The 31st Southeast Asian Games (31st SEA Games) will feature prominent esports title Mobile Legends: Bang Bang in the multi-sports event.
Three years ago at the 30th SEA Games, The Philippines bagged the gold medal after an intense 3-2 battle against Indonesia in the grand final, while Malaysia finished third.
This time, there are seven teams joining the competition, namely, The Philippines, Singapore, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Myanmar. Cambodia and Thailand have decided to not send any delegates this year.
Here are all the qualified Mobile Legends: Bang Bang teams for the 31st SEA Games.
31st SEA Games Mobile Legends: Bang Bang representatives
Team Philippines is mainly composed of players from the M3 World Championship winner, Blacklist International. Danerie James “Wise” Del Rosario and Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna will lead the squad in its campaign to win a second gold medal for the country.
|Kyle Dominic “Dominic” Soto||EXP lane|
|Danerie James “Wise” Del Rosario||Jungle|
|Salic Alauya “Hadji” Imam||Midlane|
|Lee Howard “Owl” Gonzales||Gold lane|
|Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna||Roam|
|Dexstar Louise “DEX STAR” Cruz Alaba||Roam|
|Russel Aaron “Eyon” Usi||Midlane|
Four of five representatives of Singapore are from EVOS SG. The squad is composed of veterans hoping to secure Singapore’s first-ever gold medal in an international Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament.
|Stefan Chong “Soul” Ru Chyi||EXP lane|
|Remas “Remaniscent” Ker Zhen Hong||Jungle|
|Basil Lim “Seilah” Dao Ze||Midlane|
|Adam “Adammir” Chong||Gold lane|
|Akihiro “JPL” Furusawa||Roam|
Niightmare Esports secured their slot at the 31st SEA Games after a solid performance in the Laos qualifiers. They were also the country’s representatives during MSC 2021. However, they failed to qualify for the playoffs after losing to Execration, EVOS SG, and Todak in the group stage.
|Sengathit Phounsavat||EXP lane|
|Khampaseuth Hanxana||Gold lane|
The players from Vietnam, originally from Cyber Exe, also fought tooth and nail in their country’s qualifier. Despite having little to no experience playing against international teams, the team hopes to bank on their chemistry to win.
|Ngoc Anh “NgocAnh” Le||EXP lane|
|Van Dat “Nho” Lam||Jungle|
|Nguyễn Công Nam||Midlane|
|Nguyễn Đức “DucNam” Nam||Gold lane|
|Ngoc Trang”Gnart” Pham||Roam|
Indonesia handpicked its players for the tournament. Most of their players come from the big three teams in the region, namely, ONIC Esports, EVOS Legends, and MPL ID Season 9 champion RRQ Hoshi. The representatives will have a chance to avenge their grand final loss against the Philippines in the 30th SEA Games.
|Rivaldi “R7” Fatah||EXP lane|
|Albert Neilsen “Alberttt” Iskandar||Jungle|
|Ihsan Besari “Luminaire” Kusudana||Midlane|
|Calvin “CW” Winata||Gold lane|
|Nicky Fernando “Kiboy” Pontonuwu||Roam|
MPL MY Season 9 champion Todak will represent Malaysia this time around. Team Malaysia was able to get the first place standing in their group last 30th SEA Games but only finished third in the playoffs after losing to Indonesia and the Philippines in the second round.
|Idreen Abdul “Momo” Jamal||EXP lane|
|Muhammad “CikuGais” Danial||Jungle|
|Zikry “Moon” Bin Shamsuddin||Midlane|
|Wan “4Meyz” Wsman||Gold lane|
|Mohamad “Moyy” Farhan||Roam|
|Mohammad Zul “Xorn” Hisham||Roam|
|Muhammad “Ajiq” Amirul Raziq||Jungle|
Players from Trend Esports make up most of Myanmar’s delegation. The team will be competing against international teams for the first time and will try to capitalize on their success in the local scene.
|Kyaw Khaung “Benno” Htut||EXP lane|
|Wai Phyo “Ps” Aung||Jungle|
|Khant Kyaw “OHMYJ3NNIE” Zay||Midlane|
|Zaw Thu “Gumi” Hein||Gold lane|
|Thet Naing “Black” Zaw||Roam|
The group stage will be from May 18 to 19. The playoffs and the grand final will be on May 20.
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