Twelve teams will lock horns, but only one can earn the title of champions. Who will it be?

After two years, the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2022 is set to return as a LAN event in front of a live audience. It will take place from June 11 to 19 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

The 2020 edition of the MSC was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while, last year, it was moved to an online format for safety reasons. 

Twelve of SEA’s best MLBB teams will compete in the MSC 2022 for the title of champions and a share of the $300,000 prize pool. For fans in Malaysia, the tickets to the event are currently live on the official website. Here is everything you need to know about the MSC 2022. 

MLBB Southeast Asia Cup’s format explained

The MSC 2022 will happen across two stages, the group stage and the playoffs. The group stage will take place on June 11 and 12 while the playoffs will happen on June 14 to 19. 

  • Group Stage
    • The 12 teams have been drawn into four groups of three teams each. 
    • They will compete in a best-of-two single round-robin format. Winning the series will grant a team two points, a draw will give one point, and they will gain nothing on losing. 
    • The top two teams from each group will advance to the playoffs. 
  • Playoffs
    • The eight teams from the group stage will compete in a double-elimination bracket to decide the MSC 2022 champions. 

Who are the teams competing for the trophy?

The winners and runners up from each of the five MLBB Professional Leagues (MPL) last season are competing in the MSC 2022. Two more teams have made it through the Myanmar qualifier and Mekong qualifier, respectively. 

  • MPL Indonesia Season 9
    • RRQ Hoshi
    • Onic Esports
  • MPL Philippines Season 9
    • RSG PH
    • Omega Esports
  • MPL Malaysia Season 9
    • Todak
    • Orange Esports
  • MPL Singapore Season 9
    • RSG SG
    • EVOS SG
  • MPL Cambodia Spring 2022
    • Impunity KH
    • See You Soon
  • Myanmar Qualifier
    • Falcon Esports
  • Mekong Qualifier 
    • I Do Not Sleep

MSC 2022 Group Draw Result

The group draw for the MSC 2022 was held on May 26. The groups are as follows. 

  • Group A
    • Todak
    • Falcon Esports
    • Onic Esports
  • Group B
    • RSG PH
    • See You Soon
    • RSG SG
  • Group C
    • RRQ Hoshi
    • I Do Not Sleep
    • Omega
  • Group D
    • Impunity
    • Orange Esports
    • EVOS SG

Where to watch the MSC 2022?

You can tune into the MSC 2022 in multiple languages on Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook handles. The tournament will be broadcasted in English, Filipino, Cambodian, Malay, Thai, Bahasa, and Burmese. 

Moonton is partnering with Malaysia’s Ministry of Youth and Sports for the MSC 2022

Moonton, the developer of MLBB, is partnering with Malaysia’s Ministry of Youth and Sports as a part of the latter’s strategic plan for esports development 2020 – 2025.

“Held for the very first time in Malaysia, MSC 2022 is in line with the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS)’s Strategic Plan for Esports Development 2020 – 2025, to expand and support regional esports tournaments. Malaysia has produced many talented esports professionals who have flourished well in international and local competitions. MSC 2022 will help to propel Malaysia’s esports ecosystem to new heights, well in line with our vision as a vibrant esports hub to nurture our locals to become world-renowned esports athletes.”

YB Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal bin Dato’ Azumu, the Malay Minister of Youth and Sports.

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