Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Pacquiao is now Mobile Legends: Bang Bang PH ambassador

THE WORLDS of boxing and esports connected recently with Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao agreeing to be the Philippine ambassador for the popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB).

Coinciding with the game’s milestone of one billion downloads worldwide, the people behind MLBB in the country said they are proud to welcome the boxing legend to their family, seeing the eight-division champion as embodying qualities that make one succeed in the game.

“We’ve been working on this partnership for more than a year. Based on the studies we’ve done, 70% of our users are big fans of boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang has a lot in common with boxing. Like boxing it requires skill, determination, physical effort, and most importantly, mental toughness. You can’t beat your opponent just by being strong, you have to also be smart,” said William Mei, marketing manager of MLBB for the Philippines, in a statement.

It is an involvement that Mr. Pacquiao, for his part, welcomed, highlighting, among other things, how the game touches him through his son, Jimuel, who plays and is a fan of MLBB.

“It was easy for me to say yes when Moonton approached me to be their Philippine ambassador. I already know of Mobile Legends even before they got in touch because my son, Jimuel, plays the game on his phone and regularly streams with friends. So, why not be a part of what my son loves?” he said.

Since developer and publisher Moonton released MLBB, the game has been picked up by gamers tremendously.

MLBB has over one billion installs and 100 million monthly active users. It has reached top 10 grossing rank in more than 50 countries and is a MOBA game which covers most countries, including Southeast Asia, Middle East, and India.

In last year’s Southeast Asian Games held here, MLBB was one of the featured titles as esports made its debut in the biennial Games, with the team from the Philippines bagging the gold in it.  

In the country, too, the number of Mobile Legends users increased during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, officials said, with over 100 million registered users and 25 million monthly active users.

“On behalf of the MLBB team, we can assure you that you can expect more surprises from us in the coming months. And to everyone who wants to venture into professional gaming or just wants to be the best version of themselves—be focused, keep pushing, and keep reaching for your dream because everyone can be a legend,” said Mr. Pacquiao.

For more on the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, follow its Facebook page — Michael Angelo S. Murillo

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!



By Keisha B. Ta-asan, Reporter PHILIPPINE BANKS will continue to see improved profits this year, supported by better margins following the central bank’s rate...


THE PHILIPPINE government’s move to grant value-added tax (VAT) refunds for foreign tourists is expected to boost the tourism industry’s recovery from the coronavirus...


By Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson, Reporter THE GOVERNMENT should diversify its major growth drivers to rely less on consumption as household spending is...


By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter SMEC Philippines, Inc., a unit of Singaporean infrastructure and urban development consultancy company Surbana Jurong Group, said it...


THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) warned the public against putting money in three entities, which are soliciting investments without first securing a license....


DMCI Holdings, Inc. and Union Bank of the Philippines are seen to improve their liquidity and stock valuation after their re-entry to the Philippine...

You May Also Like


Browsing history makes referring to sites and pages you’ve visited in the past seamless. It’ll help you recall what page you checked out on...


The minute that any question pops into your head, you can simply ask Google. No longer do we have to pour over books and...


Having a good Instagram marketing agency to back up your Instagram account is an absolute must going into the new year. With competition stronger...


Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in the global population. Therefore, it is a problem that many people suffer or have suffered throughout...

Disclaimer:, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2021 SmartRetirementReport. All Rights Reserved.