MANILA (UPDATE) -- After two years of remote play, MPL - Philippines Season 10's regular season will go offline and welcome audiences at a limited capacity, the league announced Wednesday.
Games will be held at the ICite Bldg. Auditorium in Quezon City, with an audience cap, the league said in a press release.
The venue will accommodate 90 people on Fridays and Sundays, while it will accommodate 70 people on Saturdays.
To watch, audiences must submit a negative antigen test result taken within the day. The venue will also sell antigen test kits for P150, for those who will fail to get one beforehand.
In a response to a comment on the league's Facebook page, MPL Philippines said admission was free, but tickets will be distributed on a "first-come, first served" basis.
Audience members must also submit proof of COVID-19 certification or vaccination cards.
"Attendees are encouraged to line up at the registration area at least 30 minutes before the start of the show. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis," MPL Philippines said.
Since Season 6, MPL Philippines operated online, with teams competing remotely from their bootcamps, as the government set lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Season 9, teams competed through an offline setup in an undisclosed location in Metro Manila, with the playoffs held at the SMX Convention Center on a "by invite" basis.
MPL Philippines Season 10 will start on August 12, with defending local and Southeast Asia Cup champs RSG Philippines and Omega Esports duking it out in the opener at 6 p.m.
Reigning world champions Blacklist International and Nexplay EVOS will clash afterwards, at 8 p.m.