The ONE Esports Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Invitational (MPLI) 2022 will commence on 2nd November. The annual tournament will take place over four days and will boast a massive $100,000 USD prize pool. Twenty of Southeast Asia’s (SEA) finest MPL teams have been invited to participate in the tournament to compete for the championship title. The first round of the competition will be decided by Captain’s Draft picks. The draft order will be decided by a lottery-style draw. The MPLI 2022 will be broadcasted live through various streaming platforms with a variety of languages and commentators for fans to enjoy.
More info about the rosters for each participating team will be announced at a later date.
Format and Schedule
Captain’s Draft (28th October)
A Captain’s Draft system will be used to set the first-round bracket. The four MPL Champions from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore will be divided into four groups and will select their opponents by drawing teams into brackets. The draft order will be determined by a lottery-style draw. Once the order is determined, the Captain’s Draft will proceed in a snake format (i.e., 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1) until all teams have been selected.
The Captain’s Draft will take place on 28th October at 7:00 PM (GMT+8).
Playoffs (2nd – 6th November)
Matches will be played in a Single Elimination format
All Matches will be in a Bo3 series with the exception of the Grand Final
Grand Finals match will be played in a Bo5 series
Prize Pool Distribution
The $100,000 USD prize pool will be distributed among the participating teams as follows;
Match Schedule and Results
The match schedules will be revealed shortly after the Captain’s Draft has been finalized.
Where to watch
Fans can tune in to the MPLI 2022 livestream through the official broadcast handles of ONE Esports:
The livestream will have official broadcasts for Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, English, Tagalog, and Khmer.