First Ever Mobile Legends World Championship Comes To Malaysia; A Total Prize Pool Of USD $250,000

For the first time ever, the multiplayer online battle arena mobile game, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB), will be having its very own world championship, titled MLBB World Championship 2019 (M1). The Championship, better known as M1, will be the proving ground for all elite MLBB competitors around the world, to represent their nation to be crowned the world champion of Mobile Legends.

The M1 main event will be taking place on 15 – 17 November 2019 at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with the Group Stage taking place on 11 – 14 November 2019. The world championship will feature the top 16 professional MLBB teams from 14 nations to battle it out for a share of the USD $250,000 (RM 1,047,975) total prize pool.

The 16 teams will consist of 8 direct-invited teams and 8 qualified teams: –

  1. 8 direct-invited teams via Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Myanmar.
  2. 8 qualified teams via M1 Qualifiers in Brazil, Cambodia, Japan, Thailand and Laos, Russia, Turkey, Vietnam and the USA.

Cherry Xia as Vice President at Shanghai Moonton Technology said;

“We are so excited to be hosting the very first World Championship tournament for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. It has always been our aim to elevate the game to greater heights and so the commemoration of MLBB World Championship 2019 (M1) is definitely a proud achievement for us.

“We hope that M1 will serve as the ultimate goal for MLBB players to propel them to hone their skills and talents. With the competitiveness involving nations around the world, we also hope to provide the MLBB fans with world-class viewing experience.”

Looks like there’s some serious talk around the mobile gaming eSports scene, and this is definitely just a precursor to even more tournaments popping up around Southeast Asia, and the world.


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