USEF partners with MOONTON for MLBB player selection

USEF, IESF, MOONTON, and Mobile Legends Bang Bang logos below text on black background
Image credit: USEF, MOONTON

The United States Esports Federation (USEF) has announced a partnership with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang developer MOONTON Games.

As a result of the deal, the two parties will join forces to select players who will compete in tournaments organised by the International Esports Federation (IESF).

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To identify players for the USEF, MOONTON has hosted the North America Challenger Tournament with its grand finals taking place in Las Vegas on May 12th. The two finalists — Gaimin Gladiators and BTK — will feature players who are eligible for selection to represent the United States in the IESF Pan American Games in June.

In addition to the IESF Pan American Games, players will also be eligible for the World Esports Championship occurring in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in late 2024. For the first time, Mobile Legends Bang Bang will feature tournaments for mixed teams and female-only rosters.

This isn’t the first time the USEF and MOONTON have collaborated to scout talent. In April 2023, the two parties partnered to find players ahead of the 2023 IESF World Championship, which was won by the Philippines.

The UESF continues its efforts to support esports players in the United States. In May 2024, the Federation partnered with Ghost Gaming to launch an exchange programme to allow players to travel overseas and compete.

Gerald Solomon, Executive Director of the USEF, spoke on the deal: “The United States Esports Federation is thrilled to continue to partner with Moonton to provide MLBB players with international pathways for esports competition and development.

“The upcoming IESF tournaments present valuable opportunities for players to showcase their talent and passion for MLBB.”

Jonno Nicholson
Jonno is a Freelance News Writer for Esports Insider and has been part of the ESI team since 2019! His interests include the rapid rise of sim racing and its impact on the wider industry.