Indonesia is set to return as the host of "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup 2018" (MSC 2018), which is the Southeast Asia regional leg of the multiplayer online game "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang" (MLBB) competition. Slated for three days from July 27 to 29 at JIEXpo Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, this year's competition is said to be bigger than previously and will also be live broadcast on Facebook in Indonesian, Thai and English.
Irliansyah said that last year the three-day event attracted up to 51,000 people, meanwhile the Indonesian Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) competition in June saw the attendance of 78,000 people. All of this year’s participants were officially invited by the committee. Hence, only certain representatives, who are winners or talented teams at MPL season 1, will be taking part in the competition. A total prize of $100,000 has been prepared for the winners.
Regarding its future plans, Moonton says that it is seeking to invite other countries to join next year's MSC, such as Laos and Cambodia. The developer also plans to hold a World Cup version of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang by expanding to Europe, North America and Latin America. The first edition of the MSC was held last year. Taking place at Gandaria City in South Jakarta and Taman Anggrek Mall in West Jakarta, the competition reportedly broke records, including 30 hours of live streaming on MLBB's YouTube channel and Facebook account, 6.12 million viewers on YouTube and 4.6 million viewers on Facebook.