Moonton’s M2 World Championship will be the first international esports event held in Singapore since the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak last year. After the lifting of certain event and travel restrictions, Moonton made M2 possible thanks to its key partners.
An international event of this scale would not have been green lighted without the support from government agencies, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). Even though there will be no live audience, locals can watch the action in the heartlands and in cinemas, thanks to Cathay Cineplexes.
Together with Mediacorp, Secretlab, Singtel, SUTL, and Tumi, the English stream will be broadcasted to a global audience. 400 million views from around the world are expected to tune in to the multilanguage broadcasts. Nimo TV is the official broadcaster, while Samsung is the official sponsor of the Bahasa Indonesia stream. For the Tagalog stream, SMART is the presenting partner, and Telenor for the Burmese stream.
There’s even a panel discussion happening on January 12 hosted by Member of Parliament Melvin Yong, who will be speaking to EVOS SG’s longtime captain, Stefan “Soul” Chong about his professional career in esports.
“SCOGA is pleased to be working with Moonton and their partners to make this iconic event more accessible to Singaporeans in the heartland,” said MP Melvin Yong, patron to SCOGA. The non-profit organization is working with various partners to bring the community together through esports in Singapore’s heartlands.
M2 will be held in Singapore from 18 to 24 January 2021. Singaporean fans can find out more details on local events on SCOGA’s Facebook page.