Oppo’s Reno5 smartphone has been selected as the official smartphone partner for the PUBG Mobile Middle East and Africa Esports 2021.

Oppo announced on Tuesday that Reno5 was chosen for its extraordinary gaming hardware and software which it says delivers an exceptionally immersive and fluid gaming experience.

Global market research firm, YouGov Mena, revealed that the Middle East is home to the fastest growing online gaming population globally with a growth rate of 25 per cent.

The report also said the region’s gaming community is the most engaged and shows a passion for adventure and is reflected by Oppo Reno series’ targeted young creators.

Oppo said it will play a key role in the company’s Esports championships to run throughout 2021, as the official smartphone partner of PUBG Mobile Esports in Middle East and Africa.

The firm based in China said the partnership with PUBG Mobile will see them develop regional talents and build a clear structure for Esports from amateur to pro-league levels.

Oppo Reno5 gaming.  PHOTO/COURTESY

Oppo said Reno5 series’ is adapted to superior gaming experience with features like Gaming Shortcut Mode, Gamer Mode, Bullet Screen Messages and Adjustable Gaming Touch.

“Oppo’s strategy is focused on engaging with our users’ passions. In line with the huge popularity of mobile gaming in the region, we invested in bringing the ideal gaming platform to our customers through our latest Reno5 series of smartphones. Being selected by the region’s leading gaming company as the designated smartphone for PUBG MOBILE Esports, is a testament to the extraordinary and immersive gaming experience offered by the Reno5,” Ethan Xue, President of Oppo Middle East and Africa, said.

John Lacey, Head of Tencent MENA office, added, “At PUBG Mobile, we’re committed to bring the ultimate fun and enjoyment for passionate, adventurous trendsetters and Esport enthusiasts. Leveraging on our experience and expertise in Esports, we’re thrilled to join hands with Oppo to enhance the ever-growing mobile gaming landscape.”

PUBG Mobile is a globally popular mobile game and is uniting with Oppo for the second time, after a successful PUBG Mobile Mena Challenger Cup in 2019 with the launch of the all-new Reno series.

The company says the Oppo Reno5 features remarkable power and speed setups, plus the best-in-class audio and visual display to offer unprecedented Mobile gaming experience.

The Reno5 series is set to take the Kenyan mobile gaming market by storm with its Amoled screen with 90Hz refresh rate, smooth, light and slim design and 50W fast charging – touted as the safest and one of the fastest charging technologies commercially available globally.