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Moonton Donates Nearly 20,000 USD to Children Affected by COVID-19

Shounak Sengupta
16th Jun, 2020

Cover and thumbnail via @Save The Children

  • Moonton announces that they raised close to 20k USD for Save the Children.
  • The amount was collected during the company's month long 515 celebrations. 

Moonton, the company behind the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s (MLBB), raised just above 1 Million PHP (~20K USD) during 515’s month-long celebration. The funds raised from winnings, auctions, and games were donated to Save The Children Philippines.

“We would like to thank Moonton, Rumble Royale, and every MLBB gamer as well as their supporters who helped raise funds during the Crazy Legends Charity Homestand,” says Ms. Riel Andaluz Sr., Manager of Corp. Partnerships of Save The Children.

“It was overwhelming to see gamers give their best to play but this time for the cause of battling COVID 19. This unprecedented emergency really impacted the lives of everyone, and they need our help. We are happy that Moonton considered to direct its support to help children and families through Save the Children Philippines,” she adds.

Mr. William Mei, Marketing Manager of MLBB for the Philippines said “We want to be able to do our part in helping those who need us most during this difficult time. We are very proud of the overwhelming response from our gaming community in coming together to support this cause."

Meanwhile, winners and participants of the 515 events received and collected in-game prizes and a free hero apart from portraying a significant part in raising funds for the kids. Physical rewards amounting to 10 Nintendo Switches, Airpods, and 20 Beats Solo were also given away plus a total of PHP 300,000 (~6000 USD) prize pool was awarded to winners of the first-ever online intercity match called Community Hero: City Rival.

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