The world’s most competitive Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) national league is now airing on television nationwide for Malaysian fans to enjoy. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Indonesia (MPL-ID) is Southeast Asia’s first-ever franchised league in mobile esports, and is home to reigning M1 World Champions EVOS Legends and M1 first runner-up RRQ Hoshi.
Now in its fifth instalment, MPL-ID’s Regular Season matches will be aired on eGG Network (Astro CH800) every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from now till 29th March 2020. Friday’s matches will be aired live, while Saturday and Sunday’s matches will be a delayed broadcast. The MPL-ID Season 5 Playoffs will also be aired live on 11th and 12th April 2020. Fans can find a weekly programme schedule on www.egg.network.
“We are excited to work with our friends at Moonton once again, this time to bring the most competitive national MLBB league from Indonesia to the esports fans in Malaysia and around the region. Aside from being the first-ever mobile esports property in SEA to take on a franchised model like the NBA and the NFL, MPL-ID is home to some of the most talented and well organised MLBB pro teams in the world. This will guarantee world-class esports action for all Astro and NJOI viewers nationwide,” said CK Lee, Chief of Sports, Astro.
The RM1.27mil (US$300,000) prize pool tournament will see Indonesian teams Alter Ego Esports, Aura, Bigetron Alpha, EVOS Legends (reigning MPL-ID Season 4 and M1 Champions), Geek Fam, Genflix Aerowolf, ONIC Esports, and RRQ Hoshi (MPL-ID Season 4 runner-up) battle it out over the Regular Season for a spot in the Playoffs.
“MPL-ID is one the fastest growing national-level MLBB leagues in our stable. In the first week of MPL-ID Season 5, we saw a 150% growth in peak concurrent viewership on digital platforms vs last season, reaching over 476,000 fans in Indonesia. We’re also attracting international talent, with coaches and players hailing from Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei. As such, we are excited to tap into an international fanbase for MPL-ID through this partnership with eGG Network, SEA’s leading esports channel ,” said Lucas Mao, League Commissioner of MPL Indonesia.
In addition to Malaysia, MPL ID will also be aired on television in Singapore (Singtel TV), the Philippines (Cignal), Indonesia (First Media, UseeTV, Dens.TV, MAXstream), Thailand (AIS Play), Myanmar (Skynet), and Australia (Fetch).
For more detailed updates, tournament coverage, announcements and analysis on MPL ID, visit www.egg.network and follow eGG Network on social media.