There is no doubt that Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is one of the hottest Multiplayer Online Battlefield Arena (MOBA) games on the market right now. Recently passing the 1 billion downloads mark, there is nowhere for ML to go from here except up. The popularity extends to MLBB Esports as well, seeing how team RRQ Hoshi, Alter Ego, and EVOS Legends are the 3 most popular Mobile Legends Esports teams of 2020 internationally, according to Escharts.
RRQ Hoshi is the most popular Mobile Legends team of 2020
It is not surprising that as winners of MPL ID Season 5, Season 6, MPL Invitational hosted by ONE Esports, RRQ Hoshi are also the favorites to win the MPL ID Season 7, and has gained much traction with their fans, having the most number of hours watched at 23 million hours. The main roster is made up of many well-known veterans, such as Vynnn, Lemon, Psycho, and R7, who have been playing since almost the start of MPL ID. New star player Alberttt has also helped RRQ Hoshi reach stardom after his stellar performance in MPL ID Season 6. In addition to RRQ Hoshi, RRQ Sena, their second unit that plays in Mobile Legends Development League (MDL) is also quite popular, with 217k watch hours.
Alter Ego and EVOS Legends
Not far behind RRQ Hoshi, Alter Ego, and EVOS Legends are also Indonesian teams that have managed to gain a lot of popularity with fans through Esports. Alter Ego has managed to net slightly more hours watched, at 17.6M compared to EVOS Legends with 16.3M. Nonetheless, both teams are still very popular and command an equal level of star power as RRQ Hoshi has, with well-known players like REKT (EVOS), LJ (EVOS), Udil (Alter Ego), and LeoMurphy (Alter Ego).
With RRQ Hoshi, Alter Ego, and EVOS Legends leading the MLBB Esports scene in Indonesia as well as in Southeast Asia, it just goes to show that it is definitely possible for other mobile gaming esports teams to become popular. Teams like ONIC Esports, Bigetron, and BREN are not far behind in the popularity race, and could very well become the face of MLBB Esports soon. Also, a point to note that all the top 10 teams are either from Indonesia or the Philippines, so you can imagine the player/viewer base in those countries. This is also a positive indication of the growing audience in the gaming community and can see a big boost in the same in the coming years.