Nigeria Esports Federation Partners with MOONTON Games, Endorses Mobile Legends: Bang Bang as Official Esports Partner

The Nigeria Esports Federation (NESF) is thrilled to announce its partnership with MOONTON Games, a leading mobile game developer and publisher, solidifying Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) as the official esports partner of the NESF.

This groundbreaking partnership signifies a monumental step forward in the Nigerian esports landscape, as both organizations commit to fostering growth and development within the esports community. Under the terms of the partnership, MOONTON Games will license NESF-initiated, organized, or supported third-party tournaments, including the prestigious national league, further enhancing the competitive gaming experience for Nigerian players.

Furthermore, MOONTON Games will provide invaluable support to third-party tournaments through comprehensive marketing initiatives, broadcast assistance (including the provision of broadcast API and tournament access), and exciting in-game prizes. This support will elevate the visibility and accessibility of esports tournaments, attracting a wider audience and empowering aspiring esports athletes across Nigeria.

"Partnering with MOONTON Games marks a significant milestone for the Nigeria Esports Federation and this is coming in good time as we are about to commence our national qualifiers for MLBB towards the IESF World Esports Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia," said Yahaya Maikori, President of the NESF. "We are excited to collaborate with a global leader in the esports industry to enhance the competitive landscape and provide unparalleled opportunities for Nigerian gamers."

"We are delighted to join forces with the Nigeria Esports Federation as their official esports partner," said Jaime Lorenzo Cruz, Head of Esports, MENA, at MOONTON Games. "Through this partnership, we aim to empower the Nigerian esports community, celebrate their passion for gaming, and elevate the esports experience to new heights."

The NESF and MOONTON Games are committed to driving innovation, inclusivity, and excellence within the Nigerian esports’ ecosystem. Together, they look forward to igniting a new era of competitive gaming and inspiring the next generation of esports champions.

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About Nigeria Esports Federation (NESF):

The Nigeria Esports Federation (NESF) is the apex body for esports in Nigeria, dedicated to promoting and developing esports at all levels. NESF is committed to fostering a thriving esports ecosystem by facilitating tournaments, providing resources for players, and advocating for the growth of esports in Nigeria.


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Nse Obong | Media and Communications Director, NESF

About Mobile Legends: Bang Bang:

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is the most popular mobile Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game worldwide that brings communities together through teamwork and strategy. With over 1.465 billion installations and 110 million active monthly users, the award-winning game is among the top 10 most played in over 80 countries. With an extensive reach across the Asia Pacific region, the multiplayer is available in 139 countries with an expansive global esports presence. 

About Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Esports:

Established in 2017, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Esports serves as a platform for players to pursue their dreams of becoming esports athletes and illuminate opportunities within the international esports ecosystem. MLBB Esports has since expanded to multiple leagues, including the MPL series hosted in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. 

About MOONTON Games:

Established in 2014, MOONTON is a global video game company dedicated to gaming development, publication and esports. With more than 1,600 employees worldwide, the company operates offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Latin America, Hong Kong and mainland China. It has successfully launched a number of high-profile mobile games globally and has built long-term relationships with governments and esports organizations in more than 30 countries around the world. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is its current star game and the leading mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game worldwide. 



Media Contact:

Marcus Lim | Senior Regional Public Relations Manager, MOONTON Games