Updated on November 15, 6:20 p.m. (GMT+8): This article erroneously wrote that Gian Carl “Behave” Lamintao is still the team’s coach. Their current coach is Kevin “Ola” Olavere. We apologize for the error.

Team Falcons is set to make their inaugural international debut at the ONE Esports Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Invitational 2023 (MPLI 2023), representing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

As runner-ups of MPL MENA Fall 2023, the squad rose to the occasion after the withdrawal of the reigning champion, Triple Esports.

While the organization is relatively new to the professional Mobile Legends scene, they recruited a handful of veterans, including their coach, who brings a wealth of experience.

A preview of Team Falcons going to MPLI 2023

The full roster of Team Falcons at MPLI 2023
Credit: ONE Esports

Star jungler Mahmoud “Lio” Elsayed and EXP laner Abdulaziz “Hulk” Sulaimani, both well-respected veterans in the region, will be spearheading the team’s campaign in the upcoming tournament.

Lio and Hulk, victorious in MPL MENA Fall 2022 with Occupy Thrones, showcased their skills in M4 World Championship, where they advanced to the playoffs.

Additionally, Lio, a nominee for the 10 Greatest Players award, led Occupy to the MPL MENA Spring 2023 championship, earning them a spot in MLBB Southeast Asia Cup 2023.

Adding to the team’s diversity is the promising Filipino gold laner, Patrick “Lawtrick” Ciego, formerly a substitute for TODAK, who won the MPL Malaysia Season 11 title.

Lawtrick played a crucial role in the team’s journey to the MPL MENA Fall 2023 grand final — he was named game MVP three times during the playoffs.

Steering the squad is Kevin “Ola” Olavere, a seasoned Filipino coach who led BURN x FLASH to a title in MPL Cambodia Spring 2023, and guided Team Occupy in MSC 2023.

As they enter MPLI, the MENA representatives are poised to showcase their incredible team-fighting prowess that enabled them to sweep both Okami Esports and Triple Esports in the upper bracket of MPL MENA Fall 2023.

Team Falcons roster for MPLI 2023

Mahmoud Mostafa Mahmoud “Lio” El-SayedJungler
Abdulaziz Helal “Hulk” SulaimaniEXP laner
Patrick Lawrence “Lawtrick” CiegoGold laner
Jaylord “Goodnight” BacogMid laner
Ahmad Sameer Ibraheem “Super” AlzaglulRoam
Ramez El-Sayed “Ramez” MohamedMultirole

Don’t miss the chance to watch Team Falcons and the other formidable MLBB teams from different regions at MPLI 2023.

The tournament will take place from November 15 to 19, 2023 at the GBK Basketball Hall in Jakarta, Indonesia. Tickets for the playoffs are still available at KiosTix.

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