Malaysian Esports initiative, Esports Integrated (ESI) has announced the national esports event, Malaysia Esports League 2021. With a prize pool of RM 200,00 (USD 48,000) up for grabs, Malaysia Esports League 2021 will feature the pre-eminent titles of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, PUBG Mobile, DOTA 2, and FIFA 21. It will be commencing from the 10th of July until the 10th of September of 2021. It follows the aim of providing all the Esports keeps of all tiers including the amateurs, semi-professionals, and professionals, a sustainable platform where they can compete against and get an experience of improving their skills at the national level.
Schedule and Prize pool
Malaysian Esports League 2021 (MEL21), put up by ESI, an enterprise under the dimensions of KBS. It has got Moonton and Tencent as the supporting system. It has 16 different states’ Esports alliances. Enthusiastic teams and players can register by going to the official website.
The league will feature four game titles, from which the players can choose according to their interests. Each game will have respective categories, in which the players can earn a title of a National champion and get a hand on the lion’s share of RM 200,000 ($48,000) prize pool.
The size of the team will vary from one title to the next, the list of the title with the team sizes is given below.
- PUBG Mobile: 256 Teams
- Mobile Legends: 256 Teams
- DOTA 2: 32 Teams
- FIFA 21: 128 Players
The league allows professional players to take part in national Esports events. This establishes a limit of one professional player in each team. The first stage will begin on the 10th of July 2021 and will last until the 6th of August, 2021. The event will be run simultaneously across the 13 states and 3 confederate territories.
Malaysia Esports League 2021: Different stages
A team in each state will engage in the qualifiers in a BO3 Knockout format. After qualifying the stages, the players will make their way as finalists and compete in a robin-round format. In the finals, the winner of each title will get a title of RM 2,000 ($481 USD) and get a chance to represent their state in the second stage. Also, the second stage will follow the same rule as that of qualifier finals, i.e. Robin-round format. The second stage will be commencing from 14th August to 10th Sept 2021. After making it through the qualifiers and the second stage, the team or player with the top-quality at the end of the tournament will be crowned as the national champion and take away RM 200,000 (USD 4,815).
It is expected that this league will also flow out to many other regions where the esports enthusiasm is yet to arrive. It is interesting to make sight at how it would make blossom in those regions.
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