Team Falcons to compete in the MLBB Professional League (MPL) MENA

The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) Professional League (MPL) for the MENA region is set to get even bigger. The biggest esports organization in Saudi Arabia, and one of the largest in the Middle East, Team Falcons, is entering the league.

Muhammed Al Mutairi from Team Falcons stated:

“We believe that the quality of MPL MENA is paramount in shaping the future of esports in the region. With our unwavering commitment to excellence, we’ll strive to elevate the competition to new heights, setting a standard that inspires players and fans alike. Team Falcons brings not only unmatched skill and dedication, but also a deep understanding of the game and its community. We aim to create an environment where talent flourishes, teamwork prevails, and unforgettable moments are made. Our ambitions extend beyond victory; we seek to leave a lasting legacy, fostering growth and nurturing the next generation of esports champions.”


Why is Team Falcons’ entry in the MPL MENA a big deal?

The MPL MENA was established in 2022 as the top flight of competitive MLBB in the region. While the game has been able to become extremely popular in SEA, it has failed to leave an impression in other regions. MOONTON has been trying to change this over the past year and a half with new tournaments in North America, MENA, and Turkey as well.

So far, three seasons of the MPL MENA have happened so far – with modest viewership numbers. All three seasons had a peak viewership of less than 8,000, with the viewership actually falling in the latest season, per Esports Charts. This left a question mark on MOONTON’s ability to grow the game in a new region.

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Team Falcons’ entry, however, will come as a commitment to the potential of the game and its future in the Arabia region. The org is the biggest one in the region with a huge fan base and rosters across Fortnite, Call of Duty, PUBG, Rocket League, and PUBG Mobile.

Team Falcons have received a direct invite to the MPL MENA Fall 2022. The team is yet to unveil its roster, though.

Everything you need to know about the Fall Season

The MPL MENA Fall 2023 is set to happen from Sept. 8 to Oct. 21. Eight teams will battle it out for the title of champions and a share of the $107,500 prize pool. Additionally, the winner of the tournament will be the MENA representative at the M5 World Championship.

The tournament will happen across two stages: the regular season and the Playoffs. The Regular Season will take palace from Sept. 8 to Oct. 7, where the eight teams will compete in a single round-robin format.

The top four will then advance to the Playoffs from Oct. 19 to 21. This is likely to be a LAN event, although the venue hasn’t been revealed yet. The Spring Season Playoffs took place at Pixoul Gaming in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Besides the direct invite to Team Falcons, the top two teams of the spring season have qualified for the event. These are Egypt’s Team Occupy and Okami Esports. The remaining six slots will go out to the top teams from different servers:

  • KSA Server: Two slots
  • Gulf Server: Two slots
  • Egypt Server: One slot
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