Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) mobile game ‘Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’ is currently one of the top-ranking mobile apps in the Philippines. The app was first released in 2016 and became one of the most popular apps in Southeast Asia. Moreover, it is among the first medal event esports competition at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines.
The mobile game also became the center of attention among Filipinos. It can be recalled that the Philippines’ Mobile Legends Bang Bang team scored the first goal medal for esports in the Southeast Asian Games. The team is led by Kenneth Jiane “Kenji” Villa, Karl Gabriel “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno, Carlito “Ribo” Ribo, Jeniel “Haze” Bata-anon, Angelo Kyle “Pheww” Arcangel, Allan Sancio “Lusty” Castromayor, and Jason Rafael “Jay” Torculas, are the first medallists for Sibol, the Philippine esports team.
Analytics website Similar Web ranked the app number one in the top Google apps in the Philippines. Other apps included in the list are Clash of Clans, Call of Duty Mobile Garena, Tongits Go, and Diamond Capsa Susun to mention a few.