JJ Lin’s e-sports organisation team Team Still Moving Under Gunfire (SMG) has announced its debut into the Southeast Asian market with the acquisition of Malaysian Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) team, Makan Cendol.
They will have their first official premiere on February 29 in the fifth season of the Mobile Legends: Big Bang Professional League (MPL) Malaysia X Singapore, which boasts a US$100,000 (S$140,000) prize purse. The tournament will feature various teams across Singapore and Malaysia, including Team SMG, competing through a round-robin for six weeks until one emerges as the victor.
JJ Lin has long been known as an avid Dota fan. In an effort to pursue his passion, he decided to established professional e-sports Team SMG back in 2017. The team which was initially a Taiwan-based Arena of Valor (AoV) crew managed to find success instantly and claimed the winning title at the 2017 AoV World Championship. The following year, they went a step further and expanded themselves into the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds professional scene and sealed a partnership with a team in Shanghai, China.
JJ Lin has teamed up with professional Dota 2 coach, Kenchi Yap in establishing Team SMG Southeast Asia. He believes that they are now another step closer to their global vision for esports and will thrive to continue to expand the team and progress to greater heights.
The Championship League can be streamed from their website and will officially commence on 29 February. If you wish to catch Team SMG’s first match, it’ll be against Orange Esports on 1 March 2020.
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