This notice is given as report appeared Moonton allegedly asked the team in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) to sign an exclusive contract that will see them release Wild Rift assignment table. Mobile Legends is an extremely popular MOBA game in Southeast Asia. The eighth season of MPL Indonesia will begin on August 13.
A source close to the MPL confirmed to Dot Esports that such an exclusive contract already exists but it is optional. Organizations have the option to sign a “commercial contract”, which will enable them to compete exclusively in the MPL while receiving certain “revenues and benefits”.
While it has yet to be confirmed which organization has signed the contract, it appears that Bigetron and Onic have done so following today’s announcement. Dot Esports has reached out to both organizations for comment but did not receive a response. With Wild Rift still in its infancy, these organizations may find it more financially viable to sign off exclusively in exchange for benefits from an established league like the MPL.
Onic Esports and Bigetron Infinity are two of the strongest teams Wild Rift regional teams. They placed first and second in the SEA Icon Series Indonesia summer, respectively.
Riot has ambitious plans for Wild Rift esports and recently said it will “do its best” to make the MOBA title “the world’s first truly global mobile esports”. The company also commented on MPL’s exclusive contract and said that it was aware of the situation. Riot added that they are not restricting any e-sports teams from participating in other tournaments.
Reacting to today’s announcement, Ban “ChisinX” Chee, project manager, said: Wild Rift eSports in Southeast Asia, speak that he is “grateful” for the time the two orbs spent in the game. He added that this is currently “year 0” for Wild Rift esports and the scene will take time to mature and reach its full potential.
https://dotesports.com/news/mpl-indonesia-organizations-biegtron-onic-release-wild-rift-rosters | MPL Indonesia organizations Biegtron, Onic release Wild Rift rosters