$150,000 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Invitational announced by ONE Esports

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is getting it’s own major tournament very soon. The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Invitational will feature a prize pool of $150,000 and take place from May 2nd to July 5th, 2020.

The event will be the first of two competitions done through a partnership between ONE Esports and Moonton, the game’s developer.

“Southeast Asia is at the vanguard of mobile esports, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang has nurtured and grown one of the healthiest esports communities in the world,” said Carlos Alimurung, CEO of ONE Esports. “We will not only provide the community with opportunities to compete against the best Mobile Legends: Bang Bang teams, but also execute a world-class competition series that engages and wows esports fans,”

The international event will feature the best Mobile Legends: Bang Bang players from around the world. The top 12 teams will move into the main event where they’ll be competing for the lion’s share of the $150,000 prize pool.

Lucas Mao, Director of Operations of Moonton, had the following to say about the partnership and event.

“We are really excited about this collaboration with ONE Esports. Their track record in producing story-driven sports production gives us the confidence to go into a longer collaboration where we will feature not one but two regional invitational tournaments in 2020. We wholly believe that this partnership with ONE Esports will further expedite our long term goal of building a sustainable and dynamic esports ecosystem.”

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Invitational qualifier schedule:

  • 2-3 May – Indonesia and Singapore
  • 9-10 May – Philippines and Malaysia
  • 16-17 May – Thailand and Laos (combined), and Myanmar

The main event will run from July 1st to 5th in Jakarta.

Prize pool breakdown:

1st – $50,000
2nd – $25,000
3rd – $20,000
4th – $15,000
5th/6th – $8,000
7th/8th – $6,000
9th/10th – $4,000
11th/12th – $2,000

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