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After an action-packed week of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang this week during the MLBB Southeast Asia Cup 2021, the two teams for the grand final have been determined: Blacklist International and Execration. It's as if the universe was unhappy with the results of MPL-PH S7 and wanted to see the teams go at it again. Yes, you read that right - a rematch of what went down exactly two weeks ago. Seeing how these two teams performed during the whole tournament, it wasn't surprising to see them in this position.

Blacklist International

Blacklist International have yet to lose a single game this tournament, taking out Bigetron Alpha, Impunity KH, RSG MY, and EVOS Legends in very clean matches. Expectations are high for them to finish the grand finals while maintaining their streak.

Execration

Execration fell to the lower bracket after being knocked down by EVOS Legends in the first round of the playoffs. However, the Filipino squad fought back admirably and earlier today, they got their revenge by defeating the team that sent them down. Can they do the same against Blacklist International?

Game 1

Both teams started out with standard drafts, but Blacklist did an interesting hero swap with Diggie for ESON and Popol and Kupa for OhMyV33NUS. BLCK broke the early stalemate at 10 minutes with a quick snipe of two EXE players followed by the Lord immediately. A minute later, they were marching down into EXE's base to force out the GGs. BLCK lead 1-0.

Game 2

The second game, Execration struck back hard, taking an early gold, kill lead and the first two Turtles. Execration continued building up their lead thanks to Kelra's flawless performance on Kagura. At 12 minutes, without even taking a Lord, EXE barreled into BLCK's base to claim the win and tying the series 1-1.

Game 3

Game 3 saw BLCK OhMyV33NUS on her signature Diggie, causing havoc on EXE's side of the map and allowing her team to gain an early advantage. In the midgame, BLCK got a bit sloppy, allowing EXE to climb back after multiple successful team fights. EXE managed to get the first inhibitor of the game, but BLCK countered with a Lord kill and their first inhibitor shortly after. At 18 minutes, another fight broke out around the Lord, which EXE handily won with zero casualties, and seized the chance to end the game. EXE lead the series 1-2.

Game 4

The early game started fairly even, with BLCK keeping up in farm despite EXE having the kill lead. Things looked bleak for EXE after BLCK secured the first Lord and claiming the first two inhibitors of the game. However, EXE managed to hold off BLCK with a successful defense that allowed the team to secure an enhanced Lord to equalize the turret situation. The game was decided at 22 minutes when EXE wiped out BLCK's players to cruise down the mid lane to victory. EXE have BLCK at match point, 1-3.

Game 5

An interesting draft for BLCK with ESON on Franco this game and Diggie for E2MAX on EXE. Execration's unrelenting aggression gave them the initial lead which snowballed into a 4k gold lead at 8 minutes. By the midgame, BLCK stemmed the bleeding but it was cut short when EXE won another team fight to secure the first inhibitor at 11 minutes. This gave them a free Lord and another inhibitor, and another favourable skirmish. BLCK attempted a notable defence but it just wasn't enough. With this victory, Execration defeat Blacklist International 1-4 and win MSC 2021.

An amazing finale to conclude MSC 2021, Execration have managed to get their MPL-PH S7 revenge and join the greats as the second Filipino team to win MSC. We look forward to seeing where this budding rivalry goes in the coming months. There will be a short break before the next season of the MLBB Professional League kicks off but for now, the players will be getting some well-deserved rest. Remember to follow eGG Network for more news and updates on MLBB esports!

MSC 2021 Playoffs

It all comes down to this. The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang SEA esports series have finally determined its top 8 on Wednesday, the last day of Group Stage. Which team will reign supreme in the MLBB SEA Cup 2021 and bag the title as the region's dream team?

Related: MSC 2021 – Finals Weekend Preview

MSC 2021 Playoffs will run from 11 - 13 June at 12PM daily. The SEA tournament will be broadcast LIVE on eGG Network TV, Facebook and YouTube.

WePlay AniMajor Playoffs

The Playoffs of the WePlay AniMajor are finally here! Who will rise triumphant in the second Dota 2 major of the season and walk away with US$200,000 and 500 DPC points?

Related: WePlay AniMajor Team Preview

Witness top-tier Dota 2 action LIVE on eGG Network TV (click here for the full schedule), YouTube and Twitch from tonight until Sunday (June 11 - 13).

BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2021

Eight of the world's best Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) have proven themselves worthy in Spring Groups 2021 and Spring Showdown 2021. However, there's only one ticket to the BLAST Premier World Final 2021, as well as precious BLAST Premier points to earn. Who will be the only team to win it all?

Catch BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2021 LIVE on eGG Network TV (here is the full schedule), Twitch and YouTube, from 15 - 20 June.

ALGS Championship 2021: North America Finals

Date: 14 June, 6AM.
Where to watch: eGG Network TV and Twitch.

NBA 2K League

Date: 11 - 13 and 17 - 20 June, 7AM daily.
Where to watch: eGG Network TV and Twitch.

*All times listed are in GMT +8.

The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2021 kicked off earlier this week and after 3 days of intense action, the 12 teams have been whittled down to just 8. As expected, the favorites are still in the tournament, with the Philippines taking up 2 slots in the upper bracket (Blacklist International and Execration), Malaysia (RSG MY) and Indonesia (EVOS Legends) filling up the other 2. In the lower bracket, we have Indonesia (Bigetron Alpha), Malaysia (Todak), Cambodia (Impunity KH), and Singapore (EVOS SG) remaining. Thailand (IDNS), Laos (Nightmare Esports), Vietnam (Cyber Exe) and the other Singaporean team (RSG SG) have been eliminated.

Since the remaining teams have proven themselves to be the best of this tournament, the final weekend is going to be an exciting clash of titans. Here are the matchups and our predictions:

Upper Bracket

RSG MY vs BLCK: While we're confident in the skills of our Malaysian boys, we feel that they are going to have trouble closing out the match against the very experienced MPL-PH S7 winners, Blacklist International. Perhaps they'll drop down to the lower bracket to fight their way back up to the grand finals again. Either way, we think it's going to be a close one, 1-2 in Blacklist's favour.

EVOS Legends vs EXE: The Indonesians have been on fire this tournament, and so have Execration but they haven't been truly tested yet. Since EVOS Legends won MPL-ID convincingly, while Execration were runner ups at MPL-PH, we'll give the edge to the former. Our prediction: 2-1 to EVOS Legends.

Lower Bracket

BTR vs TDK: Both teams had rough group stages, with Bigetron Alpha due to their lineup/position change and Todak taking their time to find their footing. It's going to be a matter of who shows up this Friday, but we have faith in our Malaysian boys. Todak should move forward 1-2.

IMP KH vs RSG SG: Impunity KH are probably the only underdogs remaining in the tournament and have been picking up steam across the 3 days, so it's going to be interesting to see how well they do against Singapore's best. If they can keep their aggression in check and respond to RSG SG's macro movements, the Cambodians stand a chance, but we think RSG SG are going to emerge victorious, 1-2.


MSC 2021 resumes tomorrow, 11 June, 1pm (+8 GMT) on eGG Network TV and MLBB Facebook. Remember to follow eGG Network for the latest news and updates!

Sporting a brand-new haircut, Leixia from RSG MY, winner of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia Season 7 (MPL-MY S7) took some time off between training for the MLBB Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2021 to answer some questions about his team and their performance.

Before the grand final match, did you think Todak was going to beat Suhaz EVOS, or were you expecting to meet Todak for a rematch?

Leixia: We expected to meet Todak because they are more experienced in the game, and as you know, Todak is the best team in Malaysia.

Was the team confident that they were going to win the tournament at the start of the day?

Leixia: Yah, we were confident because we had the upper bracket advantage and the team was ready to fight whoever made it to the final.

From Game 4 onwards - Todak seemed to be very sloppy, making a lot of bad moves and unfavourable trades. Did you think losing the first two games and extending the series played a factor in your victory? Based on their gameplay did you think they were exhausted/drained?

Leixia: Perhaps they were mentally exhausted but we were already prepared to counter their playstyles, so we feel it wasn’t that big of a factor.

Zaraki, Logan, and Syno didn’t play in the playoffs or grand finals - was there a reason behind this decision?

Leixia: They wanted to play, but they decided to give the opportunity to the newer guys on the team. They also had a more suitable playstyle for the matches we were going to play.

How does the team make the decision of who gets to play or not?

Leixia: It is based on scrims and gameplay style. Syno has his own gameplay style and so does Kaizer, so based on our scrims, we change up our players for different game plans against different opponents.

What is Rush’s role in the team? Did he not want to play?

Leixia: Rush provides a lot of moral support from the outside, he analyzes the game and also coaches the team. He is important to the team. Rush didn’t want to play in the team. He still wants to play the game but only for fun.

Does Rush handle the drafting as well?

Leixia: Yes, he handles the drafting because he knows the players very well.

Is Rush very flexible when it comes to drafting? Or does he make all the final decisions?

Leixia: Basically, he’ll make his decision first to counter the enemy heroes. But sometimes he’ll give us two options for a pick to get our opinions.

RSG MY

MSC 2021 is starting next week - are you guys already training hard for the tournament or taking a break because MPL just ended?

Leixia: We aren’t taking a break because we want to go all out to make sure that our gameplay is on point for MSC. I’ll take a break after that.

How do you feel about the other regions’ playstyles? What are the main differences between each region and Malaysia?

Leixia: Malaysia and other regions have their own gameplay style, we can’t predict which draft and meta will be different from us.

Do you think RSG MY and Todak will do well in the tournament? Do you like your group? (they will be going against RSG SG in the same group)

Leixia: We'll take on any opponent presented to us. It’s going to be like a civil war!

Do the veterans of the team feel this victory is a new lease on life for their esports careers? Which other ‘old’ players would they love to see returning to the competitive scene?

Leixia: They would like to remain in the competitive scene, but due to life commitments and their skill level compared to newer players, it makes it hard to do so. They feel like the newer younger players have much better skills, but they would definitely like to continue playing as long as they can. As for retired players, I think Soloz and Fredo should come back to the ML competitive scene!

What is the team going to do with the MPL-MY prize money?

Leixia: We’re going to give to our family first, and the rest we’ll keep for the future.

Lastly, anything to say to the fans?

Leixia: I would like to say, thank you from the bottom of my heart. The ones who supported us from nothing to something and never gave up on us. Thank you for the positive comments that have helped us to move on further and hope you guys keep supporting us to the end. RSG is love!


RSG MY and Todak will be representing Malaysia at MSC 2021 next week, be sure to catch all the action live on eGG Network TV from 7-13 June. You can also watch the matches on Facebook and YouTube. Follow eGG Network for more news and updates on the tournament!

MSC 2021

MLBB SEA Cup (MSC) 2021 Officially Announced: 7-13 June!

The ultimate Mobile Legends: Bang Bang esports event in Southeast Asia is finally here, with the MLBB SEA Cup 2021 pitting the best in the region against one another for the US$15,000 prize pool. Fans will be treated with special in-game events and time-limited skins to be won as well, so don't miss it!

Related: MSC 2021 Groups Revealed - RSG SG vs RSG MY in Group A!

MSC 2021 will run from 7 - 9 June at 9AM daily (Group Stage), followed by 11 - 13 June at 12PM daily (Playoffs). The tournament will be broadcast LIVE on eGG Network TV, Facebook and YouTube.

ESL Mobile Open 2021: Wild Rift ICON Series MY Playoffs

The Wild Rift Malaysian tournament begins its conclusion with the Playoffs! The top 5 teams of Group Stage will be battling it out over a three-day Playoffs for the championship title.

Catch the Playoffs from today onwards (4 - 6 June) at 1PM daily LIVE on eGG Network TV, as well as ESL Malaysia Youtube and Facebook.

ALGS Championship 2021 - APAC South Finals

The last phase of the Apex Legends Global Series Championship 2021 APAC South will see the best Apex Legends pro teams across the region battling for the US$466k prize pool, with Malaysia's very own BunnyH0p and his team grApe as one of the finalists.

Catch the action tomorrow (5 June) at 3PM LIVE on Twitch, as well as BunnyH0p's Facebook page.

Onslaught League Season 6 Grand Finals

16 top notch PUBG PC teams across Southeast Asia and Oceania are locking horns with each other for plenty of high-stakes battle royale esports action in this PUBG PC invitational.

The Onslaught League Season 6 Grand Finals continues tonight onwards (4 - 6 June) at 9.30PM LIVE on eGG Network TV and Twitch. Be sure to read our TV guide for the full schedule.

WePlay AniMajor

The group stages of the WePlay AniMajor begins today and continues all the way until next week and the playoffs to determine this major's winner will take place over the weekend. Catch all the action LIVE on eGG Network TV (click here for the full schedule), YouTube and Twitch from June 4-13.

NBA 2K League

Date: 4 - 6 June, 10 - 13 June, 7AM daily.
Where to watch: eGG Network TV and Twitch.

ALGS Championship 2021 - North America Group Stage

Date: 5 June, 7AM; and 7 June, 5AM.
Where to watch: eGG Network TV and Twitch.

*All times listed are in GMT +8.

The group draw for the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup 2021 (MSC) took place on Wednesday and we now know which teams will be squaring off in the group stage. Here's the list:

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Tournament Format

In addition to the drawing of the teams, Moonton revealed the format of the tournament. It will be the same as M2 - best of 3 group stages, where the top teams move on to the upper bracket of the playoffs. The remaining teams will be shuffled around to play another match, with the winners moving to the lower bracket of the playoffs and the losers eliminated.

At the playoffs, it will be best-of-3 for all matches until the lower bracket finals which will be a best-of-5. Continuing the trend of MPL playoffs, the grand finals will be a best-of-7. Tons of MLBB fun for all viewers!

Many of these teams will be playing against each other for the first time, so it's going to be interesting to see how they fare. eGG Network TV will be broadcasting MSC 2021 from 7-13 June 2021. You can also watch the matches on Facebook and YouTube. Make sure you tune in to catch all the action live and follow eGG Network for more news and updates on the tournament!

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