MPL MENA Has Been Officially Announced
The Mobile Legends (MLBB): Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) will soon make its way to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. This will be the second MPL outside the Southeast Asia (SEA) region after MPL Brazil. The Mobile Legends Arabia YouTube Channel made the big announcement shortly after the conclusion of the M3 Arabia Major where the crowned champion, Akatsuki, earned its ticket to the M3 World Championship. The MPL MENA will start off with its spring split which will be held before the year ends, followed by the University Esports League and the Fall Split which will be held in the year 2022.
MPL MENA dates, prizepool and other details
The MPL MENA will have two splits each year - the Spring Split and the Fall Split. The first split is expected to kick off in November 2021 while the second split will be held in September 2022.
Participating teams for the first season of the MPL MENA will be competing for the lion’s share of the $200,000 USD prize pool.
The MPL will also be hosting the University Esports League sometime in May 2022. Teams from major colleges and universities in the MENA region will be featured in this tournament for a grand showcasing of competitive skill.
Moonton will be revealing more details about the upcoming MPL MENA at a later date.
Mobile Legends Esports shall expand outside the SEA region
After five years of success within the SEA region, Moonton is finally ready to bring Mobile Legends esports to a wider audience by hosting MPL Leagues to regions outside SEA. Brazil was the first region to receive the honor of having its own MPL League outside SEA, followed by MENA.
Given the success of the previously concluded a potential North American (NA) MPL League may also be a possibility soon enough. The qualifiers tournament saw the team of BloodThirstyKings claim the championship title and book its slot for the upcoming M3 World Championship.
It will be interesting to see what is on the horizon for Mobile Legends esports outside the SEA region.