The Esports World Cup Foundation and MOONTON Games recently announced that Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) will be the first confirmed title for the inaugural Esports World Cup in Summer 2024. This event will also see the MLBB Mid-Season Cup (MSC) 2024 taking place in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. The tournament will feature teams from 14 international regions and over 35 countries competing for a record-breaking prize pool of $3 million USD, a significant increase compared to the recently concluded M5 World Championship which had a $900,000 USD prize pool.
The upcoming event will consist of two MLBB tournaments – the MSC 2024 along with the MWI (MLBB Women’s Invitational) event. Both tournaments will be held in Riyadh, marking the first time that an MSC event will be hosted outside Southeast Asia. The MWI will feature an expanded prize pool of $500,000 USD.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the collaboration, Ray Ng, the Head of Esports Ecosystem at Moonton Games, mentioned that the partnership marks a new and exciting chapter for MLBB esports. The CEO of the Esports World Cup Foundation, Ralf Reichert, also welcomed one of the most popular mobile esports titles, emphasizing the significance of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang in the competitive gaming community.
List of regions and slots for MSC 2024 are yet to be disclosed, and more details about both MLBB tournaments happening in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will be unveiled at a later date.
✔️ What is the Esports World Cup 2024?
The Esports World Cup 2024 is the inaugural edition of the international competition that will feature various esports titles, with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang being the first confirmed title for the event.
✔️ When and where will the MSC 2024 and MWI take place?
The MSC 2024 and the MWI will be taking place in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, with the MSC event scheduled from 1st to 14th July 2024.
✔️ How many regions and countries will be participating in the Esports World Cup 2024?
The event will feature teams from 14 international regions and over 35 countries competing for a prize pool of $3 million USD.
✔️ What is the significance of MLBB’s participation in the Esports World Cup?
MLBB’s participation is considered a pivotal moment, expanding the game’s presence and competitiveness on an international scale, further solidifying its position in the world of esports.
The announcement of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s participation in the Esports World Cup 2024, along with the hosting of MSC 2024 and MWI in Riyadh, represents a significant development in the global esports landscape. It highlights the growing popularity and inclusivity of mobile esports while also showcasing the potential for diverse and competitive gameplay on a global stage. The anticipation for these events is high, underlining the increasing significance of esports in the world of competitive gaming.