Ever heard of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang?
Considering that the mobile game has over 100 million installs and finds itself near the peak of the ‘Top Free’ charts in the app store all the time, it’s likely that you’ve at least heard of it, or even tried it once or twice.
Condensing the dense but popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) experience in a mobile app is no mean feat, but ML:BB does the job pretty well. Likewise, Resurgence winning the fifth season of the ML:BB Premier League (MPL) MY/SG is no mean feat.
As with many other popular MOBAs on the market, the game also has a thriving professional scene. Homegrown esports organization Resurgence recently netted the coveted MPL MY/SG trophy for themselves. The MPL bills itself as the “premier esports league for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang in Malaysia and Singapore”, of which Resurgence has been a regular fixture. Standing on the podium for the first time in Season 4, achieving third, the Singaporean organization has now won the whole thing.
The six people from Resurgence that made the accomplishment possible are Eugene “Kayzeepi” Kong, Lim “Ly4ly4ly4” Yang, Koh “Jason” Wei Hao Jason, Ho ”SynC” Eehong, Loh “Sana” Siang, Ming Brandon, and Glenn “XCP” Hong Ian Jun.
Resurgence had a dominant run through the regular season, losing just one out of eight series to qualify as the top seed for the playoffs
The Singaporeans cleared the first hurdle, Team Bosskurr, but had to face another top-tier competitor in GeekFam, who was just one game behind Resurgence in the group stages. Unfortunately, Resurgence would fall here.
The story didn’t quite end there, however. Redemption was on offer as Resurgence defeated Orange Esports Reborn in the lower bracket finals and had to face GeekFam once again. This time, it was Resurgence that emerged the victors, securing the title of champions and US$25,000 in cash prizes.
Additionally, Lim “Ly4ly4ly4” Yang was selected as the Most Valuable Player for the season, earning an additional US$1,000 for his efforts. The former League of Legends pro said: “I did not expect it at all; it was a team effort in order to bring out the hyper carry so I’m thankful for them.”
The championship marks Resurgence‘s first major tournament win in ML:BB. Jayf Soh, founder and CEO of Resurgence, said: “We’re ecstatic to be crowned champions of the Mobile Legends Professional League SG/MY. While it is unfortunate that due to COVID-19, we were unable to lift the trophy on stage in-front of our fans, we are extremely grateful by the amount of support we’ve gotten online.”