Mobile Legends wins Southeast Asia
Moonton’s Mobile Legends game has rose to prominence in recent years, becoming one of the most popular MOBA games in Southeast Asia.
It was reported that Tencent also made a bid to buy Moonton last week, but the deal was quickly matched by ByteDance.
“Through cross-team collaboration and drawing on lessons and insights from its own rapid growth, Moonton provides the strategic support needed to accelerate Nuverse’s global gaming offerings”ByteDance said in a statement, declining to comment on the size of the acquisition
Tencent formerly sued Moonton
It is not surprising that Moonton would choose to partner up with ByteDance, considering the company (and its CEO) were previously sued by Tencent for allegedly “copying” League of Legends back in 2018.
The good news for gamers is that Moonton will continue to operate independently from ByteDance even after the acquisition, and will continue improving the game.