MPL SG S5 Playoffs: RSG and Bleed storm in with dominance
Can RSG become a three-time back-to-back champion or will Bleed play spoilsport?
After an intense four weeks of action, the regular season of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) Professional League (MPL) Singapore (SG) Season 5 has ended. Eight teams from the country locked horns to determine the seeding in the Playoffs stage, which will take place from April 14 to 16.
The MPL Singapore Season 5 Playoffs will happen as an offline event at the Suntec City Mall – the same venue for the M2 and M3 World Championships. The offline event will be open to the public and will have team booths from Bleed Esports, Evil, Team Flash, and also RSG SG.
The MPL SG Season 5 has a total prize pool of 100,000 SGD (about $75,000). Besides this, the tournament will also reward one slot to the MLBB SEA Cup (MSC) 2023. Here’s everything that you need to know about the MPL SG Season 5.
The storyline so far
The most successful active organization in the MPL Singapore to date is RSG SG. The team placed second in the first two seasons and has followed this up with back-to-back championships in the previous two seasons of the MPL.
Now, they are looking set to make that three championships in a row with a dominant performance in the Regular Season. They topped the table of the Regular Season with a score of 6-1. They won all their series 2-0 with their only loss coming in the hands of Bleed Esports.
Besides RSG, the squad to look out for in the MPL SG Season 5 are the new entrants Bleed. While the organization might be a new name in MLBB esports, the team is not. They were earlier a part of Slate Esports, whose slot was acquired by Bleed. Slate was a rebranded version of the original EVOS SG squad.
Thus, while the name might be new, most of the players are very experienced. One of them is JPL, who has been winning tournaments since the Singapore esports scene for MLBB was launched back in 2017.
MPL SG Season 5 Playoffs bracket and Stream
The MPL SG Season 5 Playoffs Bracket is as follows. The top four teams have qualified for the Upper Bracket while the bottom four will battle it out in the Lower Bracket. The earlier rounds will be a best-of-three. The Lower and Upper Bracket Finals, on the other hand, will follow a best-of-five format. Lastly, the finals will happen as a best-of-seven.
You can tune into the action live on the MLBB Esports YouTube channel from April 14 to 16.
One slot to the MSC 2023 is up for grabs, but can Singapore finally perform
Singapore is an up-and-coming region in MLBB esports. Earlier, the region was clubbed with Malaysia but it got the standalone MPL SG in early 2021. Despite this, the region hasn’t been able to perform internationally.
The only feather in the cap has been a fourth-place finish courtesy of EVOS SG in the M3 World Championship.
The MSC 2023 will be the biggest edition of the tournament to date as it's the first time teams from outside SEA will be allowed to participate as well. With one team advancing from Singapore, MPL SG fans will be hoping for at least a podium finish.
The MSC 2023 will happen from June 10 to 18 in Cambodia.