Press Release : MI5I Malaysia takes reign of MPL Malaysia Season 12, M5 Wild Card to be hosted in Malaysia

MI5I Malaysia takes reign of MPL Malaysia Season 12, M5 Wild Card to be hosted in Malaysia

  • This season, MPLMY teams will seek to carry on the MI5I Malaysia mission at the global Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M5 World Championship 2023
  • New emblem revamp heralds in new changes and challenges this season for the 10 qualifying teams
  • Regular Season will run from 18 August to 24 September, and the Playoffs from 5 October – 8 October

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 July – The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia (MPL MY) is back with Season 12, which will place ten qualifying teams on a huge test – carrying the MI5I Malaysia mission of bringing #pantangmengalah spirit to the international arena – the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M5 World Championship 2023. This year, Malaysia will be playing host to the M5 Wild Card happening in November, which will feature eight regions vying for another spot in the award-winning international championship.

“Malaysia has played host to several Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Esports international tournaments, including MSC 2022 and M1, and is home to a huge pool of talents that possess the capacity and ability to operate a world-class championship, we’re confident of pulling off a great esports experience for our local fans once again, and welcoming international players from abroad to compete in the M5 Wild Card.”

Fikri Rizal Mahruddin, Marketing, and Business Development Lead, MPL Malaysia.

The M5 Wild Card was introduced at MSC 2023 in June, offering a slot for more regions to participate. Malaysia is one of the participating countries for the offline qualifier, with the Group and Knockout Stages of the M5 World Championships taking place in the Philippines during December.

Revamped arena with bigger challenges

The new season will put teams to the test with the new emblem revamp. The gameplay update enables players to go on a more explorative angle with heroes and their respective playstyles and trigger specific effects or go beyond the conventional route of a character role. New strategies and meta are set to take centerstage this season, giving other teams to prove themselves and a chance to go from #ZerotoHero.

This season also marks one of the biggest transfers for MPLMY, with several teams looking to invest big to win big. Some notable movements include: 

  • Mikko (OMG), Saxa (TNC) to SMG
  • The return of Skadaga (ex-Homebois Coach) to RSGMY
  • Demonkite (RSG PH) to RSG MY
  • Stowm (OMG) to RSG MY
  • Exort (RSG PH) to RED Esports
  • Super Red (BLCK) and Pancake (ONIC) to RG
  • Z1PPY (FCON), Kid (ex-AI Esports) to LTX
  • Xorn (GeekFam), Feekz (GeekFam) Raizel (Alter Ego) to HomeBois
  • Matt (GeekFam ID), Maxxx (BTR) to Team Secret 

The rise of new contenders

TODAK takes on the role of a formidable antagonist this time around with new surprises. Their roster has been hugely revamped, with Kuja joining as a Coach. Kuja, Martzy and HazelnuT join the legendary Malaysian team’s ranks. Worthy adversaries – Red Giant, Team SMG, and HomeBois are set to take the MPLMY stage with their respective lineups and usurp the competition.

Catch the teams each Friday – Sunday (with the exception of Week 6) starting from 18 August to 24 September for the Regular Season and 5 – 8 October for the Playoffs. Their journey to become #BetterThanGreat is just beginning, with the pursuit of national glory taking center stage at M5.

The confirmed list of participating teams in Season 12 are:

  • Team HAQ
  • Team SMG
  • RSG Slate MY
  • Red Esports
  • Team Lunatix
  • Homebois
  • Red Giants Esports
  • Team Secret

During the Regular Season, all 10 teams will play a BO3 with every other team in the league. The competition ranking is determined by the number of points garnered by the teams, with the Top 8 remaining and retaining their slot for the next season of MPL Malaysia.

Home ground levelling up

The battleground for MPLMY S12 is levelling up, with all teams set to compete at Dewan Sri Putra, Bukit Jalil accommodating up to [pax to be indicated here]. Ticket2U is once again back as the official licensed ticking partner, with passes priced at RM10.

Ticket sales will commence on Friday a week before each scheduled match week. Stay tuned for more information including ticket release date for the Playoffs:

Regular Season Week 118 – 20 August3 March
RegularSeason Week 225 – 27 August10 March
Regular Season Week 31 – 3 September17 March
Regular Season Week 48 – 10 September24 March
Regular Season Week 515 – 17 September31 March
Regular Season Week 623 – 24 September7 April

Stay up to speed with all MPLMY updates and esports action with Hotlink, coming onboard once again as a recurring partner for S12, and share your epic wins on TikTok with the following hashtags [hashtags to be placed here]. Powered by MOONTON Games, MPL MY Season 12 is also supported by Asus ROG, Garnier Men, airasia Super App, Peak.KL, eGG, Esports Integrated and TikTok.

For more updates on MPL Malaysia, please like and follow the social channels below:

  • MPL MY Facebook
  • MPL MY TikTok
  • MPL MY Instagram
  • MPL MY Website

About MOONTON Games

Established in 2014, MOONTON is a global video game company dedicated to gaming development, publication and esports. With more than 1500 employees worldwide, the company operates offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Latin America, Hong Kong and mainland China. It has successfully launched a number of high-profile mobile games globally and has built long-term relationships with governments and esports organizations in more than 30 countries around the world. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is its current star game and the leading mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game worldwide.

About Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is the most popular mobile Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game worldwide that brings communities together through teamwork and strategy. With over one billion installations and 100 million active monthly users, the award-winning game is among the top 10 most played in over 80 countries. With an extensive reach across the Asia Pacific region, the multiplayer is available in 139 countries with an expansive global esports presence.

About Mobile Legends Esports

Established in 2017, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Esports serves as a platform for players to pursue their dreams of becoming esports athletes and illuminate opportunities within the international esports ecosystem. MLBB Esports has since expanded to multiple leagues, including the MPL series hosted in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Latin America.

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