The inaugural season of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) Pro League (MPL) for Singapore will kick off in April, with eight teams from the republic competing for the lion's share of a SG$100,000 (over US$70,000) and the right to call themselves the first-ever MPL champions for Singapore.
Singaporean MLBB teams previously competed in a combined MPL with Malaysia before it was announced that Singapore would get its own league in February.
Six teams, namely RSG SG, EVOS SG, Kingsmen, ALMGHTY, Impunity SG, and Explorer, were directly invited to join the newly-minted Singaporean MPL. They will be joined by Notorious Villains and Forsaken, who emerged victorious from the league's first set of qualifiers.
The eight teams in the MPL Singapore will compete in the regular season from 3 - 24 April followed by the playoffs from 7 - 9 May, with the last two teams standing taking each other on in a best-of-five grand finals.
The winners of the inaugural season of MPL Singapore will walk away with the grand prize of over SG$30,000 (or over US$22,000) and will also earn the right to represent the republic in regional and global MLBB tournaments.
Individual player awards, such as the Regular Season MVP, Playoff MVP, and Tournament Rookie honours, will also be granted to players who demonstrate exemplary performance and aptitude throughout the season.
“The stakes are higher than ever for us in MPL SG, since we have some big expectations to live up to as a former MPL MYSG champion. There are definitely some strong contenders in Singapore and we look forward to facing off against them in Season 1,” RSG SG captain Lim "ly4ly4ly4" Yang said in a statement.
“Playing in MPL is always a huge privilege & with Singapore having its own MPL, the competition will be much more exciting since it's all local teams now. Having experience playing in so many MPLs in the past couple of years, we will try our best to use it to our advantage,” added EVOS SG captain Andrew "Potato" Lim.
Fans can catch the action in MPL Singapore on its official Facebook page, PVP Esports streaming platforms, and Singtel TV Sports Channel 113.
The inaugural season of MPL Singapore is powered by Singtel and jointly presented by Singtel’s PVP Esports and MLBB developer MOONTON Games.
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