Mobile Legends: MPL Season 10 to welcome limited audiences after 2 years

Angela Coloma, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 10 2022 04:37 PM | Updated as of Aug 10 2022 10:15 PM

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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.