Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is the first mobile Esport game to confirm participation in the 2019 SEA Games. Since then, other Esports games have joined the lineup, making it six gold medals to be won for this division.
The MLBB Philippine Team is made up of the following members:
- Kenneth Jiane ‘Kenji’ Villa
- Karl Gabriel ‘KarlTzy’ Nepomuceno
- Carlito ‘Ribo’ Ribo
- Jeniel ‘Haze’ Bata-anon
- Angelo Kyle ‘Pheww’ Arcangel
- Allan Sancio ‘Lusty’ Castromayor
- Jason Rafael ‘Jay’ Torculas.
When asked how Jay, who has been playing for almost three years, got to join the Philippine team, he answered, “Kahit sino naman siguro gusto maging part ng Philippine team. I worked hard to earn my spot.” Pheww says, “Maraming kelangan i-sacrifice tsaka kailangan mag commit 100%”
The Philippine team has daily practice of 8 hours, both online and offline, as part of their preparation for SEA Games. Moonton has been supporting the teams by providing diamonds which allows the teams more time to practice and play Mobile Legends Bang Bang. They offer tournament mode in game and promote the teams through the game and through online updates.
What is their message to their fans? Pheww says, “Salamat sa mga sumusuporta sana patuloy kayong sumuporta at samahan niyo kame sa SEA Games! Sa mga gustong mag pro player diyan wag maging pabaya laging mag-aim ng mataas.” Jay adds, “Hello sa mga sumusupport sa team Sibol sana sa darating na laban namin suporthan nyo kami ng sobra sabay sabay tyo mananalo!”
The Mobile Legends Bang Bang has amassed over 500 million downloads and 75 million active players since it first launched. Much of its popularity is centered around Southeast Asia, where the game has established itself as a major Esport.
Catch the live streaming of the matches on December 5,6 and 8, 2019 via Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s official Facebook page and 5PLUS on FREE TV.