U Mobile’s MLCC Intensifies As It Heads To Other Regions

U Mobile has crowned 15 out of 22 teams from campuses around West Malaysia as of today, for finalists to compete at the Grand Finale of U Mobile’s Mobile Legends Campus Championship 2019 (MLCC) which will be held at Battle Arena, Jaya Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya this coming 19th October 2019.

This event has attracted more than 55 teams, and by end of the tournament, it’s expected that 150 teams across 22 campuses in West Malaysia will have battled it out to be crowned the 22 campus winners. This will be one of the largest participated ground campus eSports events of the year.

The overwhelming response can be attributed to the growing popularity of eSports and the campus events, which provided a healthy, competitive environment for the youth to showcase their talents in mobile gaming. Of course, the cash prize money sponsored by U Mobile and in-game Diamonds sponsored by Moonton makes it even more attractive to participants.

On the campus level, the winning team will receive RM1,000 cash and 400 in-game Diamonds, and up to RM 50,000 cash prizes awaiting the winner at the grand finals.

Check out what winners at the campus level have said about the tournament;

“I think it’s a really cool opportunity for us. Just playing a game that we are familiar with earned us a prize money of RM1,000. Imagine, if we win, we can get cash prizes worth RM 50,000! This is a chance of a lifetime for us and might even be the start of our pro careers.” – Team “LCI” from UTAR Sungai Long, Kuala Lumpur.

Team LCI From UTAR Sungai Long

But we’ve also got returning teams that fancy a chance to be the Champion, this time around;

“Last year we joined U Mobile’s Mobile Legends tournament, but we came up short in the Grand Final. This year we will do our best to compete to be the Champion.

“To achieve our goal, we have put more effort to practising and playing with other teams to gain more experience and skills, and to see what really works for us. We believe that students are not supposed to focus only their studies, and have other ambitions, like having an eSports career.

“Thank you, U Mobile, for having the MLCC at our campus. We as students always feel stressful from classes, studying, and assignments. And a campus tournament like this, becomes a short get away for us to get our mind off things.” – Team “Wyvern’s Fury” from UTP Tronoh, Perak.

Wyvern’s Fury – Winner of UTP Tronoh, Perak

And the students aren’t the only one who think it’s a good idea, check out what this lecturer had to say from one of the campuses;

“I have heard a lot of feedback from students regarding eSports and most of them are playing Mobile Legends. So, I decided to give it a try as I wanted to understand and see what it’s all about. During these 2 days, I found that our students are very active and were excited to join the tournament.

“I believe eSports is growing now and if there is another online gaming tournament, I will definitely like to be a part of it. We are happy that Politeknik Shah Alam has been selected as one of the campus for U Mobile’s MLCC this year.” – Mr Azzam, Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah. Shah Alam, Selangor.

“Pyro Reborn” – Politeknik Shah Alam Winning Team

eSports: It’s Not Just The Boys Who Conquer

The tournament’s first winning team had a surprising twist, because of the 15 teams that competed at APU, there was one team which had a female competitor. The newbie mixed gender team, who had not played together before, won and will represent their university in the Grand Finals.

“We did not expect to win at all, because we’re just casual players. Since the tournament is here and we had no classes, we decided to give it a go. The battle was pretty intense considering that APU has many excellent teams. We have an eSports club and have organised Mobile Legends tournament every semester, hence we are not short of pro level players. Being the campus’ winner has given us confidence and we will try our best at the Grand Finals and make our university proud” – Team “FruityCutie”, from APU Bukit Jalil.

APU Bukit Jalil’s Winning Team: FruityCutie

As the tournament progressed, more female participants took part, which goes to show that eSports is a game for everyone based on personal abilities, without the limitations set by stereotypes or genders.

But wait, there’s more!

During the 2-day campus tournaments, other fun activities such as games and challenges kept students and lecturers occupied and participating, such as their Hidden Gem games where participants can win Tealive vouchers. The Hidden Gem game is the limelight hogger at the events. It tests the student’s courage where they need to dip their hands into an enclosed box filled with mysterious wonders to find the hidden gems.

The Cosplay Selfie contest is as simple as it gets. All that’s needed from the participant is to take a photo wearing the Mobile Legends garb, post it on their Instagram and come up with a creative slogan to win prizes like the Samsung A50, OPPO F11 or Huawei 3i.

The euphoria is uncontainable with teams competing, students cheering, winners celebrating, and it really gives the MLCC a vibe never felt before in any campus eSports tournament.

*The Moonton endorsed MLCC tournament will continue its roadshows at Penang, Klang Valley, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor. The Grand Finals will be held in Battle Arena Jaya Shopping Centre, 19th October 2019.

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