The ONE Esports MPL Invitational (MPLI 2021) starts tomorrow and will pit 20 of the best MLBB teams in Southeast Asia against each other for a US$100,000 prize pool.

How will teams from five different MPL leagues stack up against each other? If you think you know, you could win up to 3,500 MLBB Diamonds in the ONE Esports MPLI Fantasy Challenge.

Here’s how it works.

We’ve leveled up our Fantasy experience and there are now two ways to play: Pick’Em and the all-new Live Fantasy experience.

Whichever format you’re playing, you’ll be able to earn Fantasy Tokens. At the end of the tournament, the 20 players who have earned the most Fantasy Tokens from playing MPLI Live Fantasy or Pick’Em will win MLBB Diamonds.

  • 1st to 5th place — 3500 MLBB Diamonds
  • 6th to 10th place — 3000 MLBB Diamonds 
  • 11th to 20th place — 2500 MLBB Diamonds 

How to play ONE Esports Fantasy Pick’Em

Before each MPLI match starts you’ll have the opportunity to earn Fantasy Tokens by playing Pick’Em.

All you have to do is predict the answer to three questions for the upcoming match:

  • Who will win?
  • How many Lords will be killed?
  • Which team will get the most kills?

Think carefully because you’ll need to answer all three questions correctly to score any points. If you successfully predict all three questions, you’ll earn 300 Fantasy Tokens.

Updated November 11: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that answering all three questions correctly would earn you 300 Fantasy Tokens. This was an error. All players who correctly answer all three questions will instead split a prize pool of 3,000 Fantasy Tokens.

E.g. If 10 players answer all three questions correctly, they will each earn 300 Fantasy Tokens, but if only five players answer all three questions correctly, they will each earn 600 Fantasy Tokens.

How to play ONE Esports Live Fantasy

Live Fantasy is ONE Esports’ latest fantasy experience, letting you enjoy the fantasy experience right as the game is happening.

Here’s how it works.

In each match, you’ll be able to spend resources to add players to your roster. As players pick up kills, assists, and win objectives, your team will earn points. The better your players perform, the more points you’ll earn.

The players with the greatest number of points at the end of the match will win Fantasy Tokens.

How to create your roster 

At the beginning of every Live Fantasy match, players will start at Level 1 and be given 100 Resources to spend to add players to their roster.  

To add a player to your roster, follow these steps: 

  1. Click on Resource cost to the right of every player in the team menu. 
  2. The chosen player should now be added to your roster. You can even have multiple copies of the same Athlete. To do this, click on the ‘+’ sign on your chosen player. 

Each player’s Resource cost increases or decreases depending on how well they’re performing. 

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Changing your roster and frozen rosters 

You can add and remove players in your roster throughout the match, as long as you have the resources to do so. The only time where you will not be able to change your roster is when team and roster menus are Frozen.

This happens when there are major events happening such as big team fights. Once the team fight has concluded, the Frozen status will revert to Unfrozen and you will be able to modify your rosters again. 

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Leveling up and gaining more resources 

As you earn points throughout the match, you will level up. Leveling up grants you more resources to spend on your roster thus improving the number of points you can potentially earn. 

Information Tabs (Desktop)

You can find helpful information about Live Fantasy and the match you are in such as the rules, leaderboards, milestones, and match events in the tabs below the stream. 

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Information Tabs (Mobile)

If you are playing Live Fantasy on your mobile, you can access the information tabs by clicking the main Navigation Menu button and then selecting the information tab you want to see. 

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At the end of each match, a leaderboard will determine how many Fantasy Tokens you have earned:

The MPLI Fantasy Challenge starts today and ends on November 7, 2021 at 23:59pm (GMT+8). 

Ready to play? Sign up here!

READ MORE: MPLI 2021: Schedule, format, results, teams, where to watch