MOONTON Games, the developer of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, has joined forces with the United States Esports Federation (USEF) for the IESF World Championship 2023.
The global esports tournament, which features participants from 130 countries, will be held in Iași, Romania.
The Spring 2023 iteration of the North America Challenger Tournament (NACT) will serve as the qualifier for IESF 2023 in the Americas. The NACT Spring 2023 Finals will take place in Las Vegas on May 14th, which will determine the team going to IESF 2023. Moreover, fans will see a live competition between two North American MLBB pro teams and can participate in an offline party.
Earlier this month, IESF also confirmed the list of games that will be played during the World Championship, including titles such as CS:GO, Dota 2, and, of course, MLBB, among others. As opposed to featuring esports teams or organisations, the World Esports Championship is known for inviting national teams from IESF member countries.
The Board of Directors of the IESF recently voted for NASEF to manage USEF going forward, making the latter a wholly-owned subsidiary of the former. USEF will send teams to the upcoming World Championship under its new leadership.
Steve Wang, North America Publishing Lead, commented: “We are thrilled to partner up with the USEF and NASEF for NACT Spring 2023 to provide our players with another international pathway for esports development.
“Since the inception of NACT, the team has been committed to the development of the esports and gaming landscape and to providing various avenues for our players to showcase their talent and passion for MLBB. We believe this collaboration will level up the playing field to unlock greater opportunities for community-led and professional teams.”