[EN] Hotlink and MOONTON Games unveil first-ever tournament powered by the esports community, Hotlink x MPL MY Jaguh All Star
26 April 2024

The MYR 50,000 one-day tournament will feature top athletes from MPL Malaysia (MPL MY), the nation's longest-running and most popular esports league



KUALA LUMPUR, 29 April Hotlink by Maxis, Malaysia's leading integrated telecommunications provider, has teamed up with MOONTON Games, the global video game company behind Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB), to launch its first esports tournament powered by the community.


The Hotlink x MPL MY Jaguh All Star tournament will empower fans by allowing them to pick the teams competing in the MYR 50,000 prize pool event. These will comprise top-tier professional athletes from MLBB Professional League Malaysia (MPL MY), the nation's longest-running and most popular esports league. Hotlink x MPL MY Jaguh All Star will be held on 18 May at the MPL MY Arena at Stadium MBSJ Serdang Jaya, after the final week of the MPL MY Season 13 Regular Season (Week 6 on 11 and 12 May).


As part of the partnership, the tournament will be powered by Hotlink's lightning-fast 5G network. Additionally, Hotlink users who attend the free event will receive event-limited Hotlink x MPL MY Jaguh All Star merchandise and be in the running to attend a meet-and-greet with the winning team.

Rabiras Rajakrishnan, Head of Hotlink Consumer at Maxis, said: "This year, we've amped up our partnership with MOONTON Games as the Malaysia presenter in 2024 to supercharge the growth of the MLBB esports ecosystem. Aside from providing affordable internet and optimising our 5G network for reduced latency, we hope to offer an unparalleled gaming experience to our users with exclusive content and rewards. This tournament will be a perfect opportunity for fans to participate by voting for their favourite players and have a chance to see the league's most talented players in the same match."


Fikri Rizal Mahruddin, Marketing and Business Development Lead at MOONTON Games, said: "Our national competitive MLBB circuit is now in its eighth year, so we're always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to offer our community fresh experiences. Pitting combinations of the league's most popular athletes against each other in a high-stakes competitive arena has always been a huge 'What-if' for fans, so we're delighted to team up with Hotlink to provide them with this opportunity."


The Hotlink x MPL MY Jaguh All Star tournament is the latest in Hotlink's many initiatives to captivate the MLBB esports community in Malaysia with the best gaming experiences. It follows Hotlink's recent expanded partnership with MOONTON Games in 2024 as part of its strategy to empower the gaming ecosystem with its best-in-class 5G network.


Please see Appendix A for details on the Hotlink x MPL MY Jaguh All Star tournament.


MPL Malaysia is organised by MOONTON Games and IO Esports with the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) and Esports Integrated (ESI). Now in its 13th season, the league sees Malaysia's top 10 teams compete for the title of the nation's best MLBB team and a slice of the USD 100,000 (~MYR 479,000) prize pool. This season, the champion will earn direct qualification to the MLBB Mid Season Cup (MSC) held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and a shot at the USD 3,000,000 (~MYR 14,180,000) prize pool – the largest-ever in MLBB competitive history.


Stay up to speed with MPL Malaysia Season 13 updates and action with Hotlink. Hotlink's 5G network provides unmatched network latency with affordable plans in the spirit of making the internet more accessible to offer the best MLBB gaming experience. Fans should not miss out on the chance to win exclusive in-game items and merchandise by visiting the Hotlink booth at the stadium. This season also brings back strategic partners Astro Arena, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), and Nescafe.


Fans can vote for their favourite MPL Malaysia champion here: https://www.hotlink.com.my/en/campaigns/mlbb-gaming/


Download the media kit here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ftBVnpdPsBx2ESFQZMxp6Pf6_ZLN0vIb?usp=sharing

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About Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is the most popular mobile Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game worldwide that brings communities together through teamwork and strategy. With over 1.465 billion installations and 110 million active monthly users, the award-winning game is among the top 10 most played in over 80 countries. With an extensive reach across the Asia Pacific region, the multiplayer is available in 139 countries with an expansive global esports presence.


About Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Esports

Established in 2017, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Esports serves as a platform for players to pursue their dreams of becoming esports athletes and illuminate opportunities within the international esports ecosystem. MLBB Esports has since expanded to multiple leagues, including the MPL series hosted in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Latin America.


About MOONTON Games

Established in 2014, MOONTON is a global video game company dedicated to gaming development, publication and esports. With more than 1,600 employees worldwide, the company operates offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Latin America, Hong Kong and mainland China. It has successfully launched a number of high-profile mobile games globally and has built long-term relationships with governments and esports organizations in more than 30 countries around the world. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is its current star game and the leading mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game worldwide.


We Are Maxis

Maxis is Malaysia’s leading integrated telco, providing high quality digital services and connectivity solutions. As a homegrown Malaysian brand, we have been serving Malaysians for over 25 years and are passionate about bringing together the best of technologies to enable people, businesses and the nation to Always Be Ahead in a changing world. With digitalisation changing the way we live, communicate and access services, we continue to be at the forefront of innovation through our products and services for consumers and enterprises, leveraging our No. 1 converged network that extends to over 94% of the country’s population and one of the widest retail networks nationwide.


We take great pride in investing in the nation and creating a positive impact for all our stakeholders through our community outreach programmes. These are driven by digital learning for students, helping small businesses grow, digitally empowering women entrepreneurs as well as providing scholarships and capability building programmes for deserving young Malaysian talent. Maxis is a public listed company on Bursa Malaysia, with shares owned by over 5,400 institutional shareholders that include more than 23% Government Related Institutional Investors as of September 2023.


For our sustainability track record and other important information please visit www.maxis.com.my.


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Marcus Lim

Senior Regional PR Manager at MOONTON Games

Mobile: +65 9069 2651

Email: marcuslim@moonton.com



Appendix A: Hotlink x MPL MY Jaguh All Star Details


  • Overview:
    • The Hotlink x MPL MY Jaguh All Star tournament will take place on 18 May at the MPL MY Arena at Stadium MBSJ Serdang Jaya.
  • Tournament Format:
    • There will be four competing All Star dream teams comprised of one Captain, four other players, and one coach per team. All team members will be active players in the MPL Malaysia Season 13, as of 18 May.
    • The tournament will have two stages – the Semi Finals (Best-of-Three), followed by the Grand Finals (Best-of-Five).
  • Team Selection:
    • Fans users will have the unique opportunity to pick the Captains of each competing team.
    • The Captains selection will be based on a voting system conducted on the Hotlink x MPL MY Jaguh All Star website. Voting will run from 29 April to 2 May.
    • Each team Captain will be responsible for selecting the remaining four players and coach. The four Captains will be announced on 5 May with the results of the selection to be broadcast on 5 May, during Week 5 of the MPL Malaysia Season 13 Regular Season. The full teams will be unveiled on 10 May.
  • Merchandise Redemption
    • After voting, fans will need to take a screenshot of the "Thank You" page and display this on the event day to redeem exclusive merchandise.
    • Hotlink users will automatically enter a raffle to meet the winning team on 18 May, after the final match concludes.