It was revealed previously that the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) would be postponing their Malaysian and Singaporean (MPL-MY/SG S5) section due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It has been confirmed, however, that they will now be continuing the league online.
Similar actions are being taken all around the world and across traditional sports as well as esports as the world works to combat the spread of the virus which has swept across the globe, killing thousands. Malaysia has put forth restrictions on nationwide movement in an attempt to help diminish the outbreaks global reach.
Esports Manager of Moonton Jayden Wei had the following to say in regard to the season moving forward.
“During this challenging period, the health and safety of our players, fans, and crew are our utmost priority. Being largely an online tournament, we have made slight adjustments to the operations of the Regular Season, so that it can continue in strict adherence to Malaysia’s Restriction of Movement Order (RMO)”
“All remaining matches will be played online under the oversight of remote marshals. This will ensure that our teams and players can participate from wherever they are while ensuring that the integrity of the league is kept at the highest level,” he added.
Season 5 matches will resume on April 10th and run through April 19th.