We start the year with a roadmap for one of the most important esports at mobile level. We are talking about Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) whose main novelty is the transformation of its MSC into the Mid-Season Cup. Same acronym, but change of philosophy. This rebranding is in line with the Esports for Everyone initiative MOONTON Games’ Esports for Everyone initiative, which aims to promote diversity and inclusion.
The objective is to expand opportunities for global athletes to participate in one of the world’s most prominent eSports tournaments.. The Mid-Season Cup marks its inaugural event outside of Southeast Asia, encompassing additional regions such as China and a larger prize pool.
Fans have the opportunity to prepare in advance for an eventful year that promises a host of third-party tournaments and events to promote greater inclusion and diversity. In 2024, MLBB Esports teams, professional and semi-professional organizers and community tournament hosts will host a multitude of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang events, exceeding 2,000 in number and spanning 55 countries and regions.
This extensive schedule encompasses several major events such as the Snapdragon Pro Series hosted by EFG, MSC 2024, MLBB Women’s Invitational, M6 World Championship, IESF and many others.
The tournaments scheduled for next year will cover several important regions such as Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar, Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Türkiye, Mongolia, the Mekong region (comprising Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei), North America, Latin America and, in particular, China, which promises to be particularly exciting.
The M6 World Championship will reintroduce the Wild Card format, along with the group stage and playoffs. This global tournament is scheduled to be held in Malaysia, marking a return to the location of the inaugural M-Series. Spanning November through December, will feature more than 20 teams representing more than 20 countries and regions, with an exciting schedule of more than 50 matches.
In addition, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang professional leagues and semi-professional tournaments are scheduled from February through mid-June, followed by another series between August and October. These events will serve as qualifiers for official competitions. MOONTON has not yet announced further information about the highly anticipated MSC 2024.