Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup: List of Winners

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Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup: List of Winners

John Dave Rossel
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  • The Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup is one of the biggest esports events in the SEA.
  • The tournament first debuted in September 2017 and has since turned into an annual event.
  • The tournament was canceled last year due to the pandemic.

The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) is one of the biggest esports events in the SEA. The tournament first debuted in September 2017 and has since turned into an annual event where different teams from all over SEA will compete for the title of champion. Unfortunately, last year’s tournament was canceled due to the global pandemic that has stormed the world. Moonton has recently announced the annual event’s return with a new online format and a prize pool of $150,00 USD. For esports enthusiasts who are curious about the history of the MSC, here is a quick recap and a list of winners for the previous iterations of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup. 

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Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup: List of Winners

MSC 2017: September 2017

The first season of the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup was held in Jakarta, Indonesia with a prize pool of $100,000 USD. The event used a qualification system and consisted of eight finalists from five countries: the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia. The grand final sees Salty Salad from the Philippines against IDNS from Thailand. Salty Salad fought hard, but IDNS stood tall as the victor and claimed the crown of champions.

IDONOTSLEEP is the champion of MSC 2017.

Here are the final rankings of the MSC 2017.

RankCountryPrizeTeam
ChampionThailand$50,000 USD

IDNS (IDONOTSLEEP)

2nd PlacePhilippines

$25,000 USD

Salty Salad

3rd PlacePhilippines

$10,000 USD

Solid Gaming Alpha
4th PlaceImpunity

$6,000 USD

Impunity
5th & 6th PlaceMalaysia$3,000 USDTeam Saiyan

Indonesia

$3,000 USD

Saints Indo

7th & 8th PlaceIndonesia$1,500 USD

Elite8 Esports


Malaysia

$1,500 USD

MYA JR

MSC 2018: July 27 - 29, 2018

Similar to last year’s event, the MSC 2018 took place in Jakarta, Indonesia, with a prize pool of $100,000 USD. However, instead of following the qualification system last year, the event has invited professional MLBB teams from countries around SEA. Ten teams were invited from seven countries: Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Defending champs IDNS returned for the second time in the event but reportedly experienced technical difficulties which prevented them from performing in the event. A scrappy team from the Philippines, Aether Main, took home the championship after which they rebranded to Bren Esports. 

Aether Main from the Philippines won the MSC 2018.

Here are the final rankings of the MSC 2017;

RankCountryPrizeTeam

Champion

Philippines

$42,000 USD

Aether Main

2nd Place

Philippines

$21,000 USD

Digital Devils Professional Gamin 

3rd Place

Indonesia

$14,000 USD

RRQ.O2

4th Place

Indonesia

$7,000 USD

Aeroworlf. Roxy

Here is the list of other participating teams who didn’t make it to the finals;

  • Bigetron Esports (Singapore)
  • AirAsia Saiyan (Malaysia)
  • Burmese Ghouls (Myanmar)
  • EVOS Esports (Indonesia)
  • Fantasy Main (Vietnam)
  • IDNS (Thailand)

MSC 2019: June 19 - 23 2018

The third annual tournament was held in Manila, Philippines, with a slightly bigger prize pool of $120,000 USD. A total of twelve teams participated in the tournament: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam. 

The Indonesian team, ONIC Esports, secured the title of champions in MSC 2019 after going up against another Indonesian, Louvre Esports, in the grand finals.

ONIC Esports won the MSC 2019.

Here are the final rankings of the MSC 2018;

RankCountryPrizeTeam
Champion

Indonesia

$45,000 USDONIC Esports
2nd Place

Indonesia

$20,000 USD

Louvre Esports

3rd Place

Philippines

$10,000 USD

ArkAngel

4th Place

Vietnam

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Overclockers

Here is the list of other participating teams who didn’t make it to the finals;

  • Geek Fam (Malaysia)
  • Bren Esports (Philippines)
  • IDNS (Thailand)
  • EVOS.SG (Singapore)
  • Team Resolution (Myanmar)
  • Diversity Helheim (Cambodia)
  • Burmese Ghouls (Myanmar)
  • WAWA Gaming (Laos)

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MSC 2020: Canceled

The scheduled fourth annual event was unfortunately canceled due to the global pandemic. Moonton explained that international travel limitations and local government regulations about the pandemic made it impossible for them to host the event.


That’s all you need to know about the previous Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup events. The upcoming MSC 2021 will have a completely new format, featuring an online event to ensure the safety of its participants. Moonton has also allegedly prepared a few surprises for its viewers, which it will reveal later.

John is a mobile esports writer for AFK Gaming that specializes in Wild Rift and Mobile Legends, whilst also maintaining an overview of the Free Fire, COD Mobile and PUBG Mobile esports scenes.