Mobile Legends World Championships are making a comeback in 2021 in the form of M3, and it’s bigger than ever. But before we get into the specifics of the upcoming tournament, let’s do a quick overview of the history of the MLBB World Championships.
Established in 2019, the first Mobile Legends World Championship was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from November 15-17. The event featured 16 teams from Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The first event boasted a prize pool of $250,000 and was dominated by the EVOS Legends team from Indonesia. A month after the event, the 2019 Southeast Asian Games included MLBB as one of the first video games to have its medal event.
M2, which was the second championship event, faced a couple of difficulties due to the pandemic. From Jakarta, Indonesia, the venue now became Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore. In addition, the management also trimmed down the number of participants down to 12, which Bren Sports from the Philippines dominated. M2 was also considered one of the most-watched eSports events in 2020, with over 3 million peak viewers clocking in at over 42 million hours watched. The success of both events encouraged Moonton to make the third event even more significant.
M3 World Championship Details
In its third year, Moonton plans to make the Mobile Legends World Championship bigger than the previous two. Although the organizers have difficulties, they are more than willing to push through with the event. The very first announcements was about the $800,000 prize pool that players can see on the MLBB Official Instagram page. The post featured an image showing the evolution of the Mobile Legends World Championship prize pool from $250,000 to the whopping $800,000 of the upcoming M3.
The increase in prize pool comes with Moonton’s recent expansion of the event, including Arabia and North America. Other than the announcement of the prize pool, the organizers have yet to reveal further details about the event. What’s clear is that the event will take place in December in an offline venue. The country and the exact date of the event, however, remain undisclosed. The probability is that Moonton is still looking not only for the perfect venue but the safest one as well.
MLBB in eSports
Since its inception, MLBB has been consistent in providing a competitive playing field for players across the globe. Despite its freemium marketing structure, the developers ensured that both premium and non-premium players could compete in a fair environment. These elements made MLBB the preferred title in the competitive MOBA scene. Besides, the game’s free-to-play structure provides opportunities for all players to compete in the professional scene.
The continuous evolution of the Mobile Legends World Championship signifies the bright future of eSports. Unlike other eSports titles, MLBB does not require powerful computer setups or dedicated consoles to play. The accessibility of the game is one of the main factors fueling its popularity. To that end, if you haven’t experience the competitive world of MLBB, then now is the time to check it out! Learn its gameplay and battle one on one with every player worldwide.