Mobile Legends players, rejoice! Moonton announced in late April that the Mobile Legends Southeast Asian Cup will be pushed through this year. The fifth MSC will happen online from June 7 to 13 due to COVID-19 restrictions. For this year, 12 finalists from Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos will be competing against each other to determine who is the best MLBB team. Furthermore, the winning team gets to take home a total of US$150,000.
As of writing, Moonton has only announced two official teams that will be joining this year’s tournament. Both of these teams are from Indonesia. The first team is Bigetron Alpha, which consists of six players: Dreams (Roaming), Kyy (Roaming), Matt (Non-Turtle Line), Maxxx (Jungling), Renbo (Mid Lane), and Rippo (Turtle Line). On the other hand, the second team is Evos Legends, a six-player team consisting of Antimage (Turtle Line), Clover (Non-Turtle Line), Ferxiic (Jungling), LJ (Roaming), Rekt (Roaming), and Rexxy (Roaming).
The competition dates were also released. The first group stage will happen on June 7-8, while the second group stage will be on June 9. Meanwhile, the Playoffs will happen from the 11th to the 13th of June, while the Grand Finals will be held on June 13th.
Apart from the tournament, Moonton also announced that in-game activities and mini-events will be featured. Plus, new limited-time skins will also be available. These skins will only be available from May 29 to June 13 through MSC in-game events and the “DoubleEvent.”
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asian Cup (MSC) is one of the biggest annual eSport tournaments in Southeast Asia. The competition was first held in Jakarta, Indonesia last September 1, 2017. It’s a six-day event where finalists from nine SEA countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia) pit against each other to fight for the grand title.
Due to the pandemic, Moonton officially canceled the 2020 MLBB MSC due to travel and health restrictions. Thus, it was a shock to most players that this year’s competition will be pushed through.