MORE than a hundred teams representing the youth of Bacolod City have competed for the five-day Albee the Change@BangBang Mobile Legends tournament held at the Food Terminal of the Provincial Government, just beside the Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Barangay 8, Bacolod City.

Bacolod City mayoral candidate Alfredo "Albee" Benitez has designated Team Asenso candidate for Councilor Jason Villarosa, who best represents the youth, as the game chair.

Each team is composed of five members who were skilled in playing the famed Mobile Legends.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is a mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) developed and published by Moonton, a subsidiary of ByteDance.

The game has become popular in Southeast Asia after its release in 2016 and was among the games chosen for the first medal event esports competition at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines.

Villarosa said that ML is a very popular online tournament. The youth appreciates and considered this as contemporary online gaming.


Some Asenso Bacolod team candidates joined Villarosa in awarding the winners on November 28.

The ML Team Let Tata Win was adjudged as the champion and received P30,000 prize; CON-M was named first runner-up with P20,000 prizes; and Aldrich and Friends landed in the second runner-up with P10,000 prize.

Syriza-MVP received P5,000 as a consolation prize.

The teams have competed in elimination rounds until four teams were left to compete for the finals.

"We thank and congratulate all the teams and players who participated in this event," Villarosa said.

He also extended special thanks to mayoral candidate Albee Benitez for making this event possible. He likewise, extended thanks to his fellow candidates for coming over during the tournament and awarding ceremony.

The Jobancom E-sports and Entertainment assisted the team in organizing this event together with a technical working group.