Team Secret CEO Reveals Interest in Building an MLBB Team

John Dave Rossel
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Team Secret CEO Reveals Interest in Building an MLBB Team


Team Secret CEO John Yao shared that he is considering building an MLBB team.
John Yao asked Team Secret fans for opinions on whether he should buy out an entire MLBB team.
John Yao previously revealed why he is yet to venture into the MLBB esports scene.

Amidst the M4 World Championship hype, Team Secret posted hints that it is interested in venturing into the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) esports scene. The CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of the esports organization made a social media post asking its fans if he should build an MLBB team. He also stated that he may be open to buying out an entire team if the fans think it’s a wise decision. 

So far, Team Secret has invested in various esports titles like Dota 2, Valorant, PUBG Mobile, Rocket League, Rainbow Six Siege, and League of Legends (LoL) PC. The esports organization previously had a LoL Wild Rift team but it was disbanded back in November 2022.

Is Team Secret building an MLBB team?

One of the biggest esports organizations in the world, Team Secret, may be joining the MLBB esports scene soon, as revealed by its CEO John Yao. Through a Facebook post, he revealed his interest in building a team if the fans are into the idea.

Team Secret’s Philippines (PH) country manager, Yamyam Yui, also posted hints that the esports organization is interested in joining the esports scene and competing for a chance at playing in the M5 World Championship.

“Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M4 finals are both Pinoy teams! And M5 will be held in PH too ahh hmmm… is this a sign?” captioned Yamyam.

Shortly after the post, John Yao made a follow-up post calling out Filipino MLBB players who are currently free agents to contact Yamyam. The post didn’t mention what the esports organization is planning with these free agents but this may hint that Team Secret is serious about building its first MLBB team in the Philippines.

The announcement surprised fans as the CEO previously revealed why he is quite hesitant about venturing into the MLBB esports scene. According to Yao, MLBB only catered to the Southeast Asian region, specifically the Philippines and Indonesia, unlike other games such as DOTA 2 and LoL PC.

“We look for global games, so for PUBG with Tencent's backing and everything, the world championship has been in Dubai, it has been in Southeast Asia. Like they move tournaments across different regions of the world. There are teams from all over that are participating,” said John Yao. "We like that. So a lot of the Tencent games and a lot of the Riot games, we're very high on. And that's one of the reasons why we have not chosen MLBB to get into. Yet," explained John Yao.

However, MLBB has come a long way and is starting to expand its esports scene outside the SEA region. The expansion and steady growth of the fanbase may have convinced the esports organization to consider building its own team.

It will be interesting to see if Team Secret does follow through with its plan and announces an MLBB roster in the future.

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John has been reporting developments on major mobile MOBA titles such as Mobile Legends, Wild Rift, and Arena of Valor for over two years. He also understands and follows various other PC/Mobile games such as League of Legends, Crossfire, Warcraft and more.