With the final thought of the Captain’s Draft yesterday, the 16 groups who will compete in the preliminary of ONE Esports Mobile Legends Professional League Invitational 2022 (MPLI 2022) have been established.
MPL PH Season 10 champ Blacklist International, MPL SG Season 4 champion RSG SG, MPL ID Season 10 champion ONIC Esports, and MPL MY Season 10 champion Team HAQ have actually selected that they wish to deal with in their corresponding brace.
While there were no shenanigans in the Captain’s Draft this year compared to previous MPLI events where sister groups are usually positioned in one bracket, there’s still a great deal to unpack.
Blacklist International selected BURN x FLASH, Orange Esports, RRQ Sena, and also Geek Fam in their brace.
While there are some gamers in the 4 stated above that have actually played on the global phase, they have little to no experience playing overall in international competitions.
That will certainly be a significant concern up against the winningest group worldwide, Blacklist International. But if there’s one team who has the largest possibility to stun Blacklist, it would certainly be MPL KH champion Burn X Flash.
The team is led by previous MPL PH celebrity John “Zico” Dizon, who played at M1 under ONIC PH as well as trained Nexplay EVOS from Seasons 7 to 9. He might have a few tricks up his sleeve considering that he’s had fun with the reigning champs before.
ONIC Esports is up for the difficulty
ONIC Esports’ coach Ahmad “Mars” Mariam loves an excellent obstacle. As opposed to playing it safe, the enhanced instructor prepared strong teams that played well in their corresponding regions. This is various from his draft at MPLI 2021, where he had sister teams facing one another in their brace.
MIRROR, Bren Esports, and also Bigetron Alpha may not have won the regional championship, however, make it indisputable, they were genuine competitors.
EVOS Legends will additionally consist of some of their standout gamers in EVOS Icon like veterans Jabran “Branz” Wiloko as well as Ferdyansyah “Ferxiic” Kamaruddin, indicating we’ll get to see an extra skilled EVOS team at MPLI 2022.
With this draft, instructor Mars wishes to reveal to the fans that they are positive they can win their second MPLI title, even if they’re up against teams who have the most significant possibility to present trouble.
RSG SG’s bracket may not have one of the most star-studded groups, yet it’s specific that these groups are starving for a title.
What’s one point RSG SG, Slate Esports, Todak, ONIC PH, and also Aura Fire have in common? All five have yet to win a global competition. This alone makes an excellent story of whether these teams now have the X-factor to win it all.
The most exciting matchup in the initial round has to be between Slate Esports as well as Todak. Both teams have been leading in their region, however, have yet to convert that success globally.
Regardless, one will eventually deal with ONIC Esports. It will undoubtedly be one for the books if these teams upset in 2014’s MPLI champion.
MPLI 2022 will certainly start on November 2. Comply With ONE Esports on Facebook for more MPLI 2022 information as well as updates.
Sources:ONIC Esports takes on group of death in Bracket C at MPLI 2022