Mobile Legends Joins the Esports World Cup 2024: A Monumental Step for Mobile Esports

Mobile Legends Joins the Esports World Cup 2024: A Monumental Step for Mobile Esports

23. January 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) takes a groundbreaking step as the first confirmed title for the upcoming Esports World Cup 2024, set to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This inclusion marks a significant milestone in the world of mobile esports.

MLBB Mid-Season Championship at Esports World Cup

  • The Esports World Cup will feature the MLBB Mid-Season Championship.
  • Teams from 14 international regions will compete, showcasing top-tier mobile esports talents.

Organizational Excitement

  • Ralf Reichert, CEO of the Esports World Cup Foundation, expressed enthusiasm about incorporating MLBB, one of the world’s most popular mobile esports.
  • The event promises to be a global celebration of video gaming culture.

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Impressive Viewership and Reach

  • MLBB’s massive appeal is evident from the 5 million peak concurrent viewers during the M5 World Championship in December 2023.
  • Over 1.46 billion installations worldwide, highlighting its widespread popularity.

The Venue: A Premier Esports Destination

  • Riyadh, known for its commitment to growing the esports scene, will host the eight-week Esports World Cup event.
  • The event will feature multiple gaming titles, including a rumored League of Legends tournament.

MOONTON Games’ Vision

  • Lucas Mao, Managing Director of Global Esports at MOONTON Games, anticipates the Esports World Cup will expand MLBB’s global reach.
  • The event is expected to introduce MLBB to new audiences and further cement its status in the esports world.

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Background: The Esports World Cup’s Inception

  • The Esports World Cup was first revealed at the New Global Sport Conference in October 2023.
  • It aims to be a platform for the best players to be recognized as competitive and cultural icons.

A New Era for Esports

The inclusion of Mobile Legends in the Esports World Cup 2024 represents a pivotal moment in the esports industry, especially for mobile gaming. It emphasizes the growing importance and recognition of mobile esports on the global stage. This event is set to be a spectacular showcase of skill, strategy, and the vibrant esports culture.