Mobile Legends teams compete in US$10,000 eSports tournament

Shanghai Moonton Technology Co. Ltd senior marketing director Mandy Dai (with mike) launching the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup qualifiers finals at Tropicana City Mall. — RICKY LAI/The Star

PETALING JAYA: eSports fans from all over Malaysia and Singapore today converged at Tropicana City Mall here for the Mobile Legends South-East Asia Cup Qualifier Finals.

A total of 14 teams are taking part in the tournament, which will run from today till 10.15pm Sunday, at the main atrium of the shopping mall.

Held in collaboration with Huawei Malaysia, whose latest flagship Honor 8 Pro is the official smartphone for the championship, the event boasts a total prize money of US$10,000 (RM42,830).

Unlike other popular MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) games such as Dota 2, League Of Legends and Heroes Of The Storm, Mobile Legends comes in the form of an app, played on Android and iOS smartphones.

Each competing team consists of five players and will battle with the opposing team with a set of chosen characters, equipped with unique skills and spells.

The prize pool will be split into half as the tournament for the Malaysian and Singaporean teams will be held separately.

The top team from each country will walk away with US$2,500 (RM10,700) each while the second and third place teams will be receiving US$1,000 (RM4,280) and US$500 (RM2,100) respectively.

The top two teams from Malaysia and one from Singapore will be representing their respective countries at the upcoming regional Grand Finals on Aug 19 to 20 at Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC).

If you are a huge Mobile Legends or eSports fan, feel free to drop by as the event is open to the public for free.


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