MLBB finals at 31st SEA Games receives 2.2 million peak viewership – The 31st Southeast Asian Games were held in the city of Hanoi in Vietnam. It had an esports category where League of Legends, Wild Rift, FIFA Online 4, Free Fire, PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and other popular gaming titles had medal events. Out of all these events, the finals of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang where the Philippines and Indonesia competed for the Gold medal received record-breaking viewership.
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Finals at 31st SEA Games
At the competition, Team Philippines, also known as SIBOL Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team, won the gold medal. Their team was comprised of veterans from the Blacklist International roster as well as emerging talent from the country.
- Johnmar “PHI VILLALUNA” Villaluna (Captain)
- Danerie “PHI DEL ROSARIO” Del Rosario
- Salic “Hadji” Imam
- Dexter “PHI ALABA” Alaba
- Kyle “PHI SOTO” Soto
- Howard “PHI GONZALES” Gonzales
- Russel “PHI USI” Usi
2.2M Peak Viewers on 31st Southeast Asian Games ML:BB. Indonesia vs Philippines is the most popular match of the event. #MLBB #SEAGameshttps://t.co/LFiJnYL2LK pic.twitter.com/hp6rbttTWA
— Esports Charts 🇺🇦 (@EsportsCharts) May 20, 2022
Team Indonesia which got the second medal comprised of talented players from different well-known esports organizations like RRQ Hoshi, ONIC Esports, and EVOS Legends.
- Albert Neilsen “INA Alberttt” Iskandar
- Gilang “INA SANZ”
- Calvin “INA VYN”
- Rivaldi “INA R7” Fatah
- Calvin “INA CW” Winata
- Nicky Fernando “INA Kiboy”
- Ihsan Besari “INA Luminaire” Kusudana
SIBOL MLBB beat Team Indonesia in a best-of-5 series by a 3-1 match score.
Concurrent viewership records were broken at the MLBB finals at the 31st SEA Games
Esports was added to the Southeast Asian Games on the 30th SEA Games held in Manila, Philippines. At that time also, Team Philippines brought the gold medal and the finals had a peak viewership of 200K+.
But with the rising popularity of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang in the region, this year’s finals broke all past records. According to Esports Charts, the gold medal match between SIBOL MLBB and Team Indonesia reached 2.2 million peak concurrent views. It is 10 times the peak concurrent views of the 30th SEA Games. The average viewership of the entire tournament was around 600K+.
This goes on to showcase the high popularity of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang in the Southeast Asian region. Although League of Legends: Wild Rift has started its Wild Rift Champions SEA (WCS) regional league here, it is still quite behind the number one spot occupied by MLBB.
Stay tuned as we bring to you more updates from Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
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