The Esports World Cup Foundation, the Saudi Arabian nonprofit hosting the inaugural Esports World Cup this summer, has unveiled Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) as the first confirmed title.
Partnering with MLBB’s developer Moonton Games, the Esports World Cup will be home to the MLBB Mid-Season Cup which features professional esports teams from 14 international regions and over 35 countries. The multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) mobile game is one of the most popular games worldwide, with over 110 million monthly active users globally and over 1.46 billion installations.
MLBB will be one of multiple competitive titles coming to Esports World Cup, an eight-week event taking place in Riyadh this summer.
The Esports World Cup Foundation is headed up by CEO Ralf Reichert, former chairman of ESL FACEIT Group (EFG). Commenting on LinkedIn, Reichert said:
“Time flies, we announced the Esports World Cup exactly three month ago. So much has happened, so much progress, so much work. And today we can start talking about it which makes me happy. Today we are starting to announce our game lineup which is incredible.”