eGG Network, the first 24/7 gaming channel in Southeast Asia, is partnering with Moonton, developer of the popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, is presenting the first ever Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) for mobile gamers in Malaysia and Singapore.
With a total prize pool of 100,000USD the MPL will be a 20-week long league with 13 weeks of live broadcasted matches split into Qualifiers, Regular Season and Playoffs. The Open Qualifiers begin from 14th November to 10th December 2017 and consists of three groups. 2 groups will consist of Malaysian teams and the final group will consist of Singaporean teams.
Each group will have a maximum of 512 teams and for the first 7 rounds all games will be Best of 1 matches until Round 8 where they will switch to a Best of 8 format. A total of 10 teams will reach the Regular Season starting from 12th January to 11th March 2018 and the top 8 teams from the Regular Season will then proceed to the playoffs where a single elimination format will be used with Best of 3 matches until the Finals where Best of 5 will be used. Those taking home the MPL trophy are invited to the MLBB Worlds tournament to compete.
Registration is split into 3 Qualifiers, Malaysians are able to register for Qualifiers from the 14-21 November 2017 and 28 November – 5 December 2017. While Singapore will have qualifiers from 21-28 November. To keep up with the latest information and tournament schedules do follow eGG Network.