In a groundbreaking development, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will be one of the three new regions set to participate in the highly anticipated ONE Esports MPL Invitational for the very first time. This marks a significant milestone for the MENA esports scene, which has been steadily gaining recognition and popularity on the global stage.
Moonton, the publisher of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB), and One Esports, one of Asia’s largest global esports media platforms, will host the ONE Esports MPL Invitational at the prestigious GBK Basketball Hall in Jakarta, Indonesia, from November 15–19. This tournament is a pinnacle event in the MLBB competitive calendar, attracting top-tier teams from around Asia.
The inclusion of MENA teams in the competition is a testament to the region’s growing influence in the esports landscape. Historically, Asian teams have predominantly dominated the MPL Invitational, but now, MENA teams are poised to shake up the competition and showcase their prowess on the global stage.
However, MENA is not the only new face at this year’s MPL Invitational. Teams from North America and China will also be making their debut appearances, adding an exciting layer of diversity to the tournament. The global expansion of the competition reflects the universality of esports, transcending geographical boundaries and bringing together talent from all corners of the globe.
The road to the ONE Esports MPL Invitational for MENA teams began with the 2023 MPL Middle East and North Africa Fall, a fiercely competitive regional tournament that commenced on September 8. The champion of this event, which is set to conclude on October 21, will earn the prestigious title of MENA representative at the Invitational. The region’s top team will be battling it out with 15 other teams from seven different regions, all vying for a piece of the impressive $100,000 prize pool.
The MENA region has been making significant strides in esports in recent years, with a surge in popularity, dedicated talent, and a growing fanbase. The inclusion of MENA teams in the ONE Esports MPL Invitational provides a unique opportunity for these teams to showcase their skills on the international stage and solidify their presence in the global esports community.
As the esports world eagerly awaits the kick-off of the ONE Esports MPL Invitational, the participation of MENA teams, alongside those from North America and China, promises to make this event one of the most exciting and diverse in the history of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang esports. Fans worldwide can look forward to witnessing thrilling clashes, unexpected strategies, and the emergence of new esports heroes from regions that are breaking new ground in competitive gaming.