The MPL PH committee has penalized Mobile Legends: Bang Bang esports pros for their inappropriate posts and comments during the first week of the MPL PH Season 7. Bren Esports BREN Esports’ CJ “Ribo” Ribo and Execration’s Billy “Z4pnu” Alfonso posted a post on Facebook which raised concerns from the MLBB Community. Aside from the two esports pros, other ML esports pros have also violated the MPL PH rules. However, the League refuses to reveal the list of affected players. The league further stated that they would impose heavy punishments and issue serious warnings to all players and staff who have violated the said tournament’s rules.
MPL PH Season 7 Players Penalized For Unsportsmanlike Behaviour
Days after the conclusion of the first week of the MPL PH Season 7, MPL PH has released a statement regarding the controversies surrounding some of the participating esports pros.
The post further explains that the committee began investigating these issues, revealing that some of the esports pros had violated the MPL PH rulebook regarding unprofessional behavior. This led to the committee imposing heavy punishments on players and issuing serious warnings to everyone involved.
“Team Members must be professional, especially given their social media standing, their status as a professional player of the MPL, and icons of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang community,” the post further stated.
The committee did not reveal the names of the penalized players. However, some esports players have come clean with their mistakes, respected the committee’s decision, and accepted the punishment.
Billy "Z4pnu" Alfonso revealed on his vlog that he received a 2 -game suspension due to his now-deleted post on Facebook. He previously posted about betting 200k if Nexplay can beat Bren Esports. This led to the committee suspending him for two games in the MPL PH Season 7.
Z4pnu is one of the veteran members of Execration. He and his team had a great start in the first week of MPL PH Season 7 as they beat Omega Esports with a flawless 2-0 victory. However, due to his penalty, he won’t be participating in their match against Blacklist international on March 26 and Bren Esports on March 28.
In a vlog from Nexplay Esports Coach Akosi Dogie, one of the team’s members Tristan “Yawi” Cabrera, showed a choking pose after defeating Bren Esports in the MPL PH Season 7. He has also received a fine for this gesture.
The committee stated that they will not tolerate any violation of the MPL PH rules and will seek to strengthen the management of players to prevent similar issues from happening in the future.