MI5I Malaysia takes reign of MPL Malaysia Season 12, M5 Wild Card to be hosted in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 July – The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia (MPL MY) is back with Season 12, which will place ten qualifying teams on a huge test – carrying the MI5I Malaysia mission of bringing #pantangmengalah spirit to the international arena – the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M5 World Championship 2023. This year, Malaysia will be playing host to the M5 Wild Card happening in November, which will feature eight regions vying for another spot in the award-winning international championship.

"Malaysia has played host to several Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Esports international tournaments, including MSC 2022 and M1, and is home to a huge pool of talents that possess the capacity and ability to operate a world-class championship," stated Fikri Rizal Mahruddin, Marketing, and Business Development Lead, MPL Malaysia, "We're confident of pulling off a great esports experience for our local fans once again, and welcoming international players from abroad to compete in the M5 Wild Card."

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The M5 Wild Card was introduced at MSC 2023 in June, offering two slots for more regions to participate in the biggest MLBB tournament of the year. Malaysia is one of the participating countries for the offline qualifier. The Group and Knockout Stages of the M5 World Championships taking place in the Philippines during December. MPL Malaysia is one of the longest-running esports leagues in the nation, bringing a spotlight to budding talents and industry sustainability. 

Powered by MOONTON Games, and presented by Hotlink, the press conference featuring both the MPL Malaysia Season 12 launch and M5 Wild Card announcement played host to an industry panel session that was moderated by Fikri of MPL Malaysia on propelling the national esports landscape. The panel featured Simon Lim, Chairman of Selangor FC Esport at Selangor Red Giants, Nureddy "DaddyHood" Nursal, Founder of HomeBois, Fadzli Rahim, Vice President, Operations and Growth at Esports Integrated (ESI), and Silvin See, Consumer Marketing Manager for Nescafe.

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