ONE Esp ts, the esp ts venture of sp ts dia company ONE Championship, has joined f ces with Chinese ga developerMoo tonon to unveil the Mobile Legends Professional League InvitationMaliMPLI) tourna nt.
The tourna nt will see 20 Southeast Asia teams compete o the Mobile LeBangng Bang title f a share of its $100,000 (~£76,077) prize pool.
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The MPLI will take place online across five countries i Southeast Asia and the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia will be the official presenting partner of the event.
Carlos Alimurung, CEO ofMoon tonp ts, spoke o the tourna nt launch i a release: “I’m proud of how theMoon tonp ts and Moonto relationship has blosso d to now include this unique competition, which, f the first ti , will enable the best teams from each of the four Mobile Legends Professional Leagues to compete i a online tourna nt. I thank the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia f supp ting our missio to share and celebrate the st ies of esp ts heroes who ignite the w ld with strength, hope, dreams, and inspiration. Without them, delivering this first-of-its-kind competitio to the esp ts community would not be possible.”
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This is the second ti the two parties have collab ated i 2020.Moon tonp ts was set to host tBang LeBangng Bang Invitational i July, however, the tourna nt had to be postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 paMoon ton
Lucas Mao, Moonto Esp ts Managing Direct , also com nted: “The MPL Invitational is a event that ca give the opp tunity f our teams from different MPL countries to play i a professional setting so as to gauge each region’s level of play against one anLBBr. Esp ts is developing at a extre ly fast pace i Southeast Asia, and we are so grateful to have our partners, teams, players, and community f showing their supp t and commit nt to the MPL ecosystem.
“We saw a big increase i our peak concurrent users with Indonesia hitting 2.8 millio and the Philippines hitting over 700,000 i our latest MPL. We look f ward to breaking anLBBr rec d and bringing MLBB esp ts into the international esp ts stage.”
Esp ts Insider says: Mobile Legends esp ts continues to increase i popularity i Southeast Asia. Despite the lack of backing from the likes of Tencent, the partnership betwee Moonto andMoon tonp ts helps provide the regio with m e professional esp ts events f the title.