Mobile Star League, is a professional Southeast Asia mobile esports league. Hosted by the Seth & Merv Productions, the company is based in Malaysia. Of course, one of the first esports title to be featured in the league is the well-known Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. SEA Gamer Mall is also the proud official sponsor of the Mobile Star League!
Mobile Star League & Mobile Legends
Eight invited professional mobile esports teams from five Southeast Asia countries will be competing for a prize pool of US$10,000. So far there are four confirmed teams for Mobile Star League, more updates of the remaining four teams will be shared by the League soon.
The confirmed teams are:
I Do Not Sleep (TH)
EVOS Esports (ID)
AirAsia Saiyan (MY)
Bigetron Esports (ID)
When does it start?
According to IGN SEA, these are the schedule and format of Mobile Star League: Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
Date: July 10 – August 25, 2018
- Group Stages (Best Of 2 Double Round Robin) – July 10 – August 9 (Six Weeks)
- Playoffs (Best Of 3 Double Elimination) – August 25
- Grand Finals (Best Of 5 Single Elimination) – August 25
- USD$10,000 – Total Prize Pool
- Prize Pool Breakdown
- Champion: USD$4,000
- First Runner-Up: USD$2,000
- Second Runner-Up & Third Runner-up: USD$1,000 each
- 5th-8th Place: USD$500 each
With the growth that esports is experiencing, the availability of international tournaments is not enough to meet with the demands. More teams are going full time. At the end of the day, without an international stage, teams will only get to scrim with the same group of people. This does not benefit the growth of skills in any way. Hence, General Manager of AirAsia Saiyan, Jeffrey Chan, is fully supportive. With the presence of MSL, he hopes it helps players widen their horizon.
Smartphones are definitely easier to get in comparison to a gaming rig. It’s probably the biggest attributing factor to the rise of mobile esports. However, since the bar is rather low and almost everyone can join, do you think mobile esports require a lower skill cap? We’d like to know what you think!