Mobile Legends: Bang Bang has revealed its latest endorser and ambassador in the Philippines to be none other than box world champion Manny Pacquiao. This news comes shortly after the popular mobile title reached the 1 billion downloads mark worldwide.
“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,” William Mei, Marketing Manager of MLBB in the Philippines said in the press release. “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.”
Pacquiao explained he was familiar with the game already because of his kids who talk about and play it.
“It was easy for me to say yes when Moonton approached me to be their Philippine Ambassador.” said Pacquiao. “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 shares.
It seems there may be more coming from the boxing legend as well if this teaser he gave means anything.
“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 wanted to be the best version of themselves, be focused, keep pushing, and keep reaching for your dream because everyone can be a legend,” he said.
With the Philippines seeing an increased number of users in recent months, can Manny Pacquiao push Mobile Legends: Bang Bang to even greater heights in the region? Only time will tell but it’s definitely pretty cool to see.
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