MOONTON has announced various promotional activities to celebrate the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) M2 World Championship (M2), taking place in Singapore from 18 January to 24 January 2021.
TODAK will represent Malaysia at the upcoming tournament. In 2019, TODAK won 3rd place Mobile Legends Bang Bang (MLBB) M1 World Championship that was held in Malaysia Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur on 11 November to 14 November 2019. As one of the top three winning teams in the championship, TODAK took home a cash prize of RM83,536 (US$20,000).
The Malaysian esports team has been applauded for their unique aggressive playstyle and has proven themselves to be one of the biggest powerhouses in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League MYSG (MPL MYSG).
TODAK will begin competing in Phase 1 of the M2 World Championship on 18 January 2021 with the following teams:
- TODAK (Malaysia) vs OmegaEsports (Philippines) – (Match 1) (10:00AM – 11:40AM).
- TODAK (Malaysia) vs Impunity KH (Cambodia) – (Match 3) (1:40PM – 3:20PM).
Organised by MOONTON in collaboration with Singapore’s Cybersports and Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), M2 will be the first global offline esports event to be held in Southeast Asia in 2021 as top esports teams from around the world will be converging in the safe confines of Shangri-La Hotel Singapore to battle for a prize pool of US$300,000 behind closed doors.
The winning team will walk away with US$140,000 in cash and will also receive its very own skin integrated with the team’s branding on a hero of choice. Top esports teams hailing from as far as Japan, Brazil, and Russia will be flying to Singapore to compete in this highly anticipated esports tournament.
The teams who have been invited to Singapore are as follows:
- Indonesia – RRQ, ALTER EGO ESPORTS
- Philippines – BREN ESPORTS, OMEGA ESPORTS
- Malaysia – TODAK
- Singapore – RSG, EVOS SG
- Myanmar – BURMESE GHOULS
- Japan – 10S GAMING FROST
- Cambodia – IMPUNITY KH
- Russia – UNIQUE DEVU
- Brazil – DREAMMAX
MOONTON co-founder and CEO Justin Yuan said:
“Mobile Legends traces much of its global success today to its roots in Southeast Asia and MOONTON is very pleased to bring this great news to gamers everywhere with much thanks to the support of the Singapore government and our industry partners.
This will be our most exciting event ever as our top players embark on this epic journey to battle it out in Singapore.”
Mobile Legends recently reached one billion downloads on iOS and Android mobile phones in November 2020, with over 9.77 billion matches played and 9.8 million players having reached the top rank of Mythic. The M2 World Championship 2021 in Singapore is expected to reach 400 million views through various broadcast channels.
All approved travellers must abide by the requirements on COVID-19 prevention and control and prevailing public health regulations. A safety protocol handbook will also be distributed digitally pre-arrival and in hard copy on arrival to all participants, detailing what needs to be done from leaving their countries, arriving in Singapore, and eventually landing back home.
In addition, MOONTON is also dedicating the entire month of January 2021 as a celebration of Mobile Legends esports. This month, an M2-themed game client and a series of promotional activities will be launched, including an M2-themed skin.
In anticipation of the tournament, a teaser video announcing the upcoming M2 World Championship for January 2021 was launched on 1 December 2020.