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Smart: You can stream Gilas Pilipinas FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament games for FREE

Local telco giant Smart Communications, Inc. announced that Gilas Pilipinas FIBA QQT games could be streamed for FREE via the Smart LiveStream App.
Smart: You can stream Gilas Pilipinas FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament games for FREE
Dwight Ramos for Gilas Pilipinas

FREE streaming of Gilas Pilipinas games this FIBA QQT

The local cagers headlined by naturalized Filipino Justine Brownlee and Japan B.League star Dwight Ramos will battle Latvia and Georgia in Group A of the tournament on July 3 (Wednesday) and July 4 (Thursday).

The Philippines is currently ranked number 37 in the world while Latvia and Georgia are number 6 and number 23 in the world, respectively.

A total of 24 teams are vying for the final four slots in the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

Gilas Pilipinas head coach is American tactician and triangle offense guru Tim Cone.

The 12-man roster includes naturalized Filipino and Asian Games hero Justin Brownlee, seven-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, and recent PBA All-Filipino Conference Finals MVP Chris Newsome. 

Dwight Ramos, CJ Perez, Calvin Oftana, Kevin Quiambao, Carl Tamayo, Japeth Aguilar, Mason Amos, and the towering 7'3" Kai Sotto also join the roster.

Unfortunately, the Philippines will miss the services of stars Jamie Malonzo, AJ Edu, and Scottie Thompson due to injuries.

The top two teams from Group A (Latvia, Georgia, Philippines) will battle the top two teams from Group B (Brazil, Montenegro, and Cameroon) in a crossover semis format. This means that for Gilas to stand a chance, they only need to beat either Latvia or Georgia in the initial group phase to secure continuation in the crossover semis games. 

A win again in the final four semis will land Gilas in a winner-take-all finale for the lone Paris 2024 ticket allocated for the Latvia OQT leg. 

Aside from the Latvia tournament, other FIBA OQT legs will take place from July 2 to 7 in Greece, Spain, and Puerto Rico. The top four emerging teams from each leg will qualify for the remaining Olympic slots.

if Gilas qualifies, they will join Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Serbia, South Sudan, USA, and host country France together with winning teams from FIBA OQT legs in Greece, Spain, and Puerto Rico for a total of 12 teams.

Through the Smart LiveStream App, we encourage every Filipino basketball fan to support Gilas Pilipinas in their quest to join other qualifiers bound for Paris 2024. The FIBA OQT games will be like a primer to Smart LiveStream’s most comprehensive broadcast of the entire Paris 2024 happening late July to August, said Alex O. Caeg, Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.

Expect Gilas Pilipinas to give it their all against host country Latvia and against Georgia. Let’s continue to support and follow the journey of our men’s national basketball team powered by Smart’s superior mobile network, added Jude Turcuato, Head of Sports at PLDT-Smart.

To recap, the Smart LiveStream App is downloadable on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. You may download it at this link smrt.ph/livestream or watch it on your web browser at https://smart.com.ph/livestream.

Smart LiveStream App will also make the live stream accessible to subscribers of all networks, not just Smart.

Power All 99 is the recommended data promo that you could use to stream the games.

Smart's network was recently recognized for delivering the Philippines' Best 5G Coverage Experience by independent network analytics from Opensignal. 

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