Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League MY/SG Season 4
The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League MY/SG Season 4 (MPL-MY/SG S4) is kicking off its Regular Season this 24th August till 29th September 2019. This phase of the RM415,000 (US$100,000) prize pool tournament will be streamed live on the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) Facebook page every Saturday and Sunday from 4pm onwards.
The upcoming Regular Season will see an improved point system implemented. Teams will be ranked based on the number of best-of-three matches won, and in the event of a tiebreaker, the teams’ win-loss differential (number of games won minus number of games lost) will first be considered. The higher the differential number, the higher a team will rank. If the win-loss differential is inconclusive, the final rankings will be determined by the teams’ head-to-head record.
Similar to previous seasons, the number of teams qualifying for the Playoffs remains the same: eight top ranking teams will gain entry into the Playoffs while the bottom two teams will be eliminated. The top four teams ranked 1st – 4th will advance directly into the upper bracket of the Playoffs (double elimination), while the bottom four teams ranked 5th – 8th will enter the lower bracket of the Playoffs (single elimination).
This season, MLBB fans in the Klang Valley will be able to join in live viewing parties to watch Regular Season matches. Happening this 15th, 21st and 29th September at Rasta in Taman Tun Doctor Ismail Kuala Lumpur, these viewing parties will be a gathering of fans with activities, giveaways and more. They are open to the public and free to attend. Fans can stay tuned on MLBB’s Facebook page for more details to come.
Team developments and roster changes
After the gruelling Malaysia and Singapore qualifiers last month, two teams from each country have qualified for the upcoming Regular Season. They are: Todak (Malaysia), Sabah Top Player (Malaysia), Louvre Esports (Singapore) and Notorious Villains (Singapore).
Here in Malaysia, Todak and Sabah Top Player are the promising newcomers to the MPL-MY/SG arena. Todak, who is also Champion of the second-tier MLBB Diamond Challenge tournament, features a lineup of MPL-MY/SG Season 2 veterans, such as Muhammad Rizwan ‘Eone’ Abdullah, Shahril Anuar ‘nenasssss’ Abdul Rashid and Mohamad Aiman ‘xray’ Idris. On the other hand, MPL-MY/SG debutant Sabah Top Player is by far the youngest team to qualify for MPL-MY/SG, with their youngest member Isaac ‘Proler’ Chang being only 14 years old.
Over in Singapore, two standout players Nashrudin ‘Fenrir’ Kamsani and Ng ‘Kolia’ Shao Ming from Season 3’s NARA Esports SG made a move to form Notorious Villains (formerly known as Nocte Volpe during the Singapore Qualifiers). MPL-MY/SG veterans Lim ‘·ly4ly4ly4’ Yang and Jason ‘·JasonKoh’ Koh of the disbanded Bigetron SG are now key players in Singapore’s Louvre Esports. Louvre Esports competed as NoSponsorGaming in the Singapore Qualifiers and were acquired by the Indonesian esports organisation upon qualification.
The directly invited teams to MPL-MY/SG S4’s Regular Season are Geek Fam (Season 3 Champion), EVOS Esports SG (Season 3 Runner up), Resurgence, XPAX X-Assins, Shopee Bosskurr and Axis Esports. The lineup of Axis Esports includes four former Reborn players: Muhammad Nur Hafis ‘Evilx’ Jamiran, Saw ‘Loong’ Kee Loong, Muhammad Firdaus ‘Rynn’ Abdul Jamil and a returning Fiqri Atiq ‘Lacid’ Mohd Fauzi Lai who took a season-long break from competitive gaming.
All teams in the Regular Season will continue to enjoy a weekly subsidy of RM1,450 (US$350) per team as well as a bonus prize of up to RM2,490 (US$600) for every match won.
Regular Season schedule
Fans can expect a highly competitive Regular Season filled with plenty of action starting this 24th August till 29th September 2019. Matches start at 4pm every Saturday and Sunday.
For more information on the tournament or to watch the Regular Season matches live, be sure to follow the MLBB Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MobileLegendsGameMalaysia. The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang game is also free to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.