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Is Mobile Legends dying? The impact of Wild Rift to Mobile Legends

Is Mobile Legends dying? The impact of Wild Rift to Mobile Legends

Just last year, the League of Legends mobile game, Wild Rifts was launched, which will more or less affect Mobile Legends, which is also a MOBA game. Not only that, but Mobile Legends has also experienced many problems recently, including many hackers and cheats, poor matchmaking, and so on. This has caused many MOBA players to question, is Mobile Legends dying? In addition, what impact will Wild Rift have on Mobile Legends? Before we tell the answer, let’s take a look at some data first.

Mobile Legends Average Monthly Player Count

January 2021-75,645,550
February 2021-79,566,200
March 2021-80,144,367
April 2021-81,066,574
May 2021-85,026,647
June 2021-83,554,714
July 2021-80,566,016
August 2021-78,660,215

 

Wild Rift Average Monthly Player Count

January 2021-3,756,589
February 2021-5,322,143
March 2021-5,501,446
April 2021-5,901,446
May 2021-6,260,146
June 2021-5,822,665
July 2021-5,265,547
August 2021-6,130,115

 

From the above data, we can see that the growth of the two games is roughly the same. The average growth starts from the beginning of the year, and then peaks in May. However, although the growth rate is roughly the same, it can be seen that the number of players differs by nearly 10 times. We can see that Mobile Legends players still account for the majority.

Next, let’s take a look at what impact Wild Rift has had on Mobile Legends since its launch. Compared to Mobile Legends, Wild Rift’s gameplay is closer to LoL. The gameplay is relatively balanced and fair. Of course, players who prefer balanced games or LoL will prefer Wild Rift. So, what impact does Wild Rift have on Mobile Legends? We can say that the impact is not great, because players who prefer balanced games will not play the Mobile Legends game.

In addition, the average age of Mobile Legends players is relatively young, while the average age of Wild Rift players is relatively old. So in general, Wild Rift did not have a big impact on Mobile Legends. Because the player groups of the two games are not the same.

Back to the original question, is Mobile Legends dying? Obviously not. The number of players in Mobile Legends is still increasing so far. In addition, Tiktok’s parent company, ByteDance acquired Mobile Legends parent company, Moontoon this year. As the hottest short video platform nowadays, I believe TikTok will lead Mobile Legends and become more and more popular.

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