The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup is returning on June 11. Twelve teams from SEA countries are vying to be the champion in the first official international MLBB tournament of the year.
Most of the participating teams are the winners and first runners-up of the MLBB Professional League of different regions. MPL PH Season 9 champion RSG PH, along with second placer Omega Esports, will be representing the Philippines.
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup Teams
|Countries||Team 1||Team 2|
|Indonesia||RRQ Hoshi||ONIC Esports|
|Philippines||RSG PH||Omega Esports|
|Singapore||RSG SG||EVOS SG|
Falcon Esports will also be joining after winning the Myanmar Qualifier 2022 in March. And finally, the Mekong Qualifier in April was held to pick a team from non-MPL regions Vietnam, Thailand and Laos. IDONOTSLEEP of Thailand came out as the winner and obtained a ticket to MSC 2022.
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MSC 2022 Tournament Format
Like last year, MSC 2022 is a multi-stage MLBB tournament. The twelve competing teams initially play in a single round-robin format during the group stage, where the teams are equally divided into four groups. The teams aim to be in the top two of their respective groups to advance to the playoffs. The second and final stage is played as a double-elimination tournament.
Group Teams of MSC 2022
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|ONIC Esports||RSG Philippines||Omega Esports||EVOS SG|
|Falcon Esports||See You Soon||IDONOTSLEEP Esports||Orange Esports|
|TODAK||RSG Singapore||RRQ Hoshi||Impunity KH|
The first stage of the tournament is a single round-robin, with best-of-2 matches. Teams who finish at the top of their groups will advance to the upper bracket finals, while those on the bottom will be eliminated.
June 14 (Day 1)
|RSG PH vs Falcon Esports||12PM||RSG PH 2—1|
|RSG SG vs Orange Esports||3:30PM||Orange Esports 1—2|
|Todak vs Omega Esports||6:30PM||Todak 2—1|
|EVOS SG vs RRQ Hoshi||8:30PM||RRQ Hoshi 1—2|
MSC 2022 Games Schedule and Results
To determine which group each team will belong to during the group stage, a live draw will be held on May 29. The group stage is scheduled on June 11 and 12, followed by the playoffs from June 14 to 19.
We’ll update this article once the official schedule is revealed.
Prize Pool of MSC 2022
At $300,000 (approx. Php15.7 million), the total prize pool is twice the amount given away in the previous MSC. Naturally, the tournament grand champion will take home the most from the prize pool distribution.
Where to watch Mobile Legends MSC 2022
For the first time since the global health crisis, this annual international tournament will be held offline with Malaysia as the host country and matches to take place in the capital Kuala Lumpur. The tournament was canceled in 2020 due to international travel restrictions enforced to curb infections. The following tournament was then held as a solely virtual event.
It’s also likely that Moonton may announce and sell tickets to watch parties just as they did in the MPL PH Season 9 playoffs, during which fans could purchase tickets to watch the tournament at select SM Cinemas.