MOONTON Games, the developer of internationally-acclaimed Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, has partnered up with the United States Esports Federation (USEF), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Network of Academic and Scholastic Esports Federations (NASEF) for the IESF World Championships 2023. The global tournament is set to take place in Iași, Romania, this year, bringing 130 countries together to bring the global esports community together.
The publisher has hosted the North America Challenger Tournament (NACT) for over a year in the Americas, which has seen tremendous success across the region. The Spring 2023 iteration of the tournament will serve as the qualifier for IESF 2023, to spur the growth and development of the professional esports landscape in collaboration with NASEF, under USEF.
The NACT Spring 2023 Finals will take place in Las Vegas, at LUXOR HOTEL & CASINO 3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89119, on May 14, which will determine the team going to IESF 2023. Fans can expect to see two of the best Mobile Legends: Bang Bang North American professional teams in North America compete live and join in the offline party at the NACT Spring 2023 Finals as well.
“We are thrilled to partner up with the United States Esports Federation and NASEF for NACT Spring 2023 to provide our players 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,” said Steve Wang, North America Publishing Lead.
“Mobile tournaments are thriving around the world, and we’re excited to build their popularity in the United States through USEF. NACT provides a fantastic opportunity for U.S. esports athletes to earn the right to represent their country playing Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and then to strive to earn an international title and prize money at the upcoming IESF 2023 World Esports Championships. USEF is excited about this opportunity, and many more, for U.S. competitors,” said Todd Harris, Chair of the Board of NASEF and a leader in the games industry for decades.