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ECHO emerged victorious at the MPL Philippines Season 11

MANILA, 7 May – MPL Philippines Season 11 Grand Finals concluded with ECHO edging out defending champions Blacklist International via a thumping 4:0 sweep in a best-of-seven (Bo7) series. The Orcas will take home the lion’s share of the US$150,000 prize pool, and a ticket to the upcoming Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2023 happening in Phnom Penh between 10 – 18 June 2023.
The MPL Philippines Season 11 Grand Finals welcomed over 5,000 offline spectators and onlookers who streamed outside the main hall through LED screens. The season garnered a peak-concurrent viewership of over 900,000 viewers, beating Season 10’s peak views at 800,000, according to analytics partner Esports Charts.
Both Blacklist International and ECHO will represent that Philippines to the MSC 2023, which for the first time, will welcome teams from three new regions from North America, Turkey, and MENA. Early this year, ECHO and Blacklist International also represented the country in the recent M4 World Championship and snatched the titles Champion and 1st runner up, respectively.
Meanwhile, Sanford “Sanford” Vinuya was awarded the Grand Finals most valuable player (MVP).
A Night of Legends and Community Favorites


The Grand Finals night also saw the induction of Edward “EDWARD” Dapadap to the prestigious Hall of Legends.
Other awards were bestowed upon Rowgien “Owgwen” Unigo as the Regular Season MVP, Kenneth Carl “Yue” Tadeo as the Rookie of the Season, Renmar “Reptar” Sta. Cruz as the Best English Caster, and Caisam Yvez “Wolf” Nopueto as the Best Filipino Caster.
Meanwhile, the league also awarded the following based on fan votes:
l Sportsmanship Award: Ben “Benthings” Maglaque
l Freshest Face Award: Kristof Malcus “Hesu” Calderon
l Most Fashionable Award: Jonmar “OhMyV33NUS” Villaluna
l Best Content Creator Award: Danerie “Wise” Rosario
l Most Improved Team Award: BREN Esports
l Most Epic Game Play Awards (no particular order):
n Red for Redemption by Blacklist International
n Sanford’s Backdoor Play by ECHO
n Tali ng Pagkakabigan by Blacklist International
MPL Philippines is supported by Smart, the official tournament telco partner. Infinix joins the pool of official sponsors. MAYA and Secret Lab are the partners in esports.
Get to know more about Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League – Philippines by visiting the following official social media platforms:
l Website: https://ph-mpl.com/
l Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Philippines: iOS and Play Store
Champion – ECHO
Name, IGN
Tristan “Yawi” Cabrera
Karl Gabriel “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno
Frederic Benedict “Bennyqt” Nepomuceno
Sanford “Sanford” Vinuya
Alston “Sanji” Pabico
Harold Francis “Tictac” Reyes
Robert Alexis “Trebor” Sanchez
Runner-up – Blacklist International
Name, IGN
Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna
Danerie James “Wise” Del Rosario
Edward “Edward” Dapadap
Kenneth Carl “Yue” Tadeo
John Redick “Red” Bordeos
Aniel “Master The Basics” Jiandani
Dexter Louise “Dex Star” Cruz Alaba
About Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL)
The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) is the premier MOBA esports tournament held across seven countries (Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Middle East, and Brazil). Created by MLBB Esports, these leagues serve as a pathway for athletes of all diversities and backgrounds to pursue their dreams of becoming professional players and to support the esports ecosystem in every region.
About MOONTON Games
Established in 2014, MOONTON is a global video game company dedicated to gaming development, publication and esports. With more than 1500 employees worldwide, the company operates offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Latin America, Hong Kong and mainland China. It has successfully launched a number of high-profile mobile games globally and has built long-term relationships with governments and esports organizations in more than 30 countries around the world. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is its current star game and the leading mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game worldwide.
About Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is the most popular mobile Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game worldwide that brings communities together through teamwork and strategy. With over one billion installations and 105 million active monthly users, the award-winning game is among the top 10 most played in over 80 countries. With an extensive reach across the Asia Pacific region, the multiplayer is available in 139 countries with an expansive global esports presence.
About Mobile Legends Esports 
Established in 2017, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Esports serves as a platform for players to pursue their dreams of becoming esports athletes and illuminate opportunities within the international esports ecosystem. MLBB Esports has since expanded to multiple leagues, including the MPL series hosted in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Latin America.

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