The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup begins on June 10

Three new regions have also been added to the tournament.

by Jeremy Cheong

It looks like it will be an exciting year for fans and professional players and teams of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang as MOONTON Games has recently announced that the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) will begin from 10-18 June 2023.  

Furthermore, three new regions, including North America, the Middle East and North Africa, and Turkey, will be added to the mix to enhance the competition level and provide more opportunities for these regions to participate in international esports events.

“The transition for the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup into a global mid-season tournament has been planned in the pipeline for some time, and this year is a good start to kickstarting the transition,” stated Sophie Guo, Regional Esports Lead, MOONTON Games. “In line with our mission – Esports for Everyone; we wanted to provide these budding regions more opportunities to compete on an international level and will gradually look to upscaling the tournament model in the future.”

As of this announcement, dates for the mid-season cup format haven’t been shared but MOONTON Games promises to announce it closer to the date.

For those who are interested in the upcoming tournaments, below is the complete list of tournament qualifiers:

Nation / RegionQualifierSlots
IndonesiaMPL IndonesiaChampion & Runner-up
PhilippinesMPL PhilippinesChampion & Runner-up
MalaysiaMPL MalaysiaChampion
SingaporeMPL SingaporeChampion
CambodiaMPL CambodiaChampion
MekongMekong QualifierChampion
MyanmarMyanmar QualifierChampion
North AmericaNorth America Challenger TournamentChampion
Middle East and North AfricaMPL Middle East & North AfricaChampion
TurkeyMLBB Turkey ChampionshipChampion

The Group Stage will be held between 10-13 June, with the Knockout Stage taking place on 16-17 June. The Grand Finals and third-place match will be hosted on 18 June, and all matches will be held offline. More details on the venue and ticketing will be announced later, including the official MSC website.

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