The search for the world’s best Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team begins this January in the M2 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World championship powered by mobile services provider Smart Communications Inc. (Smart).
Twelve teams from nine countries will converge at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore for a chance to clinch the championship at the Mobile Legends battlefield and bring home the prize pool of $300,000.
Smart Omega and Bren Esports are the official representatives from the Philippines, while teams from Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Japan, and Cambodia are confirmed to be participating.
The tournament officially began on Jan. 18 for the group stage, with the top 8 teams going on to the best-of-three (Match 7 and 9 will be BO5) playoff stage. The finals, with a best-of-seven format, begins today.
The entire tournament will be live-streamed on the official Mobile Legends YouTube channel and Facebook page, allowing all Filipino fans and esports players the chance to witness the amazing top-level Mobile Legends action live.
Filipino esports community
Smart has always been active in promoting esports in the Philippines and supporting esports athletes, with the partnership for the M2 World Championship only the latest effort in this thrust.
Aside from backing its esports team Smart Omega, the telco company has also mounted multiple Mobile Legends competitions nationwide, including the Seasons 5 and 6 of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) and MPL All-Stars last year.
Smart also boosts the gaming experience of subscribers with Free Games for All promo, which comes with 2 GB data per day of popular mobile games like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.