MPL-PH Records Highest Grand Finals Viewership in Five Seasons
The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League – Philippines had its highest viewership count in the history of the league with 317, 330 viewers tuning in to the S5 Grand Finals between OnicPH and Sunsparks.
Mineski Global, the premier esports organization in Southeast Asia, in partnership with Moonton Games, successfully concluded the fifth season of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) in the Philippines and Indonesia, to all-time-high viewership. MPL-Philippines’ fifth season, which broadcasted its playoffs and grand finals last May 31, 2020, is the most-viewed in the league’s entire history in the country. It registered a peak online viewer count of 317,330 for the finals match between OnicPH and Sunsparks, with Sunsparks becoming the first-ever back-to-back titlist in the Philippine edition of the MPL.
1st Place Cash prize: Php 1,258,000
- Allen Jedric “Greed_” Baloy
- Kiel VJ Hernandez “Kielvj” Cruzem
- Ashley Marco “Killuash” Cruz
- Christian Provido “Rafflesia” Fajura
- Jaypee Gonzales “Jaypee” Dela Cruz
- Renz Errol “Renzio” Salonga Cadua
- Manager: Rizzi Joy Pardiñas
- Coach: Michael Angelo Bocado
The same hype was generated around MPL Indonesia, also organized by Mineski Esports. Their ‘El Clasico’ match between RRQ and Evos in the playoffs helped generate 702,689 peak online viewers before topping it off with a peak viewer count of over one million during the grand finals wherein RRQ claimed the Indonesian championship.
“I’m very proud of our Mineski Esports Philippines and Indonesia teams for pulling off five seasons of the MPL with flying colors, all while setting records in terms of viewership for esports tournaments in Southeast Asia,” said Mineski Global CEO and founder Ronald Robins.
The success of the MPL in the Philippines shows the potential of esports to be a major part of sports entertainment in the new normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mineski Global’s Esports arm has been working closely with Moonton Games since the establishment of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang professional leagues in 2018. The league has produced the best players in the region when it comes to the mobile MOBA genre.
“In the recently-concluded fifth season of the MPL, MPL Indonesia and Philippines have achieved positive growth and breakthroughs in performance. We feel very grateful to the Mineski Esports team for their hard work and will continue to partner with them and contribute to the development of the esports industry in Southeast Asia. We will make efforts to bring greater experiences to our players and fans,” shared Lucas Mao, Moonton Games’ director for esports.
The MPL will re-open for its sixth season in July of this year.
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