by purchasing game items via 'Pay via dtac' in particular time period, customers will receive several special game items.

Presently, the number of mobile gamers has been dramatically growing. According to Newzoo.com, throughout the year of 2018, the global gaming industry also grew considerably over 50% when compared to one of 2017. The main reason for the huge growth is the rising number of mobile gamers. Playing games via mobile phones is easily accessible anywhere anytime and not restricted to sex or age.

Ms. Sukannee Lertsukwibul, Head of the Prepaid Market & Product Division at Total Access Communication PLC. or dtac, said, "dtac sees the strong trend of mobile gaming market, especially among dtac customers. Currently, more than 30% of our subscribers are interested in mobile games. Although, the number of female gamers had increased in the previous year, it was still less than one of male gamers. Gamers can be divided into 2 age groups: below 24 and 25-39 years of ages. More than 50% of gamers live in Bangkok Metropolitan Area. One interesting point is that the average amount of money spent by prepaid customers, who are gamers, is twice higher than one by regular prepaid customers."

"Online games are considered as E-sports. This type of sports can encourage people to develop concepts and analyze the situation, resulting in the improvement of their problem solving skills. dtac aims to be more than just a mobile service provider and wants to support Thai E-sports industry as we believe that all gamers have the hidden abilities and can develop their abilities to be the professional E-sports players. For this reason, we are very pleased to form a collaboration with Garena (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a giant online gaming company in Thailand, to help pushing Thai players and E-sports industry to the global stage"

"In this collaboration, dtac becomes the official sponsor of E-sports event for the first time by being the main sponsor of "Free Fire Thailand Championship 2019 Presented by dtac". The grand launching event will be held on April 6 -7, 2019. We also are the main sponsor of "Free Fire Proleague 2019 Presented by dtac" because we want to be a part to help create the power of Thai gamers to be visible on the global stage."

Mr. Sarut Vanichpun, Director of Sea (Thailand), a leading internet company offering platforms such as Garena, "as a leader in the game industry, Garena commits to deliver best-in-class experience for gamers and never stop to innovate our products such as expanding from our position as game publishers to game developers. Garena Free Fire is indeed the first game that is both developed and published by Garena. The partnership between dtac and Garena is an excellent example of how we never stop to fulfill the needs of today consumers and gamers who always seek to find a new lifestyle and gaming experience. A holistic partnership with dtac on Garena Free Fire includes exclusive item from Garena Free Fire for dtac customers, as well as, a national E-Sports tournament "Free Fire Thailand Championship 2019 Presented by dtac." Moreover, gamers could also anticipate in epic E-Sports tournament "Free Fire Proleague 2019 Presented by dtac within the mid of this year."

Garena Free Fire is a Battle Royale game. It is the first game, both developed and published by Garena. Garena Free Fire is distinguished with design, easy and quick to play, and is compatible for all smartphone models. As a Battle Royale game, Garena Free Fire is a mobile game where players enter a battlefield where there is only one winner. After operating for one year, Garena Free Fire becomes top Battle Royale game and receives an overwhelming feedbacks from gamers around the world with over 350 million latest registered users and over 40 million latest peak daily active users. Garena Free Fire is 'Game of the year 2018' on Google Play and 'Top Free Games of the year 2018' on App Store. Garena Free Fire is ready to expand and grow with gamers around the world and in Thailand.

This partnership between dtac and Garena provides privileges to prepaid and postpaid dtac customers who play Free Fire from Garena. The details are listed as follows:
1. By subscribing specified add-on packages, prepaid and postpaid dtac customers receive free special game items.
2. With a purchase of game items via Pay via dtac, dtac customers will get other special game items free of charge.

dtac customers can use Pay via dtac to buy app, refill game credits, buy LINE stickers, or apply for services using their dtac mobile numbers with ease and safe. Credit card is not required for Pay via dtac. The service is applied to prepaid and postpaid dtac customers. For prepaid customers, all transactions will be charged through the dtac wallet. While, for postpaid customers, all transactions will be included in the monthly bill.

For more details about the promotion of Garena Free Fire, please visit http://dtac.co.th/s/ff
Come join the fun with the Garena Free Fire, a battle royale game that you need to do everything to be the last survivor.
Garena Free Fire can be downloaded now for both iOS and Android.
For more details and activities from the Garena Free Fire, please visit
Website: http://ff.garena.in.th/
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/freefireth/

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