All about MLBB SEA Cup (MSC) 2023

Significant changes have been presented for the MLBB SEA Cup (MSC) 2023, in which teams worldwide will participate. The... Maria | 21. February 2023

Significant changes have been presented for the MLBB SEA Cup (MSC) 2023, in which teams worldwide will participate.

The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) Southeast Asia (SEA) Cup (MSC) returns in 2023 with a significant change. The tournament becomes a global competition while keeping the name MOONTON.

Read on to learn all about the MSC 2023.

All about MLBB SEA Cup (MSC) 2023

Teams competing in MLBB SEA Cup (MSC) 2023

MSC 2023 will maintain 12 teams, but the distribution of places has changed to allow international teams from outside SEA to enter. This includes North America, Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa (MENA).

Distribution of MLBB SEA Cup (MSC) 2023 slots

  • MPL Indonesia – 2 Seats
  • MPL Philippines – 2 Seats
  • MLBB Turkey Championship – 1 Seat
  • MPL Malaysia – 1 Seat
  • MPL Singapore – 1 Seat
  • MLBB North America Challenger Tournament (NACT) – 1 Seat
  • MPL MENA – 1 seat
  • Mekong Qualifier – 1 Seat
  • MPL Cambodia – 1 Seat
  • Myanmar Qualifier – 1 Seat

When is the MLBB SEA Cup (MSC) 2023?

The tournament will be played in a LAN event from June 10-18. At the moment, MOONTON has not yet revealed the venue for the MSC 2023.

MLBB SEA Cup (MSC) 2023 Schedule

  • Group Stage: June 10-June 13
  • Final Phase: June 15-June 17
  • Grand Final and third-place match: June 18

The MSC held last year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, had a prize pool of $300,000. In a lopsided final, RSG Philippines defeated RRQ Hoshi 4-0 to win.

MOONTON wants to expand Mobile Legends: Bang Bang esports on a global scale

As MOONTON strives to expand the game internationally, comes the news that MSC 2023 is now a global competition.

Since its launch in 2016, MLBB has gained a lot of popularity. However, much of it is concentrated in SEA. Over the past year, the developer has been working to counter this trend and investing in additional regions. These include North America, Turkey, Africa, and the Middle East.

Last year, MOONTON also hosted the first MLBB esports LAN in North America in Las Vegas.

According to MOONTON, MSC’s growth will not end with adding three more regions in 2023. According to the MLBB esports roadmap, the competition will eventually grow to include a global tournament mid-season.

MOONTON Games Regional Director of Esports, Sophie Guo, said:

“The transition for the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup into a global mid-season tournament has been planned in the pipeline for some time, and this year is a good start to kick-starting the transition. In line with our mission – Esports for Everyone; we wanted to provide these budding regions more opportunities to compete internationally and will gradually look to upscaling the tournament model in the future.”

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