en.m.wikipedia.org
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
"MLBB" redirects here. It is not to be confused with MLB.
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (Chinese: 无尽对决; pinyin: wújìn duìjié)[3] is a mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) developed and published by Moonton, a subsidiary of ByteDance. Released in 2016, the game has become popular in Southeast Asia and was among the games chosen for the first medal event esports competition at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines.
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
Developer(s)Moonton
Publisher(s)Moonton
EngineUnity[1]
Platform(s)Android, iOS
ReleaseAndroid
WW: 14 July 2016
iOS
WW: 9 November 2016[2]
Genre(s)Multiplayer online battle arena
In July 2018, Tencent (which also developed similar games, Arena of Valor) on behalf of Riot Games won a lawsuit in Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People's Court against Moonton's CEO Watson Xu Zhenhua (as he had previously worked in Tencent as one of Tencent's senior employee), for violating a law regarding Non-Compete Agreements along with Mobile Legends' plagiarism of League of Legends, and was awarded a settlement of $2.9 million.
Gameplay
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game designed for mobile phones. The two opposing teams fight to reach and destroy the enemy's base while defending their own base for control of a path, the three "lanes" known as "top", "middle", and "bottom", which connects the bases.[4] Weaker computer-controlled characters, called "minions", spawn at team bases and follow the three lanes to the opposite team's base, fighting enemies and turrets.[5]
Characters
Mobile Legends initially had 10 heroes upon its release in 2016.[6] It later grew to 70 by November 2018,[6] and as of December 2020, 103 heroes are in the live server.
Moonton regularly collaborates with Southeast Asian countries to create new characters from their respective histories or folklore to further increase the game's appeal,[7] introducing characters such as Lapu Lapu (Philippines),[8] Minsitthar (based on Kyansittha; Myanmar),[9][10] Kadita (based on Nyai Roro Kidul; Indonesia),[11] and Badang (Malaysia).[12]
In November 2020, Moonton announced Filipino professional boxer Manny Pacquiao as the brand ambassador for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang in the Philippines. To commemorate the partnership, Moonton also launched a character based on Pacquiao in the game known as Paquito.[13]
Related media
Garudayana
In June 2017, Moonton approached Is Yuniarto, an Indonesian comic book artist that best known for Garudayana, a Javanese action fantasy comic series from Indonesia. The Garudayana comic series was published by numerous comic publishers in Indonesia such as Koloni (Original imprint version), Curhat Anak Bangsa (Garudayana Saga),[14] Webtoon (Digital comic),[15] and CIAYO Comics (Web comic).[16] On 11 August 2015, Is Yuniarto stated on his Facebook page that he has officially cooperated to release the comic which is now in its fifth saga with one of the most famous online comic publishers in Japan, Digital Catapult, in which Garudayana comic originally only available in indonesian language, now also available for English and Japanese language for audiences outside Indonesia.[17][18][19]
The reason Moonton approached Is Yuniarto is to included Gatotkaca from Garudayana as a playable character in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang to promote the game, attracting local audiences as well as boosting the game popularity in Indonesia.[20] Moonton also later included Kadita, an Indonesian goddess of the sea from Sundanese and Javanese beliefs as playable character in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang to further appeal Indonesian playerbase.
The King of Fighters
In March 2019, Moonton approached SNK for collaboration, introducing characters from The King of Fighters (KOF) as skins in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.[21] The skins have unique KOF ability effects and voiceovers. The 1st KOF series skins released in the game were Iori Yagami for the hero Chou, Leona Heidern for the hero Karina, and Athena Asamiya for the hero Guinevere.[22] The 2nd KOF series skins released were Kula Diamond for the hero Aurora, K' for the hero Gusion, and Orochi Chris for the hero Dyrroth.[23]
Esports
Awards and nominations
The game became highly popular in Southeast Asia, notably in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, where it was the most-downloaded free mobile game app among iPhone users in 2017.[24][25]
AwardDateCategoryRecipient(s)ResultRef(s)
EXGCON Indonesia Gaming AwardsDecember 13, 2019Most Favorite Game Developer of the YearMoontonNominated[26]
Most Favorite Game of the YearMobile Legends: Bang BangWon[27]
[28]
Most Favorite Tournament of the YearMobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL)Won[29]
Tournaments
Official tournaments
Official Mobile Legends tournaments have been held in the Southeast Asian region, including the annual Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asian Competition (MSC) and having their own local leagues such as the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL).[30][31][32]
The first Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World Championship, dubbed as M1, was held in Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 15 to 17 November 2019. The competition featured 16 teams across the world to battle it out for a prize pool of US$250,000.[33][34]
Mobile Legends was among the first game titles to be included as a medal event for esports at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.[35][36][37]
Other tournaments
Philippines
Campaigns
515 Unite
515 Unite is an annual global campaign launched in integrating online and offline Mobile Legends events such as cosplay competitions and roadshows.[45] The theme song for Mobile Legends 515 Unite 2019 event was "Bang Bang" sang by Shorelle.[46] In May 2020, Moonton released "Party Legends" on YouTube, Spotify, and other streaming services.[47]
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 515 campaign for 2020 was limited to online events and competitions.[48]
Crazy Legends: Charity Homestand
In April 2020, Moonton partnered with Save the Children Philippines to help children in need due to the 2020 Luzon enhanced community quarantine by dedicating an online streaming event called Crazy Legends: Charity Homestand. Twenty streamers participated, including Dogie, ChooxTV, Z4pnu, and Eric Tai.[49]
Development
After Moonton finished developing its first game called Magic Rush: Heroes, released in 2015, they proceeded with developing the company's next project, a mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game later titled Mobile Legends.[50] Mobile Legends was released by Moonton with the subtitle "5v5 MOBA" on 14 July 2016.[51] The game is distributed by Elex Tech in the United States.[52]
According to a scan of published apps on Google Play by Check Point Research last June 2019, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang was affected by CVE-2015-8271 (FFmpeg RTMP video streaming), a vulnerability that also affected popular apps like Facebook, Messenger, and SHAREit.[53][54]
In early 2020, the game was heavily affected by third-party plugins and scripts that allowed map-hacks prompting Moonton to publicly publish punishments made through its social media accounts revealing the account ID of the banned players.[55][56] Some accounts were also hacked due to exploits to Device ID that may have been due to the third-party scripts according to an official statement from Moonton.[57][58] In response, patch 1.4.86 enabled two-factor authentication when logging in to a new device.[59]
Update phase
MLBB 2.0
On July 18, 2019, Moonton announced MLBB 2.0 via its Epicon 2019 conference. MLBB 2.0 consists of an engine upgrade to a more recent version of the Unity game engine from version 4 to version 2017.[60][61] Moonton also promised faster loading times and start-up speed of up to 60%.[62] Other improvements of the update include reduced lag, improved character modelling, and the new in-game map Imperial Sanctuary.[63] The update helped increase the cross-platform social media views earned by the game from 56 million in September 2019 to 76 million the next month making the game ranked fourth of all channels from all gaming brands in the US.[64]
Project NEXT
Announced on June 5, 2020, Project NEXT is Moonton's next project for Mobile Legends including revamps to older heroes' 3D models, skill sets, stories, and voice lines. They also announced an improved targeting method called "Smart Targeting" improving accuracy.[65]
Spin-off game
Mobile Legends: Adventure
Moonton released a spin-off game entitled Mobile Legends: Adventure, a role-playing strategy game, on 31 July 2019.[66]
Lawsuit
After the game's initial release, Riot Games suspected that the game was imitating the intellectual property of League of Legends and contacted Google to remove the game from Google Play. Moonton then removed the game before Google could take it down and eventually relaunched it with the altered name Mobile Legends: Bang Bang on 9 November 2016.[51]
In July 2017, Riot Games filed a lawsuit against Moonton because of copyright infringement, citing similarities between Mobile Legends and League of Legends.[67] Riot Games also complained that the name title of Mobile Legends sounds confusingly similar to League of Legends.[68] The case was dismissed in the Central District Court of California in the United States on account of forum non conveniens. Tencent, Riot's parent company, on behalf of Riot Games, then filed a new, separate lawsuit directly targeting Moonton's CEO, Watson Xu Zhenhua (as he had previously worked in Tencent as one of Tencent's senior employee) in Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People's Court, for violating a law regarding Non-Compete Agreements, which ruled in Tencent's favor in July 2018, awarding Tencent a settlement of $2.9 million (RMB19.4 million).[69][70]
References
  1. ^ Low, Aloysius (18 July 2019). "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is getting an engine update | ONE Esports - The Home Of Esports". ONE Esports. Archived from the original on 9 December 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  2. ^ Wasid, Ahmed (11 August 2019). "Is Mobile Legends: Bang Bang the next big mobile esport?". DotEsports.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2020. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  3. ^ "《英雄联盟》起诉两款国产山寨LOL手游"​. People.cn (in Chinese). 11 July 2017. Archived from the original on 15 July 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  4. ^ Fauzi, Moch Prima (12 June 2017). "Tips dan Trik Bermain 'Mobile Legends: Bang Bang'". Okezone.com. Archived from the original on 21 April 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  5. ^ Khalid, Umair (19 June 2017). "Mobile Legends Jungle Guide – Jungling Tips, Best Junglers, Monster Respawns, Buffs, How to Farm Jungle". SegmentNext. Archived from the original on 25 March 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b Sheany (9 November 2018). "Game Developers Should Focus on Each Country's Unique Culture: Moonton Chief Executive". Jakarta Globe. Nusa Dua. Archived from the original on 23 December 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang unleashes Southeast Asian warriors • SEA Wave". SEA Wave. 27 June 2020. Archived from the original on 13 July 2020. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  8. ^ Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (19 May 2017). "Mobile Legends: Bang bang! New Hero |Lapu Lapu| Gameplay". YouTube. YouTube LLC. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  9. ^ Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (18 November 2018). "New Hero | Courageous Warrior | Minsitthar | Mobile Legends: Bang Bang!". YouTube. YouTube LLC. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  10. ^ News Desk (9 December 2019). "Southeast Asian legends highlighted in App Store's 'Mobile Legends' spotlight". The Jakarta Post. Jakarta: PT. Niskala Media Tenggara. Archived from the original on 11 June 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  11. ^ The Jakarta Post (24 December 2018). "Character inspired by mythical queen of the Southern Sea appears in Mobile Legends". The Jakarta Post. Archived from the original on 10 April 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  12. ^ Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (12 January 2019). "New Hero | Tribal Warrior | Badang | Mobile Legends: Bang Bang!". YouTube. YouTube LLC. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Announces Manny Pacquiao as Philippines Brand Ambassador". The Esports Observer. 23 November 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Garudayana Saga V - Curhat Anak Bangsa". 2015. Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Garudayana Saga - Webtoon". 11 December 2015. Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Garudayana - CIAYO Comics". CIAYO Comics. 16 April 2018. Archived from the original on 6 August 2020. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  17. ^ "Garudayana comic made its debut in Japan". m.brilio.net. Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Is Yuniarto reviving Indonesian comic". The Jakarta Post. 10 July 2017. Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  19. ^ "Garudayana akan hadir dalam Bahasa Jepang". KAORI Nusantara. 3 August 2015. Archived from the original on 22 October 2020. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  20. ^ "IP Indonesia Curi Perhatian Licensing Expo China, dari Komik Ga Jelas sampai Satria Dewa Gatotkaca". Warta Kota (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 31 July 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  21. ^ "King of Fighters And Mobile Legends Have An EPIC Collaboration!". Archived from the original on 26 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Mobile Legends Adds King Of Fighters Skins". Archived from the original on 1 October 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  23. ^ Fajar (16 August 2019). "Skin KOF V.2 Will Be Released For Dyrroth, Aurora, & Gusion". FajarYusuf.Com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  24. ^ Ismail, Izwan (7 December 2017). "Here is Apple's list of top apps in Southeast Asia for 2017". New Straits Times. Archived from the original on 21 April 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  25. ^ Harris, Iain (20 July 2018). "Moonton's popular MOBA Mobile Legends plunders $200m in global revenues". Pocket Gamer.biz. Steel Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 3 October 2019. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  26. ^ "Ini dia 5 nominasi untuk kategori MOST FAVORITE Game Developer Of The Year. Pilih salah satu, untuk nantinya akan dinobatkan sebagai yang paling favorit! #EXGCON19". exgcon (Instagram) (in Indonesian). 11 November 2019. Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  27. ^ "Ini dia 5 nominasi untuk kategori MOST FAVORITE Game Of The Year. Pilih salah satu, untuk nantinya akan dinobatkan sebagai yang paling favorit! #EXGCON19". exgcon (Instagram) (in Indonesian). 11 November 2019. Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  28. ^ "...and the award for The Most Favourite Game of The Year goes to Mobile Legends! #IGA19". exgcon (Instagram). 13 December 2019. Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  29. ^ "Congratulations to MLBB Professional League for winning The Most Favourite Tournament of The Year! #IGA19". exgcon (Instagram). 13 December 2019. Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  30. ^ "Drama breaks out at Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup 2018". IGN (SEA). 28 July 2018. Archived from the original on 30 March 2019. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  31. ^ Chan, Matthew (31 July 2018). "Philippines Dominate MSC 2018 with Aether Main Bringing Home the Crown!". IGN (SEA). Archived from the original on 7 June 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  32. ^ Coloma, Angela (4 June 2019). "With regional tilt, Mobile Legends finds value in PH market". ABS-CBN Corporation (ESports). Archived from the original on 8 August 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  33. ^ "Philippine teams to compete in the first ever Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World Championship 2019". ABS-CBN Sports. 11 November 2019. Archived from the original on 16 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  34. ^ Marges, Jason (10 November 2019). "M1 2019: A Primer for the world's biggest Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Clash". One ESports. Archived from the original on 16 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  35. ^ "Mobile Legends is the first confirmed esports title for the 2019 SEA Games". FOX Sports Asia. 28 November 2018. Archived from the original on 11 December 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  36. ^ "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang continues to drive excitement at LIGA2Kontrabida and Cosplay Mania 2019". Business Mirror. 24 October 2019. Archived from the original on 28 October 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  37. ^ Coloma, Angela (7 August 2019). "With esports debuting in the 2019 SEA Games, which titles are set to be played?". Archived from the original on 25 January 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  38. ^ Morales, Luisa (29 August 2019). "WATCH: 'The Nationals' poised to become breeding ground for Philippine esports". Philstar.com. Archived from the original on 29 October 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  39. ^ "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang continues to drive excitement at LIGA2Kontrabida and Cosplay Mania 2019". BusinessMirror. 24 October 2019. Archived from the original on 28 October 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  40. ^ "Join the Philippine Pro Gaming League 2019 Mobile Legends Corporate League". MANILA BULLETIN. 13 July 2019. Archived from the original on 28 October 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  41. ^ "Mobile Legends Bang Bang x Facebook Gaming launches Crazy Legends community event". benteuno.com. Archived from the original on 4 August 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  42. ^ "Open Kitchen Kagitingan League Mobile Legends Tournament for the Youth launches this October". Manila Standard. 9 September 2019. Archived from the original on 13 September 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  43. ^ "LOOK: Star Magic to host Mobile Legends event". ABS-CBN News. 27 July 2019. Archived from the original on 8 August 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  44. ^ "SM Cyberzone Game Fest comes to Cebu". SunStar Publishing Inc. Archived from the original on 28 October 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  45. ^ "Moonton Kicks Off Mobile Legends' 515 Unite Campaign in Singapore". Business Wire. 25 April 2019. Archived from the original on 28 August 2019. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  46. ^ Oktarini, Dinar Surya (6 June 2019). "Not Many Know, This Beautiful Woman Singing Theme Song Mobile Legends". Hitekno. Archived from the original on 10 June 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  47. ^ "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Theme Song "Party Legends" Launched". ABS-CBN SPORTS. 2 May 2020. Archived from the original on 21 May 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  48. ^ Hashim, Natasha (24 April 2020). "All You Need to Know About Mobile Legends' 515 Celebrations". IGN. Archived from the original on 6 August 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  49. ^ "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang! Organizes Online Events to Raise Funds for Affected Kids". ABS-CBN SPORTS. 24 April 2020. Archived from the original on 8 May 2020. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  50. ^ 白鲸出海 (26 November 2018). "沐瞳科技创始人袁菁解读《无尽对决》:从一天推广费亏30万美金到成为印尼国民手游"​. 卖家之家 (in Chinese). mjzj.com. Archived from the original on 13 June 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020. 2015 年,沐瞳科技研发出了他们的第一款游戏,叫做《Magic Rush:Heroes》(魔法英雄),Google Play 和 Apple store 都在全球进行了推荐,巅峰时期的收入达到了一个月 900 多万美金。“这算是成功了。”袁菁说道。。。。在《Magic Rush:Heroes》这款游戏上,沐瞳科技积累了很多经验。首先,他们每一周都给用户提供新的体验、新的内容。其次,他们想各种办法去适应,迎合当地市场的文化、宗教甚至是移动网络。比如,在用户打赢游戏后,通常会出现“恭喜你赢了!”这几个字。。。
  51. ^ a b "Riot Games sues mobile game developer for copyright infringement". Rappler. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  52. ^ Batchelor, James (12 July 2017). "Riot Games suing Chinese developer behind League of Legends clone". gamesindustry.biz. Archived from the original on 23 December 2019. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  53. ^ Makkaveev, Slava (November 2019). "Long-known Vulnerabilities in High-Profile Android Applications". Archived from the original on 7 June 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  54. ^ Osborne, Charlie (21 November 2019). "Popular apps on Google Play linked to old remote code execution bugs". ZDNet. Archived from the original on 11 August 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  55. ^ Cropley, Steven (21 March 2020). "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang cracking down on map hack users, perma-bans on the menu". VPESPORTS. Archived from the original on 7 June 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  56. ^ "eSports and Third-Party Plugins: a Dangerous Relationship". PLAYERONE. Archived from the original on 7 June 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  57. ^ "Official Statement From Moonton Regarding Hacks". Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  58. ^ "Mobile Legends Account Hacking". Archived from the original on 22 June 2020. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  59. ^ "Mobile Legends – 1.4.86 Patch Notes | New Hero Black Dragon". Archived from the original on 22 June 2020. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  60. ^ "WATCH: NEW MOBILE LEGENDS ON UNITY 2017 ENGINE RUNS BETTER". 27 July 2019. Archived from the original on 7 June 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  61. ^ Low, Aloysius (18 July 2019). "MOBILE LEGENDS: BANG BANG IS GETTING AN ENGINE UPDATE". ONE ESPORTS. Archived from the original on 9 December 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  62. ^ Ahmed, Wasif (11 August 2019). "Is Mobile Legends: Bang Bang the next big mobile esport?". DOT ESPORTS. Archived from the original on 6 February 2020. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  63. ^ "New Game, Major Update - World Championship and more revealed in MOONTON Epicon 2019: The Future Begins Global Conference". ABS-CBN Sports. 24 July 2019. Archived from the original on 29 October 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  64. ^ Cassillo, John (29 November 2019). "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang's 2.0 update gives it big social media boost". VentureBeat. Archived from the original on 7 June 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  65. ^ "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Reveals Project "NEXT"". ABS-CBN Sports. 6 June 2020. Archived from the original on 7 June 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  66. ^ Murillo, Michael Angelo (7 July 2019). "Mobile Legends spin-off game out later this month". BusinessWorld. Archived from the original on 1 October 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  67. ^ Bulan, Charles Michael (11 July 2017). "League of Legends' Riot Games files lawsuit against Mobile Legends developers". ggwp. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  68. ^ "Riot Games Sues 'Mobile Legends' Creators for Copyright Infringement". Straatosphere. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  69. ^ Mickunas, Aaron (18 July 2018). "Riot Games parent Tencent wins $2.9 million in lawsuit against Moonton CEO". Dot Esports. Archived from the original on 11 July 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  70. ^ Lanier, Liz (19 July 2018). "Tencent Wins Lawsuit Over 'League of Legends' Copycat". Variety. Archived from the original on 30 March 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
External links
Official website

Last edited on 4 May 2021, at 14:01
Content is available under CC BY-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted.
Privacy policy
Terms of Use
Desktop
HomeRandomNearbyLog inSettingsDonateAbout WikipediaDisclaimers
LanguageWatchEdit