Cyberathlete Will Host A Collegiate Mobile Legends Tournament With A Prize Pool Of $250,000

Cyberathlete, a Singapore-based esports tournament organizer, announced on Tuesday (May 11) that they will be hosting a Mobile Legend: Bang Bang tournament for college-level players.


The Cyberathlete Collegiate Mobile Legends Series in Southeast Asia will start off with qualifiers from participating countries starting from May to August, with the top teams from each country competing to be part of the eight salaried team to enter the event’s seasonal play. At the end of the series’ third season in November next year, the four top-ranked collegiate teams from Southeast Asia will get the chance of competing against each other and also with the other collegiate teams from around the world for the grand prize amounting to $250,000 in the World Collegiate Finals in December 2022.

The current qualifying country partners of the series include Singapore's Cybersports & Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) with support from Singapore Esports Association (SGEA), E-Stars Nation from Malaysia, National Esports Federation of Philippines (NESFP), and Ligagame Esports from Indonesia, with Cyberathlete announcing more in the future.

"We are really excited to kick the series off in Southeast Asia, where Mobile Legends: Bang Bang has met with massive success. But more importantly, we are proud to be putting students on a path that will allow them to be highly competitive in collegiate esports while remaining engaged with their academic commitments," Cyberathlete CEO Scott Valencia said in a press release.

"Beyond the success of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M2 World Championship, which has reached over 100 million views for the professional esports industry, Moonton also places strong emphasis on the collegiate market as well. Through our 'Esports for Everyone' programme, we are excited to be part of Cyberathlete's ground-breaking initiative for the collegiate market," added Michael Lin, Esports Marketing Manager for MLBB developer Moonton Games.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang keeps being one of the most popular esports titles in Southeast Asia, with most of the MLBB Professional Leagues (MPL) happening across the region amidst their seventh season.