Coming right after MPL Indonesia Season 6 ended, Mobile Legends shows no signs of stopping and is geared to kick off its Philippines playoffs on the 22nd of October. It’ll last till 25th October. After 151 action-packed Mobile Legends: Bang Bang games in one of the most historic regular seasons to date, eight teams, Aura PH, Blacklist International, BREN Esports, Cignal Ultra, Execration, NXP Solid, Omega PH Esports, and Onic PH have now inched closer to claiming the MPL-PH Season 6 championship title as they all qualify for the grand culmination of the country’s biggest mobile esports league.
The teams that are shortlisted are Aura PH, Blacklist International, BREN Esports, Cignal Ultra, Execration, NXP Solid, Omega PH Esports, and Onic PH. These teams are now one step closer to claiming the MPL-PH Season 6 Championship title of the country’s biggest mobile esports league.
MPL Philippines Playoffs Format
Introducing a revamped format, MPL-PH Season 6 will feature single-elimination playoffs bracket as compared to the double-elimination bracket from the previous seasons. Combined with the storyline-filled matchups in the first round, the sudden death factor that the new single-elimination format brings increases the stakes for each series, thus giving viewers more reasons to tune in. This sudden death factor is certain to add more to the storylines. The new single-elimination format brings increased stakes for each series, giving viewers more reasons to tune in.
Matchups are based on the respective team’s standings from the regular season. The top seed from each group faces the fourth seed of their opposing group while the second seed will match up against the third seed of the opposite group.
Following this format, the first round of the playoffs is -
- Group A first seed Execration versus Group B fourth seed Cignal Ultra
- Group A second seed Aura PH versus Group B third seed Onic PH
- Group A third seed Blacklist International versus Group B second seed Omega PH Esports
- Group A fourth seed NXP Solid versus Group B first seed BREN Esports
Each playoff series also will see an increase in the number of games. All series from the first round to the battle for third-place has been turned from a best-of-three to a best-of-five. The grand finals also have a changed format, with best-of-seven replacing the usual best-of-five series. This change is made with the hope of seeing more interesting and exciting matches that’ll celebrate the competitiveness of each team.
Matchups For Playoffs
Execration versus Cignal Ultra (October 22, 4:30 P.M.)
Execration’s regular season results should be enough to silence the doubts about their capabilities. As they set to face Cignal Ultra, a banner that's already been etched in the league's history as champions, in the first round of the playoffs, the Jaylord "Hate" Gonzales-empowered squad will look to finally claim their long-overdue championship.
Blacklist International versus Smart Omega PH (October 22, 7:00 P.M.)
A solid matchup featuring this season's dark horse going head-to-head against the lone squad that snapped Bren Esports's winning streak. Blacklist International and Smart Omega PH have been in the league for quite some time now. Aside from both being veterans, another thing these two teams have in common is their claim for a more memorable placing.
Aura PH versus Onic PH (October 23, 2020, 4:30 P.M.)
The fates of the league's fiercest rivals have once again intertwined, not in the grand finals this time, but in the first round of the playoffs. After Onic PH's dominating victory over the back-to-back defending champions to punctuate their Regular Season run, Aura PH's road to claiming a historic three-peat might be bumpier than it seems.
NXP Solid versus Bren Esports (October 23, 7:00 P.M.)
After a banter-filled initial matchup that ended heavily in Bren Esports favour, NXP Solid will look to secure the last laugh as they enter the playoffs for the first time. While the series looks heavily lopsided in favour of the Angelo Kyle "Pheww" Arcangel-led squad considering their impressive Regular Season record, keep in mind that the rookies were responsible for one of Aura PH's 0-2 losses.
More than a series of action-packed Mobile Legends: Bang Bang games from the country's best teams, the MPL-PH Season 6 playoffs will also be hosting a KOL showmatch featuring Akosi Dogie and ChooxTV. Both prominent community figures will be leading their own sets of teams to clash on October 25, 2020.
Playoffs Mythical Raffle
MPL-PH Playoff Mythical Raffle form is still ongoing, fill out bit.ly/MRD-PO before Oct 22 at 4 PM and stand a chance to win many prizes! Including 1 Mythical Prize worth 300K diamonds, 10 Legendary Prizes with each worth 30K diamonds, Cash Prize worth $1000 and a lot of Redeem Codes.
A $1,000 bonus will also be awarded for the Finals MVP rated by the official of the league on top of the lion’s share of the $54,000 playoffs prize pool. After the culmination of the MPL-PH Season 6, an upcoming regional tournament is also in the works at the end of the year. This will give Filipino MLBB fans more reasons to cheer for their favourite teams as the country gets to send their very-own delegate for the competition.