6 January 2021, Singapore —MOONTON Technology Co. Ltd. (MOONTON) is pleased to announce the public and private partners that are supporting the M2 World Championship (M2), which will be held in Singapore from 18 to 24 January 2021, in association with Singapore’s Cybersports and Online Gaming Association (SCOGA), and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).
The invaluable support of these partners will not only bring M2 to an expected audience of 400 million views from around the world in various languages, but also to cinemas and the heartland of Singapore, in accordance with safe management measures. There will also be a panel discussion hosted by Member of Parliament Melvin Yong conversing with Singapore’s very own professional player Stefan Chong on careers, skills, and trends in the esports industry.
Samsung is the official sponsor of the Bahasa Indonesia stream, while Nimo TV is the official broadcaster for the same stream.
SMART is the presenting partner for the Tagalog stream, while Telenor is the presenting partner for the Burmese stream.
Cathay Cineplexes, Mediacorp, Secretlab, Singtel, SUTL, and Tumi are partners for the English stream which will be broadcasted to a global audience. Singaporeans can catch the M2 action online on meWATCH, while those excited to catch the action beyond the comforts of their homes can do so at Cathay Cineplexes.
Besides hosting a panel discussion on 12 January on the latest esports industry trends and career prospects, SCOGA will also be working with various partners to bring the community together through esports, in accordance with required safe management measures, in various parts of the Singapore heartland from Kent Ridge to Pasir Ris from 18 to 24 January. More details can be found on https://www.facebook.com/SingaporeCybersports
“SCOGA is pleased to be working with MOONTON and partners to make this iconic event more accessible to Singaporeans in the heartland. I’m personally looking forward to co-host an online dialogue session on the careers and skills in esports with Singapore’s very own professional player Stefan Chong, who will be playing in the M2 World Championship”, according to Member of Parliament Melvin Yong, Patron to SCOGA.
“We’re very pleased to support M2 world championships in Singapore and welcome all teams to this exciting tournament. Singapore continues to be well placed as a gateway to Asia for our dynamic media industry which includes the growing esports and gaming industry”, said Howie Lau, Assistant Chief Executive, Media & Innovation at Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).
“MOONTON Esports is proud to have enjoyed the strong support of many partners, many of whom have given their unwavering support over the years. We are also pleased to welcome new partners whom we look forward to build relationships that will last for many years”, added Lucas Mao, Managing Director of MOONTON Esports.
“Singtel and PVP Esports are proud to partner MOONTON to develop the esports community in the region. In an industry where low lag experience and performance is critical, we are pleased to be providing high-speed network support for the M2 World Championship. Participants can look forward to the best seamless gaming and streaming experience as they catch the exciting action and cheer on their favorite teams,” said Cindy Tan, Head of Business and Marketing, Singtel’s International Group.
“As an established distributor of well-loved consumer brands in Asia, SUTL Group is honored to be a partner in the M2 Championship English league,” said Alex Tay, General Manager, Consumer Goods, SUTL Corporation. “We are thrilled that the players can come together to compete, albeit with some restrictions, in a safe environment. We are proud to support the event by keeping the venue and players protected from germs with the anti-microbial self-disinfecting coating, sdpro. In addition, we are happy to provide beverages we distribute including FIJI water, Aik Cheong coffee and Mountain Dew, for the players’ enjoyment.”
“Gaming culture is growing rapidly and has become firmly entrenched in the mainstream. It is an incredible time for esports and TUMI is excited to support this new generation of esports athletes and their fans through a range of innovative initiatives. We are thrilled to partner with MOONTON Esports to bring M2 to a global audience,” said Adam Hershman, Vice President of TUMI, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.”