For the fourth year running, ONE Esports, a leading global esports media platform and MOONTON Games, will host ONE Esports MPL Invitational (MPLI) 2023. Taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia, from November 15 to 19, 2023, the tournament marks a significant milestone as MPLI goes offline and welcomes international teams from North America (NA), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and China for the first time.
ONE Esports MPLI 2023 will commence with the Group Stage from November 15 to 16, followed by the Playoffs and Grand Final from November 17 to 19, where qualifying teams will compete live at the GBK Basketball Hall in Jakarta. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) fans who wish to tune in online can catch all the action unfold on ONE Esports’ channels, including Facebook, TikTok, Twitch, X, and YouTube. All livestreamed content will be available in Bahasa Indonesia, English, and Tagalog.
The tournament will see 16 teams from eight countries and regions compete for a share of the US$100,000 prize pool. The 16 participating teams in ONE Esports MPLI 2023 are:
|Dewa United Esports|
|Rex Regum Qeon|
|Cambodia||See You Soon|
All-new fan voting system brings fresh twist
ONE Esports MPLI 2023 introduces an all-new fan voting system that empowers supporters to determine the top eight teams in the first pool of the Group Stage. The remaining eight teams will be assigned to the second pool, where the two will be divided into Groups A to D, with matchups between teams in the first pool as follows:
· First seed vs eighth seed
· Second seed vs seventh seed
· Third seed vs sixth seed
· Fourth seed vs fifth seed
The remaining eight teams from the second pool will be randomly placed into Groups A to D, ensuring that each group comprises four teams. The Group Stage will feature a Round Robin Best-of-1 (BO1) format. The top two teams from each group will advance to the Playoffs – group winners will proceed to the upper bracket, and second-placed teams will compete in the lower bracket. The last two teams in each group are eliminated from the tournament.
Fan voting is currently underway. The results will be announced on November 7, and the final group placements will be announced on November 10 across ONE Esports’ channels.
Playoffs and Grand Final
The Playoffs of ONE Esports MPLI 2023 will feature a double-elimination Best-of-3 (BO3) format, with matchups set as Group A versus Group D, and Group B versus Group C. The Grand Final will showcase a thrilling Best-of-5 (BO5) format.
ONE Esports MPLI 2023 showcases top-tier MLBB talent from around the world. With the spectacle of offline play and the participation of international teams outside of Southeast Asia, the tournament will raise the bar for MLBB esports and competitive mobile gaming.