The RM438,000 prize pool tournament culminates in an online Playoffs with Singapore’s Resurgence and Malaysia’s Geek Fam leading the charge
The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) Professional League Malaysia and Singapore Season 5 (MPL-MY/SG S5) Playoffs, with Yoodo as its official digital telco, is happening this 1st to 3rd May 2020. The finale of MPL-MY/SG S5 will be played entirely online with matches starting every day from 2pm onwards. Fans can watch the matches live with Bahasa Malaysia commentary on MLBB’s official Facebook page and on Astro Arena CH801/802(HD), while the stream on MLBB’s YouTube Channel will be casted in English.
“The upcoming Playoffs will be played entirely online as a measure to safeguard the health and safety of all our players, fans and crew. We apologise for not being able to bring the on-ground experience that fans love. At the same time, we commend the fans who have been staying home and following the guidelines set by local authorities during this challenging time. There’s no better time to sit back and enjoy the esports action that we have in store at the Playoffs, which is going to be an exciting one” said Lucas Mao, Director of Esports, Moonton.
With the MPL-MY/SG crown won by two Malaysian and two Singaporean teams over the past four seasons, the upcoming Playoffs will be an exciting tiebreaker for both countries. Players from all four past season champions have advanced into this season’s Playoffs, and there is yet to be a two-time champion of MPL-MY/SG.
The eight teams who have made it into the upcoming Playoffs are: Resurgence (SG), Geek Fam (MY), EVOS SG (SG), Team Bosskurr (MY), Orange Esports Reborn (MY), Todak (MY), Team SMG (MY) and Axis Esports (MY).
Resurgence, whose line up consists of three players from Season 1 Champions IDNS SG, have been dominant this season, taking the top spot in the Regular Season standings. Malaysia’s Season 3 Champions Geek Fam came in second, indicating that they are once again a top contender after a lacklustre performance in Season 4. In fact, both Resurgence and Geek Fam only lost one match throughout the entire Regular Season.
Defending Champions EVOS SG remains a consistent force to be reckoned with, finishing third in the Regular Season standings. Axis Esports, whose line up consists of four team members from Season 2 Champions Saiyan Reborn, came in eighth in the standings, barely making it into this season’s Playoffs. With Singapore’s Siren Clan and Notorious Villains eliminated, the last eight teams will be competing for the top prize of RM109,700 (US$25,000).
“Judging from the Regular Season, fans are going to get some serious MLBB action at the Playoffs. We are looking forward to seeing Season 3 Champions Geek Fam aka the Singaporean Slayers clash with Season 4 Champions EVOS SG in the upper bracket of the Playoffs. Will this be a repeat of the Season 3 Grand Final? On the other hand, Resurgence is a big favourite with a line-up of veteran players such as Jason and ly4ly4ly4 who have been in MPL from Season 1. Team Bosskurr and Todak have recovered from shaky starts to the season and have vastly improved, so no one should write them off because they can spring up surprises!” said Gideon ‘GideonQ’ Khew, caster and analyst for MPL-MY/SG S5.
The top four teams from the Regular Season standings have secured upper bracket spots at the Playoffs and will enjoy double elimination privileges, while the remaining teams in the lower bracket will go through a single elimination format. All matches in the Playoffs will be best-of-three (BO3) except for the Grand Final which will be a best-of-five match (BO5).
More details and information on the Playoffs will be released in the coming days. Fans can follow the official MLBB Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/MobileLegendsGameMalaysia for updates, or visit https://mysg.mpl.mobilelegends.com/.
Watch MPL-MY/SG Season 5 Playoffs on the following platforms:
– MLBB Malaysia Facebook Page – Bahasa Malaysia
– eGG Network Facebook Page – Bahasa Malaysia
– MLBB Global YouTube Channel – English
– Astro Arena CH801/802(HD) – Bahasa Malaysia
– eGG Network, Astro CH800 – English (delayed broadcast, schedule on www.egg.network)