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Singtel partners Moonton to run first Mobile Legends: Bang Bang professional league in Singapore

Singtel’s PVP Esports partners with MOONTON to present Singapore’s inaugural Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League.

Jeremy Na

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Published: 4 February 2021, 5:52 PM

Calling all avid Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) players! If you’re looking for a way to make a name for yourself, this is it!

Following the success of MLBB in Singapore, its developers, MOONTON, have partnered with Singtel’s PVP Esports to host Singapore’s first M LBB Professional League (MPL Singapore).

While the league used to fall under the title of MPL MYSG and featured both Malaysian and Singaporean participants, MPL Singapore will focus on local talents instead and hopes to bolster interest in the domestic esports scene.

Registration for the inaugural season opened on Feb 1. Qualifiers are scheduled for March, with the top eight teams participating in the regular season playoffs between April and May. 

Shortlisted teams will even be able to play alongside professional Singaporean teams. 

Winners of MPL Singapore will advance to MOONTON’s Mobile Legends regional and global tournaments and get a chance to compete with the best MLBB players globally.

The tournament will be streamed on MPL Singapore and PVP Esports social media pages.

Apart from simply being a new platform to showcase local teams, there are hopes that the MPL will help develop the local gaming ecosystem by encouraging potential brand partners to get involved in the tournament through initiatives like sponsorships, collaboration with teams and joint campaigns.Singtel’s head of business and marketing, Cindy Tan, said they hope to discover and support new local gaming talents through MPL Singapore.

“At the same time, strengthen collaborations with game developers, brand sponsors, various agencies and institutions to build a vibrant gaming scene in Singapore and the region,” she added.

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