The first ever Southeast Asian Games to include an esports competition has revealed Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) or Mobile Legends as a medal game (SEA Games).
To help you prepare for the game, I’ve compiled the information you’ll need below.
To begin, let’s define Mobile Legends.
Shanghai Moonton Technology, a gaming studio located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, created and distributed Mobile Legends, a mobile MOBA game for iOS and Android smartphones. The release year of the game is 2016.
Which strategy do you employ?
Mobile Legends is essentially a two-team, five-player battle royale in which one side aims to eliminate the other by destroying their base.
Every participant chooses a hero at the beginning of the game. Heroes are individuals with their own special set of qualities and abilities. There are 92 playable heroes in the game at the moment, split between six classes: tank, fighter, assassin, marksman, support, and wizard.
Players’ duties on their respective teams are based on the positions they perform. The squad may benefit from the abilities of support heroes, such as those that can heal or boost their allies. Because doing so is the best way to ensure the safety and well-being of one’s comrades during a war.
To advance through levels, players must fight computer-controlled enemies, including minions, turrets, and heroes. Doing so earns them virtual currency, which can be used to purchase in-game enhancements for their heroes.
Mobile Legends’ average game length is just 10–15 minutes, but other PC MOBAs like Dota 2 and League of Legends may last for as long as an hour.
How common is it?
There are apparently over 500 million copies of the game in circulation, with another 75 million people regularly engaging with it. It has become a prominent esport, with most of its following based in Southeast Asia.
For instance, in the Philippines, they have their own Mobile Legends esports league called MLBB Professional League. The fourth season just ended, with Sunsparks taking home the title and most of the $54,000 in prize money.
Conversely, amateurs have MLBB LIGA, a street fight competition where supporters may compete against one another for rewards and bragging rights.
In 2019, 16 professional teams from 14 nations will compete in the MLBB World Championship, sometimes known as M1 for short.