PSG Esports Partners with RRQ for Mobile Legends Team

Heroes of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
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PSG Esports revealed that it is expanding its operations to Southeast Asia with the formation of a new team for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

Founded in 2016, PSG Esports is the esports arm of the Paris Saint-Germain F.C. football club. This new venture was made possible with partnership from Rex Regum Qeon, a team based in Indonesia. As a team, RRQ started with Dota 2 in 2013. It has since competed in eight different games. With this partnership, the team has been rebranded as PSG.RRQ.

This will be the fifth esports game that PSG has entered. It first joined FIFA, followed by League of Legends, then Rocket League and Dota 2. It should be noted that the organization left the competitive League of Legends scene in 2017, citing concerns on the revenue sharing model. For Dota 2, the team partnered with Chinese team LGD Gaming in 2018 and rebranded as PSG.LGD. Since then PSG.LGD has had a good showing with a runner-up finish at The International 2018, earning about $5 million.

In a statement, PSG Esports Chief Gaming Officer Yassine Jaada shared that Mobile Legends currently has 43 million players. He added that with almost 50% of players being from Indonesia, entering this game was a no-brainer.

In the same statement, Team RRQ CEO Andrian Pauline said that the team is both honored and proud with the collaboration considering the PSG brand is one of the most admired in the world. He said that this partnership is a benefit for the Indonesian esports scene and hopes that it good results for both RRQ and PSG fans will come. Andrian further added that PSG has long been known to find and choose the best talent.

The complete roster of the new PSG.RRQ team include Muhammad “Lemon” Ikhsan, Diky “Tuturu”, William “Liam” Setiawan, Try “AyamJAGO” Sukardi, Chen “James” Jui Teng, and Calvien “InstincT”.

With this, the team hopes to win the ML:BB Professional League Indonesia Season 3. The tournament not only has a prize pool of $100,000 but also serves as a qualifier for the upcoming ML Southeast Asia Cup.

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