Team SMG emerged as the triumphant winner for the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia (MPL MY) Season 8. Both Team SMG and Todak will qualify for the M3 World Championship, which will be held in December.
The playoffs were held at the Ideal Convention Centre, Tropicana Gardens Mall in Selangor, marking it as the first successful esports tournament hosted offline. There were strict safety measures and rapid antigen testing in place for the closed-door event.
YB Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal bin Dato’ Azumu, also shared a brief speech on the tournament.
“The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League in Malaysia has long been a driving force for the esports industry in Malaysia, and I am proud of the players rising up and beyond to qualify for the upcoming international tournament.
Esports has been growing in popularity and will likely surpass traditional sports in the near future.” – YB Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal bin Dato’ Azumu, Minister of Youth and Sports.
Fighting off the runner ups, Todak in a best-of-seven (BO7) series, the last and fiery match with Team SMG saw Sasa playing with Bruno for a high damage burst – winning Todak with a clean 4-0 sweep.
Team SMG will take home part of the USD 100,000 prize pool, including one year’s worth of Yoodoo’s digital subscription.
The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League serves as a platform to create opportunities for budding esports athletes. Organised by MOONTON Games and jointly presented by KFC, Yoodoo, Rexona, and Nescafé, the professional tournament has played a pivotal role in Malaysia’s esports ecosystem by supporting young talents and esports organisations.
The finals smashed viewing records and attained a new high of up to 165k, up 53.k from last season (S7).
This season, the league has partnered up with KFC, Rexona and Nescafé to bring exclusive bundles to MLBB players. KFC’s app-exclusive Delivery-only POWERUP bundle and MVP meals are available for delivery till 21st October.
Fans can grab the Special Edition Rexona Men x MPL Malaysia deodorant packs available at selected retail outlets and e-commerce platforms to get MLBBB in-game items & stand a chance to get a permanent skin worth 699 diamonds.
For those looking to get a quick coffee break in the midst of your day, purchase the Nescafé coffee cans from any supermarket / petrolmarts near you!
For more information, please refer to https://my.mpl.mobilelegends.com/.