MPL Philippines back-to-back champions Blacklist International and Season 8 runner-up Onic Philippines lead four other MPL PH teams in the One Esport’s Mobile Legends Professional League Invitationals 2021 (MPLI) which is set to fire off on November 2.

Screenshot from One Esports MPLI

Aside from the M3 World Championship representatives, MPL PH’s Nexplay Evos, ECHO, RSG Philippines and MSC champions Omega Esports will test their mettle against the top teams of every Mobile Legends professional league in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Cambodia in the seven-day event.

There will be eight teams from Indonesia bannered by its MPL champion Onic Esports and runner-up RRQ Hoshi. They will be joined by MPLI 2020 champion Alter Ego, Aura Esports, Bigetron Alpha, Geek Fam, Evos Legends and Rebellion Genflix.

MPL Malaysia will have Team SMG, Todak and Orange Esports while Evos SG and RSG SG will be representing MPL Singapore in the tournament. Cambodia will be sending its MPL KH titlist See You Soon as its lone participant in the MPLI.

The winner of the best-of-five grand finals will get the lion’s share of the US$100,000 prize pool.

The tournament will start with a captain’s draft on October 31 which will determine the first-round bracket. MPL champions Blacklist, Onic Esports, Team SMG and EVOS SG will get an outright quarterfinals berth and the right to draft the 16 remaining squads to their respective brackets.

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The tournament should serve as a warm-up for Blacklist and Onic who will try to get the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World title back to the country which was previously won by Bren Esports in the M2 Worlds last January.

Source: Manila Bulletin (