ONE Esports, the esports venture of sports media company ONE Championship, has announced a partnership with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang developer and publisher MOONTON to present the MPL Invitational 2021.
It was also announced that the Mobile Legends tournament will once again feature a grand prize of $100,000 (£71,900), with the event scheduled to commence in the final quarter of 2021.
Both entities have entered into an agreement that will see ONE Esports become the official media partner for MOONTON across all of the publisher’s official esports leagues and events for the calendar year.
According to the release, ONE Esports will also run up to 100 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang regional community tournaments in 2021.
Carlos Alimurung, CEO of ONE Esports commented: “I’m excited to announce that ONE Esports is partnering with MOONTON again to deliver a unique experience to Mobile Legends: Bang Bang fans around the world.
“The MPL Invitational and the upcoming community tournaments are great opportunities to showcase the incredible skills of the best Mobile Legends: Bang Bang players.”
Last year’s MPL Invitational, according to Esports Charts, saw an average concurrent viewership of 142,038. Moreover, the event secured partnerships with the likes of Samsung, Red Bull, and Axe Gaming, among others.
More information regarding MPL Invitational 2021 is set to become available on ONE Esports’ website soon.
Lucas Mao, Managing Director of Global Esports, MOONTON Games added: “We look forward to working closely with ONE Esports to bring exhilarating experiences to our regional players and fans.
“This partnership will help to propel MPL to the next level and unlock boundless possibilities for our esports community.”
Esports Insider Says: Mobile Legends esports continues to increase in popularity in Southeast Asia. Moonton and ONE Esports have partnered up again this year to deliver another MPL Invitational, which eludes to last year’s event being a massive success despite rescheduling in July due to COVID-19.