ONE Esports and Mobile Legends developer have announced the 2020 Mobile Legends Professional League Invitational (MPLI). Featuring the best teams from the Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL), the tournament will take place online across five countries in Southeast Asia.
Over 20 invited teams from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, and Singapore will compete for the US$100,000 prize pool.
Set to begin on 27 November 2020, the tournament will span two action-packed weekends with the finals culminating on 6 December 2020. The event will be broadcast to fans across the world via both the ONE Esports and Mobile Legends official streaming channels.
The event is made possible by the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, which is the presenting partner for the event.
Moonton Esports Managing Director Lucas Mao said:
“The MPL Invitational is an event that can give the opportunity for our teams from different MPL countries to play in a professional setting so as to gauge each region’s level of play against one another.
Esports is developing at an extremely fast pace in Southeast Asia, and we are so grateful to have our partners, teams, players, and community for showing their support and commitment to the MPL ecosystem.
We saw a big increase in our peak concurrent users with Indonesia hitting 2.8 million and Philippines hitting over 700,000 in our latest MPL.
We look forward to breaking another record and bringing MLBB esports into the international esports stage.”
Viewers will be treated to a tournament format that will include the top 20 performing teams from the MPL regional leagues:
- Indonesia: Alter Ego, Aurafire, Bigetron, EVOS Legends, Geek Fam ID, Genlix Aerowolf, ONIC Esports, RRQ Hoshi
- Malaysia: Orange Louvre Esports, Todak
- Myanmar: Burmese Ghouls, Ronin Esports
- Philippines: Aura PH, Blacklist International, Bren Esports, Execration, Omega PH Esports, ONIC PH
- Singapore: EVOS SG, Resurgence
The tournament will be live-streamed in five different languages, including Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Burmese, English, and Filipino.
Details regarding the live stream will be announced via oneesports.gg/MPLI in the near future.