Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, 32, of Ifugao, Philippines enjoys “Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.” But while he loves the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, he is aware of the negative effects that come with it if the player is not careful.
The Ifugao native finds himself enamored by the game so much so that he does not want to play it too much lest he become addicted to it. He also apologized to fans for his gameplay.
“I think it’s dangerously addictive,” Belingon said. “If you’re not careful, it can really take over your time. I try not to get too addicted to it.”
“I’m surprised so many fans play this and want to add me,” Belingon continued. “I’m still an amateur so sorry if I don’t do well.”
Belingon trains at Team Lakay in La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines. He is a former bantamweight champion of the Singapore-based martial arts organization ONE Championship.
Joining Belingon in playing “Mobile Legends: Bang Bang” are his Team Lakay teammates Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 35, and ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 24. They often play together as a team or with fans on their mobile phones.
The Team Lakay athletes have also taken to game streaming. They cast their sessions through Facebook in their new streaming channel Truth x Lakay Gaming, which they created just recently with reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera.
“Mobile Legends: Bang Bang” is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game that pits a team of five players against another team of five in a head-to-head battle to ultimately capture each others’ bases. Each player picks a hero that he or she controls and to claim victory, players must work as a team.
Folayang just started playing the game in March 2020. He said, “I like it because it’s all about teamwork and there’s a certain uniqueness to every hero you play.”
“Each hero has a role,” Folayang continued. “It’s a great stress reliever if you win. If you don’t manage it well and you lose, it can also be stressful. I have a lot of fun meeting fans online.”
“Some fans know it’s me they are playing with and they get excited. There’s also some trash talking going on in this game. It’s funny but I think we all should respect each other always.”