Moonton Technology, a video game developer and publisher, and Esports Middle East (ESME), a world-leading esports and gaming solutions provider based in the Middle East, have announced a partnership for the upcoming Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Middle East and North Africa Series (MLBB MENA).
The collaboration will entail organizing a full set of online and offline tournaments in the region, divided into two seasonal splits – Spring Split and Fall Split – to fight for a $200,000 prize pool and crown a regional victor who will represent MENA in the 2022 M4 World Championship.
- Moonton partners with Esports Middle East LLC to launch its official esports Mobile Legends: Bang Bang league in the Middle East and North Africa for the first time.
- US$200,000 prize pool up for grab alongside the opportunity for the league’s champion to represent the MENA region in the 2022 M4 World Championship
Over the course of six months, beginning with the Spring Split in early January 2022, ESME will use their industry-leading innovations in tournament operations and broadcasting to create a recurring competitive space, as well as shine a light on local talents in one of the most iconic and widely known mobile titles in the world.
Zacky Dong, Marketing Director at Moonton stated: “Mobile Legends: Bang Bang has been committed to promoting e-sports to all regions of the world and has achieved millions of esports fans so far. We are very glad to include the MENA region in the MLBB Professional League alongside our partner ESME this year. We believe that the viewers can expect a mesmerizing esports experience across the biggest broadcast streaming platforms with various surprises in store.”
The MLBB MENA Series tournament will be free to enter, with specific rules and conditions for eligibilities, and will be hosted on ESME’s proprietary AI-powered esports league platform, Arab Esports. Teams will register for an open qualifier in each split, in a Swiss system round-robin format, where the top teams of each season will eventually battle for supremacy at the end of the year in a live event in Dubai, UAE.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Mooton to reach and interact with the large mobile gaming player community,” stated Saeed Sharaf, Founder & CEO of ESME. “With over 400 million unique mobile users in the Middle East and North Africa, we’re certain that mobile esports are the future for the area, thanks to its accessibility and the dedication of a well-known publisher like Moonton.”