Elevate your game: See what it takes to be a champion esports gamer

The winning team of Season 13 will represent the country at the MSC in July in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. — Montoon Games

What does it take to make it big in a professional esports tournament? According to Moonton Games head of the esports ecosystem, Ray Ng, having a champion mindset is key.

“The team’s mentality should focus on being the best players in the world. Essentially, it would also help them figure out their positioning in the league and which areas they should be improving on,” he says.

Ng also encourages players who are training for tournaments to keep themselves in good shape.

“You should also have a healthy physical body for the competition because it’s going to be an intense two weeks.

“If you advance from the group stage to the knockout rounds and eventually the finals, the schedule is going to be really packed,” he adds.

Ng emphasises the importance of players staying physically fit for the intense two-week competition. — Moonton GamesNg emphasises the importance of players staying physically fit for the intense two-week competition. — Moonton Games

The road to Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Mid Season Cup (MSC) kicks off on March 29 for Malaysia with the MPL Malaysia Season 13.The winning team of Season 13 will represent the country at the MSC in July, which is part of the Esports World Cup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Other countries or regions participating in the tournament include Indonesia, China, North America, Europe and the Middle East.

The upcoming MSC features the biggest prize pool in MLBB history – US$3mil (RM14.3mil) – and also marks the first time that an MLBB tournament is being held outside South-East Asia.

The Esports World Cup will also be hosting the MLBB Women’s Invitational (MWI) event with a prize pool of US$500,000 (RM2.38mil).

Ng says the MWI has levelled up from just an online-only event when it was first held in 2022 with a modest prize pool of US$15,000 (RM70,850).

“The increased prize pool is a huge step towards scaling up the women’s competitive scene,” he says.

Apart from MLBB, the Esports World Cup will feature four other titles, namely StarCraft II, Dota 2, Counter-Strike 2 and Honor Of Kings.

Since releasing in 2016, MLBB boasts over one billion app installations, with more than 100 million active monthly users.

Ng says the partnership with the Esports World Cup shows the company’s commitment to growing the MLBB title into a global product.

“MLBB being involved in the Esports World Cup is exciting news for the community. We have this position to provide for a life-changing prize pool.

“Plus, this is a multi-year partnership deal, so we can assure the community that there will always be a continuous initiative for MLBB to be a part of the World Esports Cup lineup,” he adds.

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