Team Secret CEO Calls Out Moonton's Alleged Exclusivity Contract for Mobile Legends Teams
Team Secret's CEO, John Yao, calls out Moonton’s alleged exclusivity contract for Mobile Legends that led esports organizations to release their Wild Rift rosters. The CEO stated that Moonton’s contract is not healthy for its esports ecosystem or competitive integrity. This is following a post from , alleging that several esports organizations who have esports teams in Mobile Legends may be required to release their Wild Rift roster as a result of an exclusivity contract with Moonton, restricting them from joining Wild Rift esports competitions. Moonton or the esports organizations involved in this issue are yet to make any statements.
Team Secret CEO Expressed his Sentiments Over Moonton’s Alleged Exclusivity Contract
According to recent rumors, Moonton’s exclusivity deal has led esports organizations that also hold Mobile Legends teams to release their Wild Rift rosters. Following this, John Yao emphasized on a Facebook post how Mobile Legends’ esports tournaments frequently have sister teams competing against each other in the same tournament, stating that this approach is below global standards.
“Kind of amusing that Mobile Legends teams are not allowed to have Wild Rift divisions, but in Mobile Legends itself Evos can have 30 teams, RSG can have 20 teams, ONIC can have 10 teams, etc,” stated Yao.
The CEO of Team Secret added that Moonton’s approach in esports is not healthy for its ecosystem and may harm its competitive integrity. He further stated that he hopes Moonton is investing enough to justify its exclusivity deal.
“Even for orgs, investing in multiple games is integral to survival, so I certainly hope ML is paying really well enough to justify signing away exclusivity. ”
Wild Rift Confirms That it Does Not Restrict SEA esports teams
Wild Rift Esports Manager, Ban “ChisinX” Chee, also made comments about the issue through his Twitter account, assuring fans that they do not restrict Wild Rift SEA esports teams from participating in other esports titles.
“We would like to reassure our players that Riot SEA does not restrict WR SEA esports teams from participating in other mobile esports leagues, & we empower our teams to exercise freedom of choice in this space.”
Moonton or the esports organizations involved in this issue are yet to make any statements. Fans will have to keep their eyes peeled for more information regarding this alleged exclusivity contract for Mobile Legends.
AFK Gaming has reached out to Moonton and will update this story if/when it responds.