The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Mid-Season Cup (MSC) tournament is set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in July 2024, and it will offer a grand prize of $3 million. This amount represents the largest prize pool ever seen in MLBB competitions, surpassing the prize fund of the M5 World Championship held in Malaysia and the Philippines from November to December 2023, which amounted to $900,000.
The MSC, previously known as the MLBB Southeast Asia Cup, will bring together teams from 35 countries across the globe and will be a part of the Esports World Cup. Typically, the tournament concludes the first round of professional competitions, which occur between February and June. Notably, MSC 2024 will introduce a “wildcard” system, marking a historic first for the tournament. The MSC 2024 event itself is scheduled to take place from July 1 to July 14, 2024.
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By distribution of participants
The Philippines, the proud home of MLBB World Champions AP.Bren, and Indonesia, the reigning M-Series Champions with EVOS Legends, will each be granted 2 slots in the tournament. These slots will be determined by the Champions and Vice-Champions of the MLBB Professional League (MPL) Season 13.
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will also be allocated 2 slots, while Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar, Turkey, China, North America, Eastern Europe/Central Asia (EECA), Latin America (LATAM), and the wildcard winner will each receive one slot.
Ray Ng, the head of esports at MOONTON Games, expressed excitement about their collaboration with the Esports World Cup, describing it as a “new chapter” for MLBB and the global esports community.
- Ng expressed great excitement and enthusiasm about the collaboration with the Esports World Cup, emphasizing their dedication to pushing the boundaries of esports together during the upcoming tournament in Riyadh.
We didn’t forget about the female part
In addition to the main tournament, Saudi Arabia will also be the host country for the MLBB Women’s Invitational, adding another exciting event to the Esports World Cup lineup. MWI 2024, alongside MSC, will take place in Riyadh and feature a diverse range of participants and an impressive prize pool. Women’s teams from 12 regions will compete for a total prize fund of $500,000.
The $500,000 prize fund will be shared by women’s teams from 12 regions:
- Malaysia and Singapore
- Middle East and North Africa
- Eastern Europe and Central Asia
- Mekong region (Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam)
- North America
The prize pool revealed for MWI 2024 stands as the largest in the tournament’s history, signifying a significant increase compared to last year’s meager prize pool of $30,000.
Ng also expressed genuine excitement over the inclusion of teams from new regions, presenting them with remarkable opportunities to partake in the expansion roadmap for both MSC and MWI.
The specific date for the MWI 2024 tournament will be disclosed at a later time. MOONTON’s data indicates that the mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game has amassed an impressive 1.46 billion installations and boasts a monthly active user base exceeding 110 million.