Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) is a part of the esports event in the SEA Games 2023. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) is one of the titles that is a part of the esports section at the SEA Games 2023. The 32nd edition of the tournament will feature MLBB teams fighting for the gold medal later this month. There will be two separate tournaments – for men and women – and will take place from May 10 to 14. 

MLBB is one of six games selected for the 32nd SEA Games alongside Attack Online 2, Crossfire, VALORANT,  Wild Rift, and PUBG Mobile. It will take place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in front of a live audience. 

The SEA Games 2023 will mark the third time esports is being featured as a medal event. Here is everything you need to about MLBB in the SEA Games 2023. 

MLBB SEA Games 2023: Schedule and format for the men’s and women’s tournaments

The MLBB SEA Games 2023 will feature a separate competition for men and women. The women’s tournament will take place on May 10 and 11 while the men’s competition will happen on May 12 and 14. 

The format for both competitions is the same, though. Nine countries are competing in the men’s MLBB tournament while there are only six in the women’s competition. 

The teams have been split into two groups evenly. As there are nine teams in the men’s MLBB tournament of the SEA Games 2023, one group will have an extra team. 

While the exact format hasn’t been revealed yet, the teams will compete across a round-robin format followed by the Playoffs. 

MLBB SEA Games 2023: Teams and Groups

Here are the men’s teams and groups in the tournament:

Group A
Group B
PhilippinesCambodia
VietnamMyanmar
MalaysiaSingapore
LaosIndonesia
Timor Leste

The women’s groups, on the other hand, are as follows: 

Group A
Group B
IndonesiaMalaysia
CambodiaLaos
PhilippinesVietnam

In the 31st SEA Games in Vietnam, there was no bifurcation between men’s and women’s tournaments. The Philippines got the gold medal while Indonesia finished second. Notably, the teams featured all-male rosters. Additionally, the tournament recorded huge viewership numbers.

Where to watch the tournament? 

While a public announcement regarding the stream hasn’t been made yet, it will likely be broadcasted on the MLBB Esports YouTube channel like the previous edition. 

The SEA Games 2023 is an important stop for all teams as it will serve as the prelude to the MLBB SEA Cup 2023, which will take place in Cambodia as well from June 10 to 18. 

Stay tuned to esports.gg for the latest esports news and updates.

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