Updated on April 16, 9:15 p.m. (GMT+8): Updated the standings.
The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Philippines Season 11 (MPL PH Season 11) playoffs bracket is getting clearer.
Three teams have already secured a spot with only one week remaining in the regular season.
M2 world champion Bren Esports clinched the top seed after sweeping Blacklist International, 2-0, again in their second meeting. Guided by veteran coach Francis “Duckey” Glindro and assistant coach Vrendon “Vren” Lin, the squad has sustained its momentum from winning the SIBOL MLBB 32nd Southeast Asian Games qualifiers.
Reigning world titlist ECHO is hungry to win the league’s trophy for the first time. They looked invincible in the first few weeks but suffered losses to Bren Esports, RSG Slate PH, and TNC. Nevertheless, they sealed the second seed with a 2-0 victory over Smart Omega in the final week.
Defending champion Blacklist International is aiming for a record fourth title. The dynamic duo of Jonmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna and Danerie James “Wise” Del Rosario and consistent player Edward “EDWARD” Dapadap are still leading the team that has new faces this season.
RSG Slate PH, ONIC PH, and Smart Omega grabbed the last three playoff seats after their dominant wins on the second day of the closing week. TNC and Nexplay EVOS were the teams that got eliminated.
Here are the teams that qualified for the MPL PH Season 11 playoffs
|TEAM||MATCH RECORD||GAME RECORD||POINTS||STATUS|
|Bren Esports||11 – 3||23 – 9||31||Qualified|
|ECHO||11 – 3||23 – 11||27||Qualified|
|Blacklist International||8 – 6||18 – 14||24||Qualified|
|RSG Slate PH||7 – 7||17 – 16||22||Qualified|
|ONIC PH||6 – 8||16 – 19||19||Qualified|
|Smart Omega||6 – 8||15 – 19||18||Qualified|
|Nexplay EVOS||4 – 10||13 – 22||15||Eliminated|
|TNC||3 – 11||8 – 23||10||Eliminated|
The league announced the playoffs will take place from May 4 to 7 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
The third to sixth-seeded teams will play in a single-elimination bracket. The winners will advance to face the first and second-seeded squads in the second phase, which has a double-elimination format.
At stake are the country’s two slots in the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup 2023 (MSC 2023) set to be held from June 10 to 18 in Cambodia, on top of the $150,000 prize pool.
MPL PH Season 9 winner RSG PH currently holds the MSC title after sweeping Indonesia’s RRQ Hoshi, 4-0, in the grand finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last year.
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