Singapore is getting its own Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) Professional League in 2021, Singapore telecoms company Singtel announced on Thursday (4 Feb).
In media release, Singtel said its PVP Esports would be teaming up with MLBB developer Moonton for Season 1 of the Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) in Singapore, the first standalone MLBB pro league tournament in the country, with a prize pool of up to $100,000.
Registration for the MPL SG 2021 Season 1 opened on Monday (1 Feb), with qualifiers planned for March.
Eight teams are expected to participate in the regular season and playoffs through April and May, with professional teams in Singapore invited to play alongside the teams shortlisted from the qualifiers, Singtel said.
Previously, Singapore teams competed in the combined MPL with Malaysia, that often saw the crown shift between the two regions.
Singtel said MPL Singapore would be a "more targeted tournament which will open up opportunities for more Singapore esports teams to shine".
Singapore teams that have competed in the MPL MYSG include RSG, EVOS SG and Notorious Villains, with RSG and EVOS SG both receiving invites to the recently concluded M2 World Championship, Mobile Legend's annual international event.
RSG and EVOS SG have both claimed MPL MYSG crowns in past seasons, though both lost out to Todak in the most recent Season 6.
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